A person who, in Quebec, has reasonable cause to believe that someone's life or physical integrity is in danger and who provides voluntary assistance is considered a rescuer.
A rescuer may respond to the scene of a fire or a traffic accident, for example.
Measures provided for in the Act to promote good citizenship allow a rescuer who suffers physical or psychological injury or whose property has been damaged to receive financial assistance.
Death of the rescuer
If the rescuer dies after rescuing someone, the following people may receive financial assistance: