2011 Oregon Revised Statutes
ORS Volume 4, Chapters 131 - 170
ORS Chapter 162
162.255 Refusing to assist in fire-fighting operations.


OR Rev Stat § 162.255 (through Leg Sess 2011) What's This?

(1) A person commits the offense of refusing to assist in fire-fighting operations if:

(a) Upon command by a person known by the person to be a firefighter the person unreasonably refuses or fails to assist in extinguishing a fire or protecting property threatened thereby; or

(b) Upon command by a person known by the person to be a firefighter or peace officer the person intentionally and unreasonably disobeys a lawful order relating to the conduct of the person in the vicinity of a fire.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person working for a news organization if the person is reporting on the fire and the person does not unreasonably interfere with fire-fighting operations.

(3) Refusing to assist in fire-fighting operations is a Class B violation. [1971 c.743 200; 1991 c.67 35; 1999 c.1051 151; 2005 c.626 1]

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