PA 10-51—sSB 151

Public Safety and Security Committee

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT LIMITING THE INDEMNIFICATION OF FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTORS

SUMMARY: This act narrows the circumstances in which the state must hold harmless and indemnify fire service instructors from financial loss and expense.

The law requires the state to hold harmless and indemnify any fire service instructor certified by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control for negligence or other acts resulting in personal injury or property damage, if (1) the person is performing his or her duties in providing fire service training and instruction, and (2) the act is not wanton, reckless, or malicious.

The act specifies the fire service instructor must also be (1) an employee or member of a municipal, state, or tribal fire department providing fire service training and instruction for other members or employees of his or her fire department; (2) a fire service instructor employed by the commission to provide training and instruction on its behalf; or (3) a fire service instructor employed by a regional fire school to provide training and instruction on its behalf.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2010

OLR Tracking: DC: KM: PF: DF