Fireman’s Rule

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Definition: Fireman’s Rule

Full Definition of Fireman’s Rule

This rule, in jurisdictions which accept it, states that people who are employed as rescuers in a professional capacity — fireman, coastguards, etc., — have no action in Negligence against people who create the danger they seek to alleviate. There is no fireman’s rule in English law: a fireman who is injured while rescuing a person from a fire that was caused negligently can sue the person who caused the fire.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Fireman’s Rule are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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