2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-426 - "Emergency call," "emergency personnel" and "telephone party line" defined

18.2-426. "Emergency call," "emergency personnel" and "telephone partyline" defined.

As used in this article:

"Emergency call" means a call to report a fire or summon police, or formedical aid or ambulance service, in a situation where human life or propertyis in jeopardy and the prompt summoning of aid is essential.

"Emergency personnel" means any persons, paid or volunteer, who receivecalls for dispatch of police, fire, or emergency medical service personnel,and includes law-enforcement officers, firefighters, including special forestwardens designated pursuant to 10.1-1135, and emergency medical servicepersonnel.

"Telephone party line" means a subscribers' line circuit consisting of twoor more main telephone stations connected therewith, each station with adistinctive ring or telephone number.

(Code 1950, 18.1-370; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1995, c. 791; 2000,c. 962.)

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