S-2.3 - Civil Protection Act

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126. Any person referred to in section 125 who takes part in response operations in an actual or imminent disaster situation or other event to which this Act applies is relieved from liability for any damage resulting from his or her intervention, unless the damage is caused by the person’s intentional or gross fault.
Such relief from liability extends to the authority under whose command the person is placed, the authority whose agent or servant the person is deemed to be and the authority conducting or having requested the response operations, except, in the case of a major disaster, if the authority did not take part in the establishment of a civil protection plan or did not adopt safety measures as required, or if the measures provided for in the applicable emergency preparedness plan and related to the alleged acts were not taken or carried out in accordance with the established procedure.
2001, c. 76, s. 126.