2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 745 - CIVIL IMMUNITIES
745 ILCS 10/ - Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act.
Article V - Fire Protection And Rescue Services



(745 ILCS 10/Art. V heading)

ARTICLE V - FIRE PROTECTION AND RESCUE SERVICES


(745 ILCS 10/5-101) (from Ch. 85, par. 5-101)
Sec. 5-101. Neither a local public entity nor a public employee is liable for failure to establish a fire department or otherwise to provide fire protection, rescue or other emergency service.
As used in this Article, "rescue services" includes, but is not limited to, the operation of an ambulance as defined in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)


(745 ILCS 10/5-102) (from Ch. 85, par. 5-102)
Sec. 5-102. Neither a local public entity that has undertaken to provide fire protection service nor any of its employees is liable for an injury resulting from the failure to suppress or contain a fire or from the failure to provide or maintain sufficient personnel, equipment or other fire protection facilities.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2983.)


(745 ILCS 10/5-103) (from Ch. 85, par. 5-103)
Sec. 5-103. (a) Neither a local public entity, nor a public employee acting in the scope of his employment, is liable for an injury resulting from the condition of fire protection or firefighting equipment or facilities. Nothing in this section shall exonerate a public entity from liability for negligence by reason of the condition of a motor vehicle while it is traveling on public ways.
(b) Neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting in the scope of his employment, is liable for an injury caused by an act or omission of a public employee while engaged in fighting a fire. However, this Section shall not apply if the injury is caused by the willful and wanton conduct of the public employee.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)


(745 ILCS 10/5-104) (from Ch. 85, par. 5-104)
Sec. 5-104. Except as provided in this Article, no trustee, officer or employee of a fire protection district or fire department having a mutual aid agreement with such district, nor any such fire protection district or department, shall be liable for damage caused to bridges and roads thereon, owned by the State or by a unit of local government, when such damage is caused by fire fighting equipment crossing bridges and roads thereon, for which load limits are lower than the weight of such equipment, when responding to an alarm or returning therefrom.
(Source: P.A. 80-839.)


(745 ILCS 10/5-106) (from Ch. 85, par. 5-106)
Sec. 5-106. Except for willful or wanton conduct, neither a local public entity, nor a public employee acting within the scope of his employment, is liable for an injury caused by the negligent operation of a motor vehicle or firefighting or rescue equipment, when responding to an emergency call, including transportation of a person to a medical facility.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)


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