United States Code

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§ 1856m.
Definitions
In this subchapter:
(1)
Assume any and all liability
The term “assume any and all liability” means—
(A)
the payment of—
(i)
any judgment, settlement, fine, penalty, or cost assessment (including prevailing party legal fees) associated with the applicable litigation; and
(ii)
any cost incurred in handling the applicable litigation (including legal fees); and
(B)
with respect to a Federal firefighter, arranging for, and paying the costs of, representation in the applicable litigation.
(2)
Federal firefighter

The term “Federal firefighter” means an individual furnished by the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior under an agreement entered into under section 1856n of this title.

(3)
Foreign fire organization

The term “foreign fire organization” means any foreign governmental, public, or private entity that has wildfire protection resources.

(4)
Foreign firefighter

The term “foreign firefighter” means an individual furnished by a foreign fire organization under an agreement entered into under section 1856n of this title.

(5)
Wildfire

The term “wildfire” means any forest or range fire.

(6)
Wildfire protection resources

The term “wildfire protection resources” means any personnel, supplies, equipment, or other resources required for wildfire presuppression and suppression activities.

(Pub. L. 100–428, § 2, as added Pub. L. 112–74, div. E, title IV, § 411(2), Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1039.)
cite as: 42 USC 1856m