ORS 477.123¹
Volunteer fighters of wildfires

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Voluntarily” means not undertaken as a condition of employment or with an expectation of remuneration.

(b) “Wildfire” means a fire burning uncontrolled on private cropland, pasture, rangeland or other private agricultural land or threatening a structure on agricultural land.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, a person that voluntarily undertakes the fighting of a wildfire is not civilly liable for any injury to person or property resulting from the good faith performance of firefighting efforts.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section applies to the performance of firefighting efforts that commence when the person arrives at the fire scene or a staging area and end when the person departs from the fire scene or staging area.

(4) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to:

(a) Members of a volunteer fire department or fire district who have been trained in firefighting techniques; or

(b) The operation of a motor vehicle by a person. [2019 c.245 §1]

Note: 477.123 (Volunteer fighters of wildfires) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 477 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 477—Fire Protection of Forests and Vegetation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors477.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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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