Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2014 NO. 3 > Feb 5 2014

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.  

AGO 1988 NO. 11 > May 20 1988

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 > Jun 29 1951

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.