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AGO 1988 No. 11 >  May 20, 1988
RECORDING CONVERSATIONS - CENTRAL DISPATCH - EMERGENCIES
CENTRAL DISPATCH 1.Communications between 911 Central Dispatch and law enforcement or fire personnel are generally not "private communications" under RCW 9.73.030, but in isolated cases could be "private."2.When a communication to 911 Central Dispatch from a citizen is interrupted or incomplete, a return call from Central Dispatch to the citizen to obtain further information may be recorded without the consent of all parties to the call.3.RCW 9.73.030(2) permits the recording of a communication from 911 Central Dispatch to a private citizen to warn of imminent danger such as fire, prowlers, or other criminal activity, if one party to the communication consents to the recording.
AGO 1951 No. 83 >  June 29, 1951
COUNTIES - EMERGENCIES - ASSESSOR - AERIAL SURVEY
COUNTIES -- EMERGENCIES -- ASSESSOR -- AERIAL SURVEY A contemplated emergency order appropriating $22,000 for an aerial survey for the county assessor after the county commissioner had considered a larger item for the same purpose and stricken it in the regular budget would not constitute an emergency.
AGO 2014 No. 3 >  February 5, 2014
TORT LIABILITY - EMERGENCIES - VOLUNTEERS - EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
Immunity From Liability For Acts Of Covered Volunteer Emergency Workers
 
An organization that sponsors a team of its members to act as covered volunteer emergency workers is immune from liability under RCW 38.52.180(3)(d) or (f) only if the organization is the employer of the covered volunteer emergency workers or is a local organization (created by a county, city, or town) that registered the covered volunteer emergency workers.  
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