Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ORC Ann. 5502.35

Summary Title

Powers, Duties, Immunities, and Privileges: Emergency Management Workers Providing Aid in Another Jurisdiction


An individual performing emergency management activities in Ohio has the same powers, duties, immunities, and privileges under the law as in their home state if there is an interstate agreement between Ohio and the person's home state.

Full Title

Persons exercising powers outside their regular jurisdictions

Full Text

Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of law, persons engaged in emergency management activities, members of emergency management agencies in this state, and members of the emergency management agencies of other states or of the federal government or of another country or of a province or subdivision thereof performing emergency management services at any place in this state pursuant to agreements, compacts, or arrangements for mutual aid and assistance, to which the state or a political subdivision thereof is a party, shall possess the same powers, duties, immunities, and privileges they would ordinarily possess if performing their duties in the jurisdiction in which normally employed or rendering services.