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No Tort Remedy for Firefighter Run Over by Water Truck

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 1024 | 0 | 3 min read

A federal firefighter who was run over by a water truck while she was sleeping cannot pursue a tort claim because of a California statute that immunizes local fire districts and their employees, the 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled. Case: Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection District, No. C079270, 04/19/2017. Published. Facts: Rebecca Megan Quigley was a firefighter the U.S. Forest Service’s Hotshots, an elite team whose members are flown into remote locations to fight wildfires. Quigley and other Hotshots were assigned to fight the Silver Fire in Northern California in Septembe...

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