{"Marine fire emergency":"An emergency response involving fire protection, prevention, rescue, or hazardous material response services near any navigable waterway in Texas or the Gulf of Mexico or on government property."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 78.054

Summary Title

Liability: Firefighter Under Contract with Government


A firefighter who responds to a marine fire emergency under a contract with a governmental agency will have the same protections from being held legally responsible that employees of the contracting governmental agency enjoy.

Full Title

Individual Immunities

Full Text

A fire fighter is liable for damages described by Section 78.052 only to the extent an analogous employee of the governmental unit with which the nonprofit fire department is contracting would be liable and is entitled to the common law immunities applicable to the employee of the governmental unit.