Liability: Emergency Responder
A licensed, certified, or authorized emergency responder who, in good faith, provides emergency response at a scene of an emergency will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. A licensed, certified, or authorized emergency responder who is complying with, or attempting to comply with, orders or rules within their scope of duties, will receive the same immunities, relief, disability, and workers' compensation as State employees performing similar work.
Emergency Response; immunity
A licensed, certified or authorized emergency responder and its employees at the scene of an emergency, when the emergency response is provided in good faith, have the immunities provided in section 26-314 in carrying out the provisions of this article. The immunities provided by section 26-314 also apply to governmental entities, multi-jurisdictional planning organizations that encompass each district, members of each local emergency planning committee and their support personnel in carrying out the provisions of this article.