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CPF Fire Wire - Podcast

CPF Fire Wire podcast will release a new episode every month. The podcast covers a wide range of topics relating to California firefighters, unions and the communities we serve.

You can listen to each episode below or on iTunes, Spotify and PodBean.

A conversation marking the anniversary of the Bonhomme Richard ship fire with SD Federal Firefighters Local F-33 President Ian Piccolo.

In his own words, Anaheim Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Fiorenza tells his story about post-traumatic stress, his journey to the brink of suicide and his path to healing.

CPF President Brian Rice talks with Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, arguably the second most influential politician behind the governor, about the challenges facing California and the issues affecting firefighters.

A January court decision in San Diego marks a major milestone in the fight to protect pensions. CPF President Brian Rice talks with San Diego City Firefighters Pres. Jesse Conner about the importance of the ruling in the fight for retirement security.

Continuing with Season 2 of CPF Fire Wire, President Brian Rice once again sits down with Gov. Gavin Newsom to discuss the pandemic response, wildfires and forest management and recovering from a year like no other.

On the second season premiere of CPF Fire Wire, President Brian Rice is joined by four active and retired firefighters to discuss the promise of the new COVID vaccines and why it's important for firefighters to take it and encourage its use as a path out of the pandemic..

Anaheim firefighters David Baker and Joe Aldecoa -- both of whom were hospitalized with COVID-19 -- join Brian Rice and CPF Health and Safety Dir. Mike Feyh to discuss their life-and-death struggle, accompanied by their respective partners, Stacey Baker and Nikki Jackson..

The Coronavirus outbreak has created unique stresses on firefighters and families. On this episode, Brian Rice discusses behavioral health effects of the pandemic with Dr. Steve Froehlich, behavioral health director of Los Angeles City Firefighters Local 112.

San Jose firefighters were exposed to Covid-19 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 & what it means for all CA firefighters.

On a special CPF Fire Wire, CPF President Brian Rice is joined by CPF's Health and Safety Director Mike Feyh to discuss the details of COVID-19 and the precautions firefighters can take in the field and in their homes, including Personal Exposure Reporting.

On this edition of CPF Fire Wire, CPF President Brian Rice talks with two firefighters who have faced death from illnesses caused by their jobs. "If there's one episode of this program every firefighter should hear, it is this one." -- CPF President Brian Rice

CPF President, Brian K. Rice is joined by Stockton Firefighters Local 456 President, Mario Gardea and Tracy City Firefighters Local 3355 President, Paul O’Neal to discuss their EMS dispatch and ALS services battle in San Joaquin County.

Listen as CPF President Brian K. Rice and Governor Newsom discuss the Governor's first year in office and his commitment to firefighters across the state.

This episode features CPF President Brian K. Rice and California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee(Cal-JAC) Executive Director Yvonne de la Peña on the positive impact of the Cal-JAC on the fire service and the work ahead.

This was a historic legislative session for California firefighters. Listen in as CPF President Brian K. Rice shares testimony from members across the state that helped CPF-sponsored bills become law.

Special Episode of CPF Fire Wire featuring Ashley Iverson, wife of fallen firefighter Cory Iverson. CPF President Brian Rice and Ashley discuss the loss, the pathway to healing and the work Ashley is doing to honor Cory's memory.

Listen to Episode Six where CPF President Brian Rice is joined by Assistant Chief of Oxnard Fire Department and Suicide Intervention Counselor Alex Hamilton. The two discuss the impacts of the job on behavioral health, the need to break the stigma and the vital role peer support plays in getting firefighters the help they need. 

Listen to Episode Five with CPF President Brian K. Rice, Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522 Mike Feyh, LA County Firefighters Local 1014 Jason Cervantes and Kurt Kobler. All four come from very different points of view on the political spectrum and each are actively involved in their union.

Listen to Episode Four with CPF President Brian Rice joined by Secretary-Treasurer Mike Lopez to discuss the accomplishments of their first year in office and their vision for the future. 

 Listen to Episode Three where President Brian K. Rice is joined by CPF Director of Governmental Affairs Christy Bouma to discuss legislative priorities.

Listen to Episode Two where President Brian K. Rice is joined by CPF Communications Director, Carroll Wills, and Deputy Communications Director, Fera Dayani to discuss the future of labor and tips to activate your membership.

Listen to Episode One with CPF President Brian Rice joined by special guests Nick Gracia, President of Daly City Firefighters Local 1879, and Brian Ursettie, President of Arcadia Firefighters Local 3440.

CPF Fire Wire is also available on iTunes, SpotifyPodbean.com and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Share this link with fellow members to listen to our monthly podcast.