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Law Number

42 Pa.C.S.A. 8332.3

Summary Title

Liability: Volunteer Firefighter


Volunteer firefighters, if acting within the scope of their duties, will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. Volunteer firefighters are considered public employees for purposes of state legal protections.

Full Title

Volunteer Firefighter Civil Immunity

Full Text

Volunteer firefighters shall be treated as public employees as defined in section 8501 (relating to definitions). This section shall not be construed to reduce or eliminate any other immunity provided to volunteer firefighters by law.