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Emergency Responder Leave Handbook Statement: California

The Company will not terminate or discipline any employee who is a volunteer firefighter, reserve peace officer or emergency rescue personnel because the employee takes time off to perform emergency duty [INSERT FOR EMPLOYERS WITH 50 OR MORE EMPLOYEES: or engages in fire, law enforcement or emergency rescue training]. In the event you need to take time off for this type of emergency duty, please alert your supervisor or [insert name/contact details for appropriate company representative or department] before leaving the company's premises.

A "volunteer firefighter" includes any person registered as a volunteer member of a regularly organized fire department of: (1) a city, county, city and county, or district having official recognition of