STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR
67-8806. Definitions. As used in this chapter:
(1) "EMS" means emergency medical services.
(2) "Emergency medical services provider" or "EMS provider" means an emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician, or paramedic licensed by the department of health and welfare pursuant to sections 56-1011 through 56-1018B, Idaho Code, and an ambulance-based clinician as defined in the rules governing emergency medical services as adopted by the department of health and welfare.
(3) "Exceptional meritorious conduct" means an act of bravery and self-sacrifice, at the risk of serious injury or loss of one’s own life, which is so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his comrades.
(4) "Firefighter" means a volunteer member or paid employee whose primary duty is preventing, extinguishing, or investigating fires and who prevents, extinguishes, or investigates fires as part of a fire district, fire department, or agency that is a part of or administered by the state or any political subdivision thereof.
(5) "Law enforcement officer" means a volunteer member or a paid employee of a police or law enforcement agency that is a part of or administered by the state, a federally recognized Indian tribe, or any political subdivision of the state whose primary duties are the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the laws of this state or any of its political subdivisions.
(6) "Serious injury" means any injury that causes great bodily harm and a probability of death, any injury that causes significant permanent disfigurement, or any injury that causes a significant permanent loss or impairment of the function of any body part or organ.
[67-8806, added 2005, ch. 163, sec. 7, p. 499; am. 2020, ch. 152, sec. 6, p. 455.]