Emergency Rescue Personnel Law and Legal Definition

Emergency rescue personnel refer to any person who is an officer, employee or member of a fire department or fire protection or firefighting agency of the government. Law explicitly immunizes from liability emergency rescue personnel who render medical and/or non medical care.

The following is an example of a state law defining emergency rescue personnel:

Emergency rescue personnel means any person who is an officer, employee, or member of a fire department or fire protection or firefighting agency of the federal government, the State of California, a city, county, city and county, district, or other public or municipal corporation or political subdivision of this state, or of a private fire department, whether that person is a volunteer or partly paid or fully paid, while s/he is actually engaged in providing emergency services. [Cal Health & Saf Code § 1799.107].