{"Emergency responder":"Fire service personnel, law enforcement, emergency medical services, public health personnel, public works personnel, homeland security personnel and other public response services."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Wyo. Stat. 1-1-138

Summary Title

Liability: Donation of Emergency Responder Equipment


An individual who donates emergency response equipment to an emergency responder will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Donation of emergency responder equipment; exemption from civil and criminal liability; definitions; relation to other law

Full Text

(a) Any person who donates surplus emergency response equipment to any emergency responder shall not be liable for damages in any civil action or subject to prosecution in any criminal proceeding resulting from the nature, age, condition or packaging of such equipment; except that this exemption shall not apply to the grossly negligent, willful, wanton or reckless acts of donors. (b) As used in this section: (i) “Emergency responder” means as provided in W.S. 35-9-152(a)(i); (ii) “Emergency response equipment” means all equipment designed for or typically used in the course of performing the duties required of an emergency responder. (c) Should any grant of immunity, exception or imposition of liability within the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act, W.S. 1-39-101 through 1-39-121, conflict with any provision of this section, the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act shall prevail.