Provides that a professional rescuer (such as firefighter or cop) generall cannot hold someone liable for negligence that creates a need for the rescuer's services.
- *Policy reasons:
- 1) We all pay taxes to cover the costs of services such as cops and firefighters.
2)Professional rescuers will be entitled to workers' compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries
3) We don't want fear of liability to discourage people from calling for help when they need it
- *Rule only applies to:
- 1) Risk that are inherent in the professional rescuer's job, AND
2) Risk that are the very reason for the rescuer's presence at the scene
: If you negligently start a fire in your house, you will not be liable for injuries that a firefighter suffers trying to put out the fire.