Terms Used In Indiana Code 36-8-12-12

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Volunteer fire department: means a department or association organized for the purpose of answering fire alarms, extinguishing fires, and providing other emergency services, the majority of members of which receive no compensation or nominal compensation for their services. See Indiana Code 36-8-12-2
Sec. 12. When a volunteer fire department is responding to a fire call and there is no other fire department with overriding jurisdiction present, the fire chief, or in the fire chief’s absence the ranking officer, shall direct all nonfire emergency activities at the scene until a law enforcement officer arrives on the scene.

[Pre-Local Government Recodification Citation: 19-1-40-1.5 part.]

As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.64. Amended by P.L.1-1999, SEC.97; P.L.127-2017, SEC.271.