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All CPF Priority and Sponsored Bills Signed by Governor

 At the end of an interrupted legislative session, CPF is proud to report that every bill both sponsored or considered a top priority for the organization has been signed by Governor Newsom and passed into law.

Posted on Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Fire Wire: Surviving COVID-19

Anaheim Fire Captains David Baker and Joe Aldecoa survived month-long hospital stays after they contracted COVID-19. On this edition of CPF Fire Wire, David and Joe talk of their experiences and the hard lesson about taking it seriously, joined by their partners Stacey Baker and Nikki Jackson. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Posted on Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Standing Against Injustice With the Communities We Serve

"Racism is a sickness from which no individual or institution is immune." A statement about racism, and a stand in solidarity with the fight against racial injustice from CPF President Brian Rice. READ THE STATEMENT

Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 08:00:00 GMT

WATCH: CPF Online Town Hall for Firefighters and Families

Firefighters are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they -- and their families -- face unique stresses. To support its members, a CPF online town hall on the Hidden Toll of COVID-19 was held with firefighters, family members, mental health experts and peer supporters. Watch the forum online.

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Wildfire Response Will Remain A Priority in State Budget Revision

Governor Gavin Newsom has made it clear that wildfire preparedness and response will remain a critical priority, even as the state faces a budget hole caused by the SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Posted on Wed, 13 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Fire Wire - San Jose Firefighters: First In on COVID-19

 San Jose firefighters were exposed to #COVID19 weeks before anyone thought. On CPF Fire Wire, Local 230 Pres. Sean Kaldor tells story of how San Jose was on the leading edge of pandemic.

Posted on Thu, 07 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Praises Governor's Executive Order on COVID-19 Workers Comp Presumption

Gov. Newsom’s executive order, providing a workers’ compensation presumption for COVID-19, sets the table for important protections for firefighters and front line workers who are bravely responding to the pandemic 

Posted on Wed, 06 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Confronting Wildfire Season - The New "New Normal"

Even without the COVID-19 outbreak, California’s firefighters would be bracing for a long, hot summer. The coronavirus has made a bad situation that much worse. 

Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT

COVID-19: CPF Offices Closed Until Further Notice

Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the CPF office is temporarily closed to visitors and staff is working remotely, serving your needs. Have a question? Please e-mail [email protected] or call the CPF office and leave a voicemail at 916.921.9111. Staff is monitoring email/voicemail regularly and responding rapidly.  We are here for you, please be safe out there.

Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

With recent Coronavirus outbreaks, we urge all members to stay up-to-date with the latest news on protections and exposures.

Posted on Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Fire Wire: COVID-19 Fire and EMS Update

As medical responders, firefighgters are on the front lines in the coronavirus outbreak. CPF President Brian Rice speaks with CPF's Health and Safety Director Mike Feyh about how the outbreak affects personnel on the front lines and precautions they can take to stay safe. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO CPF FIRE WIRE.

Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Fire Wire - Personal Exposure Reporting

It only takes a few minutes, but it can make a big difference if you get a job-related illness: Personal Exposure Reporting. On CPF Fire Wire, CPF President Brian Rice talks to two firefighters who faced death from job-related illness about their experiences and the importance of exposure reporting. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO CPF FIRE WIRE.

Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Fire Wire - The Power of Solidarity

The latest edition of CPF's podcast features Pres. Brian Rice in conversation with Stockton Pres. Mario Gardea and Tracy Pres. Paul O'Neal, discussing the ongoing battle against full-scale private EMS takeover in San Joaquin County, and how locals came together to win their fight. LISTEN TO THE LATEST CPF FIRE WIRE PODCAST HERE.

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Striking Images from CPF Photo Contest Winners

Participants in the 2019 CPF Photo Contest brought some stunning views of the profession, and those who serve in it. SEE THE WINNING ENTRIES HERE

Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

CPF President's Message: A Time for Vigilance

From underhanded anti-firefighter bureaucrats to anti-retirement hard liners, California firefighters are confronted with a systematic effort to demean, discredit and weaken the fire service.READ THE MESSAGE FROM CPF PRESIDENT BRIAN RICE.

Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Historic Wins for Firefighter Health

The 2019 Legislative Session produced important wins for firefighters, including a groundbreaking presumption law for post-traumatic stress injury and next-level confidentiality protection for firefighters and peer counselors. READ THE FULL STORY

Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

CPF President Responds to President's Statements on Wildfire Aid

President Trump has issued statements via Twitter that suggest federal disaster assistance could be withheld over forest management practices. CPF President Brian Rice has issued a statement on the issue.

Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Governor signs historic CPF-sponsored bills

As the 2019 legislative session comes to a close, California firefighters gain a historic win as Governor Gavin Newsom signed significant CPF-sponsored bills that reached his desk. CPF-backed behavioral health bills SB 542 and AB 1116 and EMS dispatch bill, SB 438, go into effect January 2020.

Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Retiree Protection Act Secures Pension Promise From Unfair Take-Back

Retired firefighters on fixed incomes are being hit with unfair retroactive bills because of mistakes made by their employers. CPF-backed SB 266 ensures government employers can't take back benefits -- promised and paid for -- from retirees on fixed incomes. 

Posted on Mon, 09 Sep 2019 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Fire Wire -- Our New Monthly Podcast

As a way to further connect our members, CPF has launched CPF Fire Wire, a new monthly podcast spotlighting California firefighters, their union and their communities. 

Posted on Wed, 03 Apr 2019 08:00:00 GMT

CPF President Praises Gov. Newsom's Wildfire Emergency Announcement

With California’s back-to-back unprecedented wildfire years, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state wildfire emergency to address the urgency of protecting our most vulnerable communities.

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Praises New Budget's Commitment to Emergency Response

Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed 2019-2020 budget includes a substantial new commitment to emergency response and preparedness, as well as funding to help firefighters deal with the effects of post-traumatic stress.

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

CPF President Responds to President's Threat to Cut Off FEMA Aid

California Professional Firefighters President Brian Rice has responded to President Trump's threat to cut off FEMA funding to California's wildfire victims.

Posted on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Key CPF Leaders Appointed to Important State Fire Board

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed IAFF 10th District VP Frank Lima and LA County Local 1014 President Dave Gillotte to serve on the State Board of Fire Services.

Posted on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Governor Brown Appoints Firefighter to EMS Commission

Continuing CPF's efforts to build a strong firefighter voice in the halls of power, Alameda Co. Firefighters Local 55 President Sean Burrows has been named to serve on the important state EMS Commission.

Posted on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

CPF President Brian Rice on President's Visit to California Wildfires

"We welcome the president’s visit to California to meet those impacted by the wildfires, and appreciate what he’s done to expedite aid to the victims of this human tragedy."

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

CPF President Brian Rice Responds to President Attack on CA Fire Response

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Pro-Firefighter Legislation Signed in 2018

The 2018 legislative session came to a close with Governor Brown’s very last bill signing session. Many pro-firefighter bills made it past the governor desk this year

Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Fallen Firefighters Honored in Moving Sacramento Ceremony

The 16th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, held Saturday, September 29, 2018, recognized 37 California firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT

CPF President: Community Paramedics Will Aid Vulnerable Patients

Community paramedicine can provide better outcomes for some at-risk patients and relieve ER overcrowding. CPF’s AB 3115 will make it available to fire departments statewide. CPF President Brian Rice writing at

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Healing Our Own: Stand Down for Suicide Awareness

This week (Sept. 10-14), fire departments are urging stations to stand down for suicide awareness. Los Angeles Co. Fire and LA County Firefighters Local 1014 have put together a video and tools to help get the conversation started in the firehouse. Break the silence ... break the stigma. 

Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Contra Costa Co. Fire Captain Peter Aliotti

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Firefighters Local 1230 are saddened to announce the death of Fire Captain Peter Aliotti in the line of duty.

Posted on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Fresno Fire Engineer Sandi Johanns

Fresno City Firefighters Local 753 is saddened to announce the passing of Fire Engineer Sandi Johanns following a battle with job-related cancer. Services for Sister Johanns will take place on August 25 at the Peoples Church in Fresno.

Posted on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - The Fires of 2018

For a few weeks in early summer, California was ravaged by dozens of major fires that ravaged nearly 700,000 acres and took 11 lives. One of the fires became the largest in California history.

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Redding Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke

Redding Firefighters Local 1934 is saddened to announce the line of duty death of Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke. Brother Stoke lost his life on the front lines battling the Carr Fire. MEMORIAL SERVICE, APPARATUS INFORMATION

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney

CAL FIRE Local 2881 and CAL FIRE are saddened to announce the line of duty death of Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney. Brother Varney died while fighting the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite. 

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Remembering Fallen Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa

Thousands gathered at the Long Beach Convention Center at a memorial service honoring fallen Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa. Brother Rosa fell in the line of duty when he was shot to death June 25, 2018 while responding to a structure fire.

Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT

A Message to Long Beach Firefighters

In the wake of the tragic loss of Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa -- gunned down while doing his job responding to a fire -- CPF President Brian K. Rice offers a message of solidarity with Long Beach Firefighters Local 372

Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT

CPF-Backed Legislation Moving Forward

CPF's pro-firefighter priority legislation continues to move forward in the process, with all CPF measures still alive and active in both houses. 

Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT

WATCH: Local Mutual Aid Funding Will Keep California Ready For Disaster

CPF, CalChiefs and more than a dozen other fire service entities have come together to press for funding to pre-position resources ahead of massive disasters we know are coming.

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Updated CPF Mobile App Now Available for iOS

CPF's award-winning mobile application -- CA Professional Firefighters -- has been completely revamped with new features, including a direct connection to CPF's Personal Exposure Reporting 

Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

CPF, Californians for Retirement Security Respond to CalMatters' Unbalanced Pension Coverage

The following was sent to David Lesher, editor and CEO of CalMatters, by Californians for Retirement Security regarding the outlets ongoing coverage of the state's pension system. Californians for Retirement Security is a coalition representing more than 1.6 million public empolyees and retirees in California. CPF President Lou Paulson sits on the coalition's executive board.

Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - IAFF 100th Anniversary

On February 28th, 2018, leaders of IAFF chartered affiliates from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Washington, D.c. to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters, celebrating the men and women who paved the way for improvements in the lives and working conditions of all professional firefighters for years to come.

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Mutual Aid 2018

The 2017 fire season underscores the critical importance of maintaining California's state-of-the-art mutual aid system. 

Posted on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Firefighter Apprenticeship Gets Big Boost in Gov's Proposed Budget

 Thanks to a strong push from CPF, the new state budget allocates millions to bolster apprenticeship program, including firefighter training provided by Cal-JAC

Posted on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

California Professional Firefighter Winter Edition Online

The latest edition of The California Professional Firefighter is in your mailbox and online at Read about California's evolving disaster threat and the challenges firefighters face meeting it. Also see photos from 2017 California Firefighters Memorial and read about CPF efforts to address firefighter behavioral health. 

Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: CAL FIRE Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson

CAL FIRE Local 2881, CAL FIRE San Diego and the entire California fire service mourn the loss of Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson, who gave his life in the line of duty fighting the Thomas Fire near the community of Fillmore. 

Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - 2017 California Firefighters Memorial

The 2017 California Firefighters Memorial honors 31 fallen heroes, who join over 1,300 names enshrined on the Memorial Wall in Sacramento.

Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Advocacy: Tell the Governor to Fund California's Apprenticeship Programs

Massive mutual aid responses in California have become increasingly common, as the risk from wildfire, flooding and other natural disasters grows more ominous. In order to mitigate these threats, our firefighters need to be able to work together effectively without jurisdictional restrictions. Submit a letter of support for standardized, apprenticeship training funding today. 

Posted on Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Garden Grove Engineer Lee Webster

The Garden Grove Fire Department and Garden Grove Firefighters, Local 2005 are saddened to announce the passing of Engineer Lester “Lee” Webster on October 11, following a long battle with job-related cancer.

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Firefighter Agenda Remains Strong in 2017

In the closing hours before his deadline, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several pieces of CPF-sponsored legislation that serve to protect an injured firefighter's disability retirement, develop a statewide firefighter pre-apprenticeship program and establish timely notification protocols for firefighters and EMS workers who are exposed to communicable diseases.

Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Firefighters on the Front Lines at North Bay Firestorm

It's the deadliest wildfire incident in California history. Dozens of souls lost, thousands displaced. Roughly 10,000 firefighters are on the front lines, defending lives and property even as some are seeing their own homes destroyed. Firefighter proud ... union strong. 

Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

2017 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

Firefighters, families and grateful citizens will once again gather in Sacramento's Capitol Park for the solemn task of adding 31 new names to the California Firefighters Memorial. The 2017 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Watch the ceremony LIVE

Posted on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Governor Signs Legislation Boosting Wildfire Response and Mutual Aid

Legislation that will put more than $300 million into wildfire response and prevention, forest protection and local mutual aid won bipartisan approval in the Legislature and, now, a signature from Gov. Jerry Brown. 

Posted on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Endorsements for 2017 CalPERS Board of Administration Election

Voting for the CalPERS board of administration election is currently underway.

To safeguard the promise of a secure retirement, CPF members are urged to support union leaders David Miller and Michael Bilbrey in the contests for two seats on the CalPERS board that are currently at-large. 

Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF, CalChiefs Join to Urge State to Invest in Disaster Response

California’s world-class mutual aid response system is being stretched to its limits, and needs help to ensure that our state is ready for climate disasters. That's the message delivered in Sacramento by labor and management in a call for secure investment to address the extreme threats of climate-related disasters.  

Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Sustaining Pension Promises

 In For The Long Haul - The effect of CalPERS' decision to modify its investment forecast on secure firefighter retirement.

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF & Cal-Chiefs Presidents: Make CA Ready for Disaster

Climate-caused disaster has rocked California, calling renewed attention to the state's critically-stressed mutual aid system. CPF President Lou Paulson & Cal-Chiefs President Michael Duree say preparing for these disaster must be part of discussions about cap-and-trade. 

Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Remembering 15 Years of Sacrifice

This year's California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, which will take place on September 30th,  marks the 15th anniversary of the annual tribute. All firefighters, family members and citizens are being asked to save the date and attend.

Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Newspaper Now Available in new Easy-to-use Digital Format

The latest edition of CPF’s award-winning newspaper, The California Professional Firefighter, is now online and available for viewing at its new digital platform,

Posted on Wed, 31 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - 2017 CPF Legislative Conference

CPF's 2017 Daniel A. Terry Legislative Conference brought members from over 50 locals across the state to Sacramento to meet with their legislators about upcoming bills with the potential to impact firefighters statewide.

Posted on Wed, 03 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New Push in Congress for Federal Firefighter Disability Presumption

 Federal firefighters struggle to get disability benefits for job-related illness, forced to hew to an unreasonable burden of proof. A new bill in Congress would give federal firefighters the same presumptive protection enjoyed by state and local firefighters in California and dozens of other states.

Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision – Action Under the Capitol Dome

 CPF's 2017 legislative puts the safety and health of firefighters and the citizens they protect on center stage in California’s State Capitol. With measures restricting the sale of dangerous butane gas, strengthening privacy around behavioral health treatment and bolstering diversity within the fire service, CPF's takes on the issues that matter most to California's first responders.

Posted on Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Sacramento County Airport Fire Department Captain Timothy A. Anderson

The Sacramento County Airport Fire Department and Sacramento Area Firefighters, Local 522 are saddened to announce the loss of one of Fire Captain Timothy A. Anderson.

Posted on Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Bravery and Sacrifice Honored

Tributes from Across California - Two California firefighters were recently honored, one for his part in a daring rescue, the other for having made the ultimate sacrifice.

Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

In Memoriam: CPF 6th District Vice President Emeritus Bob Wolf

It is with a heavy heart that CAL FIRE Local 2881 has announced the passing of long-time Local 2881 President and CPF 6th District Vice President Emeritus Bob Wolf. Brother Wolf died suddenly last night in Arizona.

Posted on Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

California Fire Service Leaders Propose Path Forward for Behavioral Health

Today, California Professional Firefighters President Lou Paulson and California Fire Chiefs Association President Mike DuRee released a joint statement, outlining a series of proposals the California fire service should take to address the issue of behavioral health.

Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Active Shooter Response Training

Dozens of fire and law enforcement agencies come together in Sacramento for joint training exercise to prepare for the unthinkable. The groundbreaking Unified Response to Violent Incidents training was created by the Cal-JAC, the labor-management apprenticeship training program co-sponsored by CPF.

Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Los Angeles City Fire Captain David Moorman

 United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112 and the Los Angeles Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of Fire Captain David Moorman.

Posted on Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Retired Corona Fire Captain Randy Brunet

Corona Firefighters Local 3757 is saddened to announce the passing of one of their own in the line of duty. Corona Fire Captain Randy Brunet was diagnosed with job related cancer just two years after his retirement. He succumbed to this disease on January 28. He was 57 years old.

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Healing Our Own

With a surge in suicides among firefighters, the reality of post-traumatic stress in the fire service has become the health and safety issue of the 21st Century. Fire service labor -- CPF and IAFF -- is working with management to address the mental toll of the profession and keep our firefighters healthy.

Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Tracy Fire Captain Dan Havicus

 Tracy Firefighters Local 3355 is saddened to announce the passing of Fire Captain Dan Havicus, who died on January 19th after a short illness.

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Montebello Fire Captain Richard Shaft

Montebello Firefighters, Local 3821 and the Montebello Fire Department are saddened to announce the loss of Fire Captain Richard “Richie” Shaft, who passed away from job-related cancer.

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - New Year, New Laws

Firefighter Backed Bills Become Law - The dawning of 2017 brings several new laws impacting California's firefighters, including ways to recognize their fallen and protects their rights after on-the-job injuries.

Posted on Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Rock to Remember 2016

For the past five years, members of the San Ramon Valley Firefighters, Local 3546 have held their "Rock to Remember" benefit concert supporting the California Fire Foundation's Daniel A. Terry Scholarship program.

Posted on Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - 2016 California Firefighters Memorial

Honoring Our Fallen -- On October 15, 2016, the names of 29 fallen heroes were added to the California Firefighters Memorial in a moving ceremony in Sacramento's Capitol Park.

Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

United Firefighter Voice Speaks Volumes on Election Night

In a political world full of twists and turns, one thing remains constant: California voters trust their firefighters and will stand up for them on the issues that matter to their safety. 

Posted on Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Fire Captain Chris Cuzynski

San Gabriel Firefighters, Local 2197 is saddened to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Chris Cuzynzki who died Friday October 28, 2016 of a job-related heart attack.

Posted on Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - California Firefighters Memorial Stand Down

On October 15th, at 11:30am, California fire service leaders are asking departments to stand down on-duty personnel to watch the California Firefighters Memorial online. Off-duty personnel are being urged to attend the Memorial in Sacramento.

Posted on Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Brown Signs CPF-Backed Law Putting CPR Training in Schools

 Gov. Jerry Brown has signed CPF-backed legislation -- AB 1719 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez -- that puts life-saving CPR training into California high schools.

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Ventura County Fire Engineer Ryan Osler

Ventura County Professional Firefighters Local 1364 is saddened to announce the passing of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler, who was killed this morning while responding to the Canyon Fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base. 

Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

San Diego Firefighter, Local 145 Member Receives Governor's Medal of Valor

San Diego firefighter and Local 145 member Alex Wallbrett was awarded the Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor in recognition of the heroic actions he took to stop a life-threatening assault on a colleague. 

Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CA Businesses Support Foundation During Firefighter Appreciation Month

Join the California Fire Foundation in marking September as Firefighter Appreciation Month. Businesses up and down the state representing for firefighters, and supporting the Foundation.  

Posted on Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Arsonist Who Murdered LA FF Again Up For Parole

An arsonist convicted of murder in the 1981 death of a Los Angeles City firefighter is up for parole and, once again, United Firefighters Local 112 is leading the fight to keep him behind bars. 

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Local 3605 Wins Fight Over Punitive Pay Give-Back Plan

Central Fire Santa Cruz Firefighters Local 3605 wins two-year contract fight over punitive retroactive "salary pay-back" proposal. The unprecedented pay give-back drew national scorn from union and non-union members alike.  

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Fire Service Leaders Urge Stand Down for CA Firefighters Memorial

The presidents of California Professional Firefighters and the California Fire Chiefs Association have sent a joint letter to all California fire departments and firefighter union presidents announcing a Safety Stand Down for the October 15th California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, encouraging all firefighters to participate in person at the ceremony or by watching in stations online.

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT

SJ FF, CPF Highlighted in Investigative Report on Work Comp Denials

San Jose Fire Fighters member spotlighted in NBC Bay Area probe of seemingly routine denials of Work Comp coverage for on-the-job injuries. CPF President Lou Paulson: "There is no logical reason why they should not be treated for their injuries."

Posted on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Roseville Fire Kids Camp

Roseville Firefighters Local 1592 gives dozens of area children a summer camp they'll never forget - a chance for some hands-on experience learning what being a firefighter is all about.

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT

LODD: Colton Firefighter Paramedic Jamie Wixon

San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters Local 935 is saddened to announce the passing of Firefighter Paramedic Jamie Wixon.

Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Sand Fire in Northern L.A. Co. Spreads to 33,000 Acres

The Sand Fire in Northern LA Co. exploded to over 33,000 acres this past weekend. More than 10,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, 18 structures lost, as heat, high winds hamper suppression efforts.  

Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Wildfire Update

June Wildfire Update: A surge of serious wildfires in late June took two lives and scorched more than 60,000 acres. CPF's California Fire Foundation helped comfort victims through its Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program. 

Posted on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment

Cal-OSHA announces draft of new statewide standards which will ensure safer, more up-to-date firefighter personal protective equipment. The new PPE standards were spurred by CPF-sponsored legislation. 

Posted on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Oil Spill Response Training

Federal, state & local firefighters & environmental teams train together to respond to oil train derailment along the Feather River. 

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Ex-SJ Mayor's Anti-Pension Ballot Fight Targets 2018

The self-appointed public retirement wrecking crew is making it official - they're coming after pensions in 2018, led by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed.

Posted on Mon, 09 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision – Convention 2016

For four days in April, a record number of firefighters from throughout California gathered in San Jose with a united voice and a shared commitment for California Professional Firefighters' biennial convention.

Posted on Thu, 05 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Firefighters Bill of Rights Part 3

The Firefighters Bill of Rights is your best on-the-job protection. In this third part of a training series, we look more closely at your right to transparency in the interrogation and discipline process.

Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Cal-JAC Terrorism Response Training in Los Angeles

This week’s terrorist attacks in Belgium have again focused attention on how we respond here at home. Cal-JAC’s pioneering Unified Response to Violent Incidents (URVI) is pointing the way, as demonstrated in a recent training exercise in Los Angeles. Next joint fire-law enforcement class is in Carlsbad on April 5th. Info & registration info HERE.

Posted on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Firefighter Career Expos

Hundreds of future firefighters met with recruiters across the state at the Cal-JAC's Firefighter Career Expos. Recruits learned about opportunities to find a career in the fire service and had a chance to become familiar with the Firefighter Candidate Testing Centers.

Posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - Know Your Rights Pt.2

CPF this week continues a series of training videos explaining your workplace protections under the Firefighters Bill of Rights. Next up, your the history and major provisions of FBOR. 

Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

CPF Firevision - In the Line of Fire

CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Paul Duncan -- a member of CAL FIRE Local 2881 -- and his wife Courtney Duncan -- a CAL FIRE Communications Operator -- tell the story of their family's harrowing flight from last Fall's Valley Fire. They were among the hundreds who lost their homes in the massive blaze. 

Posted on Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Government Jobs More Dangerous Than Private Sector

Public-sector workers typically face a greater risk of suffering an injury on the job than other segments of the workforce. Read these five key takeaways from new industry-level data to learn why.

Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:00:00 GMT

California Public Pension Funds Rebounded in 2010

 A new Census Bureau report indicates that California's retirement funds helped pace a national rebound in pension fund returns. According to the new report, state and local pension funds in California grew at a 12.4% rate in 2010, surpassing the national average of 10.6%.

Posted on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:00:00 GMT



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