Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

N.J. Stat. 2A:62A-1.2

Summary Title

Good Samaritan Law: Firefighters Providing Emergency Care


A firefighter who, in good faith, provides emergency care will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness. Generally, Good Samaritan laws only offer protection for those individuals who provide care during spontaneous emergencies unrelated to volunteer deployment.

Full Title

Immunity from civil damages for firefighters at accident scenes

Full Text

A municipal, county or State firefighter, whether volunteer or paid, shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions undertaken in good faith in rendering care at the scene of an accident or emergency to any victim thereof, or in transporting any such victim to a hospital or other facility where treatment or care is to be rendered; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall exonerate a firefighter for gross negligence.