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(1) A person commits the crime of interfering with a firefighter or emergency medical technician if the person, knowing that another person is a firefighter or emergency medical technician, intentionally acts in a manner that prevents, or attempts to prevent, a firefighter or emergency medical technician from performing the lawful duties of the firefighter or emergency medical technician.

(2) As used in this section, “emergency medical technician” means a person who has received formal training in prehospital and emergency care, and is state certified to attend any ill, injured or disabled person. Police officers, firefighters, funeral home employees and other personnel serving in a dual capacity one of which meets the definition of “emergency medical technician” are “emergency medical technicians” within the meaning of this section.

(Section 4.941 added by Ordinance No. 20308, enacted and effective February 9, 2004.)