(20 ILCS 2905/2.5)
Equipment exchange program.
(a) The Office shall create and maintain an
equipment exchange program under which fire departments, fire protection
districts, and township fire departments can donate or sell
equipment to, trade equipment with, or buy equipment from each other.
(b) Under this program, the Office, in consultation with the Department of Innovation and Technology, shall maintain a website that allows fire departments, fire protection
districts, and township fire departments to post information and photographs about needed equipment and equipment that is available for trade, donation, or sale. This website must be separate from, and not a part of, the Office's main website; however, the Office must post a hyperlink on its main website that points to the website established under this subsection (b).
(c) The Office or a fire department, fire protection district, or township fire department that
donates, trades, or sells fire protection equipment to another fire department, fire protection
district, or township fire department under this Section
not liable for any damage or injury caused by the donated, traded, or sold fire protection
equipment, except for damage or injury caused by its willful and wanton
if it discloses in writing to the recipient at the time of the
donation, trade, or sale any known damage to
or deficiencies in the equipment.
This Section does not relieve any fire department, fire protection district,
township fire department from liability, unless otherwise provided by law, for
damage or injury caused by donated, traded, or sold fire protection equipment that was received
through the equipment exchange program.
(d) The Office must promote the program to encourage the efficient exchange of equipment among local government entities.
(e) The Office must implement the changes to the equipment exchange program required under Public Act 94-175 no later than July 1, 2006.
(Source: P.A. 100-611, eff. 7-20-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)