For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Firefighter” means any firefighter employed by a public agency, including, but not limited to, any firefighter who is a paramedic or emergency medical technician, irrespective of rank. However, “firefighter” does not include an inmate of a state or local correctional agency who performs firefighting or related duties or persons who are subject to Chapter 9.7 (commencing with Section 3300). This chapter does not apply to any employee who has not successfully completed the probationary period established by his or her employer as a condition of employment.
(b) “Public agency” has the meaning given that term by Section 53101.
(c) “Punitive action” means any action that may lead to dismissal, demotion, suspension, reduction in salary, written reprimand, or transfer for purposes of punishment.
(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 591, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018