fireman's rule

Definition of "fireman's rule"
  1. A legal principle that shields a property owner or resident from being held responsible for accidental injuries sustained by firefighters or law enforcement officers while they are attending to an issue on the property
How to use "fireman's rule" in a sentence
  1. Following the fireman's rule, the homeowner was not required to compensate the injured firefighter.
  2. The attorney explained that due to the fireman's rule, the police officer couldn't sue for damages incurred while responding to the burglary.
  3. Based on the fireman's rule, liability for the injuries of the paramedic was not imputed to the property occupant.

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