2015 ORS 162.257¹
Interfering with a firefighter or emergency medical services provider

(1) A person commits the crime of interfering with a firefighter or emergency medical services provider if the person, knowing that another person is a firefighter or emergency medical services provider, intentionally acts in a manner that prevents, or attempts to prevent, a firefighter or emergency medical services provider from performing the lawful duties of the firefighter or emergency medical services provider.

(2) Interfering with a firefighter or emergency medical services provider is a Class A misdemeanor.

(3) As used in this section, "emergency medical services provider" has the meaning given that term in ORS 682.025 (Definitions). [2003 c.529 §2; 2011 c.703 §26]

Notes of Decisions

Speech alone does not constitute acting in manner that prevents or at­tempts to prevent firefighter or emergency medical services provider from performing duty. DeNucci v. Henningsen, 248 Or App 59, 273 P3d 148 (2012)

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Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 162—Offenses Against the State and Public Justice, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors162.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 162, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano162.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.