California’s Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act (FBOR) contains many requirements that might ensnare the unwary investigator.  An investigator investigating the conduct of a firefighter, paramedic, or emergency medical technician (who might be subject to "punitive action" by his/her public agency employer) must comply with the following investigation and pre-investigation procedures:

  • The firefighter under investigation

California public safety officers have had their own procedural bill of rights for the last three decades, so it is only fair that California firefighters should also have a procedural bill of rights (as many other states have also enacted). The Firefighter’s Procedural Bill of Rights Act (FBOR) became effective January 1, 2008; thus, case