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Former Firefighter In $100 Million Fight For Old Job
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 9, 2006

HARTLAND, MICHIGAN--An organization representing amputee firefighters announced plans Wednesday to file a $100 million lawsuit against a Michigan fire department over claims that it discriminated against a former firefighter who wears a prosthetic leg.

The Amputee Firefighter Association's board of directors voted to sue the Hartland-Deerfield Fire Authority, alleging that it has failed to respond to David Dunville's requests to test for his old on-call firefighter job, according to the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

Dunville, whose lower left leg was amputated after he shattered it in a fall at the fire station in 1999, is the national president of the organization. He now wears a prosthetic leg that is specifically designed to carry the additional weight of a firefighter's gear.

Dunville claims that his requests have been ignored by the fire chief -- a claim the chief denies.

The board said that it is considering filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

Related:
"Lawsuit to be filed on amputee's behalf" (Daily Press & Argus)

http://www.inclusiondaily.com/news/06/red/1109a.htm
Amputee Firefighter Association
http://www.ampfirefighterassoc.org

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