ORS 476.550¹
Loss or damage to equipment

When any equipment is used pursuant to ORS 476.520 (Governor authorized to assign fire-fighting forces and equipment) or 476.530 (Chief executive of political subdivision to assign forces and equipment) the state shall be liable for any loss thereof or damage thereto and shall pay any expense incurred in the operation or maintenance thereof. No claim for any such loss, damage or expense shall be allowed unless, within 60 days after it has been sustained or incurred, or within such extension of such time as may have been obtained from the Department of State Police, an itemized notice of such claim, under oath, is served by mail or personally upon the Department of State Police and such loss, damage or expense shall be payable from the Emergency Fund of the state. [Amended by 1979 c.76 §2; 1993 c.186 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 476—State Fire Marshal; Protection From Fire Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors476.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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