Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ORS 401.940

Summary Title

Liability: Individual Acting Under Direction of State Fire Marshal


An individual who responds to an actual or threatened structural collapse under the direction of the State Fire Marshal will not be held legally responsible for injury or damage to property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity from liability for local personnel acting in line of duty; exception

Full Text

Personnel assigned under ORS 401.930, the state or a county, city or district is not liable for any injury to person or property resulting from the performance of any duty under ORS 401.930 or an assignment, use or response under ORS 401.930. However, this section does not confer immunity from liability for injury to person or property resulting from intentional misconduct or gross negligence. The immunity from liability provided to responding personnel under this section is in addition to any immunity available to responding personnel under ORS 401.932.