Leadership

OF INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Issue 10 and Volume 79.

OF INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS Drivers of Fire Trucks Are Liable for Damages To the Editor: Will you please explain as fully as possible just what the actual requirements of the law are in this state as to the responsibility and liability of the driver of fire apparatus. All the surrounding villages including Lynbrook and Rockville Centre seem to have undergone a sudden upheaval over some new law, I believe, placing the liability wholly and solely upon the driver of fire apparatus in case of an accident, and there seems to be no way of getting around this condition. It has caused the resignation of some of the drivers in the various departments, and in fact, some of our own drivers have threatened to resign as drivers, if this is really the specific requirements of the law. Just as soon as the fact is established that the driver of…

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