Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

RCW 38.56.080

Summary Title

Liability: Mutual Aid Agreement


An individual who, in good faith, provides assistance under an Intrastate Agreement will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Emergency responder of a responding member jurisdiction — Tort liability or immunity

Full Text

For purposes of tort liability or immunity, an emergency responder of a responding member jurisdiction is considered an agent of the requesting member jurisdiction. No responding member jurisdiction or its officers or employees providing assistance under this chapter is liable for any act or omission while providing or attempting to provide assistance under this chapter in good faith. For purposes of this section, good faith does not include willful misconduct, gross negligence, or recklessness.