(1) A forest protective association, rangeland protection association organized under ORS 477.317 or public body as defined in ORS 174.109, or a person acting as an agent of a forest protective association, rangeland protection association or public body, is not liable for any injury to persons or property resulting from carrying out the provisions of this chapter or while acting within the scope of a duty imposed by this chapter.
(2) The exemption from liability provided by subsection (1) of this section does not apply to any injury to persons or property resulting from willful misconduct or gross negligence.
(3) An employee of a forest protective association, or a person acting as an agent of a forest protective association, is an agent of a public body acting within the scope of their duties for purposes of ORS 30.260 to 30.300, if the person:
(a) Engages in fire fighting activities occurring on lands located outside of the forest protection district in which the association is located; and
(b) Acts under the direction and control of the forester. [2003 c.54 §2; 2005 c.105 §1; 2007 c.808 §4]Section: Previous 477.102 477.104 477.106 477.108 477.110 477.112 477.120 477.125 477.130 477.132 477.133 477.134 477.135 477.136 477.142 Next
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