Chapter 3. Exemptions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 12. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 3.

The active volunteer firefighters of volunteer fire companies or departments regularly organized and recognized by the Fire and Rescue Operational Area Coordinator or the county board of supervisors are exempt from military duty, except in case of war, invasion, or insurrection.
The burden of providing proof of eligibility for the privileges and exemptions of Section 14855 shall be the responsibility of the volunteer firefighter with the reasonable cooperation of his or her department.
Every officer of a fire company or department who willfully issues or causes to be issued any certificate of exemption to a person not entitled to it, is guilty of a misdemeanor.