{"Volunteer emergency worker":"An individual who is registered with a local emergency management organization as an emergency worker and who holds an identification card for emergency volunteer activities and who is not receiving compensation for services."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

RCW 38.52.180(8)

Summary Title

Liability: Use of Non-Highway Vehicle


A volunteer emergency worker who operates an off-road vehicle will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act.

Full Title

Liability for property damage, bodily injury, death — Immunity — Assumption by state — Indemnification — Immunity from liability for covered volunteers

Full Text

(8) Any act or omission by a covered volunteer emergency worker while engaged in a covered activity using an off-road vehicle, nonhighway vehicle, or wheeled all-terrain vehicle does not impose any liability for civil damages resulting from such an act or omission upon the covered volunteer emergency worker or the worker’s sponsoring organization.