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Author Eburn, Michael.

Title Emergency law : rights, liabilities and duties of emergency workers and volunteers / Michael Eburn.

Published Leichhardt, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KM 234 K1 EBUR    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xxv, 288 pages ; 21 cm
Notes Previous ed.: 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword by Professor John Handmer -- Ch 1. Legal principles -- Ch 2. First aid / prehospital care -- Ch 3. Fire-fighting and rescue -- Ch 4. Ambulance, fire and emergency services -- Ch 5. Disaster planning and response -- Ch 6. Liability of emergency services -- Ch 7. Driving emergency vehicles -- Ch 8. Compensation for rescuers -- Ch 9. Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Ready Reference: Powers of Emergency Officers.
Summary This invaluable handbook is a must for any person who may be called upon to assist in an emergency, whether as a member of an emergency service organisation, or as part of their work duties (as medical or nursing practitioners, company first aid or fire safety officers), or as a volunteer. It outlines legal rights and obligations.
Subject Assistance in emergencies -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Volunteers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
Emergency medical personnel -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
Fire fighters -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
First responders -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
Emergency services Liability Legal standing Duty of care Professions Voluntary workers Legislation Cases (Law) Interstate comparisons.
ISBN 9781862877795 (paperback)