{"emergency responder ":"any person authorized by the department of Homeland Security, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, or an emergency jurisdiction to provide aid during a declared emergency, including volunteers."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ACA 12-75-128(b)

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Responder


An emergency responder who, in good faith, complies, or attempts to comply, with rules and regulations will not be held legally responsible for activities related to the emergency aid resulting in death or injury to another person or damage to property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Emergency responders - Immunities & exemptions

Full Text

(b) No emergency responder, except in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence, or bad faith, when complying with or reasonably attempting to comply with this chapter, or any other rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this section or pursuant to any ordinance relating to blackout or other precautionary measures enacted by any political subdivision of the state, shall be liable for the death of or injury to persons, or for damage to property, as a result of any such activity. (c) The immunity in subsection (b) of this section shall extend to both emergency responders who are employees and to qualified emergency responders who are volunteers.