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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

20 V.S.A 2922

Summary Title

Liability: Volunteer Fire Department Official

Summary

An official for a volunteer fire department who extinguishes a fire will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act. A member of a volunteer fire department who acts under the discretion of a supervisor will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act.

Full Title

Liability of official or member

Full Text

An official of a volunteer fire department shall not be liable for any act or omission on his or her own part, or on the part of any member of such department, while engaged in extinguishing a fire at or near the scene of such fire, nor shall any member of such department be liable for his or her own act or omission if then acting under orders of his or her superior.