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Law Number

35 Pa.C.S.A. 7339

Summary Title

Liability: Intrastate Mutual Aid


An individual who, in good faith, provides intrastate assistance will not be held legally responsible for injury, death, or property damage. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section is limited to the intrastate mutual aid system.

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All activities performed under the intrastate mutual aid system are deemed to be governmental functions. For the purposes of liability, all persons responding under the operational control of the requesting political subdivision shall be deemed to be employees of the requesting participating political subdivision. Except in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence or bad faith, neither the participating political subdivisions nor their employees shall be liable for the death of or injury to persons or for damage to property when complying or attempting to comply with the system. This subchapter shall provide no immunity, rights or privileges for any individual responding to an incident where the response has not been requested by a participating political subdivision.