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CPF Firevision -- Your Online Video Update

If it is on your radar screen, it's on your computer screen ... thanks to CPF Firevision.

Whether it's happening on the front lines, the halls of the Capitol or right in the firehouse, CPF Firevision is where you can keep tabs on your profession and your union.

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November 7, 2014
CPF Firevision – 2014 Firefighter Career Expos
Recruiting the Next Generation

Hundreds of future firefighters met with recruiters across the state at this year's career expos, hosted by the California Fire Fighters Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Recruits learned about opportunities to find a career in the fire service and had a chance to test the Candidate Physical Ability Test.

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October 23, 2014
CPF Firevision – 2014 California Firefighters Memorial
Remembering California’s Fallen

Fifteen fallen firefighters from across California were honored in a moving ceremony on the grounds of the State Capitol.

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September 24, 2014
CPF Firevision – Fire and Law Enforcement Training Together
Active Shooter Response Training

In a scenario ripped from the headlines, firefighters and law enforcement work together on responding to an active shooter incident. The hyper-realistic training — put together by San Diego Federal Fire Dept. and underwritten by the U.S. Navy — utilized the CFFJAC’s Unified Response to Violent Incidents curriculum. The program is being promoted as a national model for coordinated police and fire response to mass shooting.

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September 3, 2014
CPF Firevision – Firefighter Apprenticeship Training
The Value of Apprenticeship

Firefighters conduct a training exercise demonstrating the value of standardized apprenticeship training through the CFFJAC.

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August 13, 2014
CPF Firevision - Ventura and Legislative Updates
Victory in Ventura and Fighting For You in Sacramento

A well-funded Ventura County ballot initiative, backed by outside interests has dropped its plan to eliminate all defined benefit pensions, one day after it was declared invalid by the courts. In Sacramento, the Legislature returns for the end of the session and CPF is actively pursuing a pro-firefighter agenda. 

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June 25, 2014
CPF Firevision - Ventura County Pension Attack
High-Stakes Fight to Protect Retirement Security

A well-funded Ventura County ballot initiative, backed by outside interests including the Koch Brothers, has put the very concept of a secure retirement on trial. The measure, ticketed for the November ballot, would eliminate all defined benefit pensions, including those providing for the survivors of fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers. 

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July 1, 2014
CPF Firevision - 2014 Safety Stand Down
Take Time For Safety July 3rd

The California fire service has come together to call for a Safety Stand Down this Thursday, July 3, 2014 The Stand Down encourages departments to review critical wildfire safety procedures ahead of what promises to be a blistering fire season.

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June 25, 2014
CPF Firevision - Firefighters and Toxic Flame Retardants
The Risks of Toxic Flame Retardants

CPF-sponsored legislation (SB 1019-Leno) would expose the use of flame retardant chemicals that produced cancer-causing agents when they burn, putting firefighters and the public at risk.

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June 5, 2014
CPF Firevision - 2014 CPF State Convention
Strength Through Solidarity

A wrap up of CPF's biennial state convention in Los Angeles. Delegates elected locally charted the course for the organization and reflected on CPF's 75th anniversary.

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April 17, 2014
CPF Firevision - Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency
The SAVE Program -- Aiding Fire Victims On Scene

CPF's California Fire Foundation has launched the Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program. The program allows firefighters at the scene of destructive events to provide victims with a gift card to help get them back on their feet. 

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