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Aug 8, 2016
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.

Our Legislation

Jan 12, 2018
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

Nov 3, 2017
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. 

Aug 23, 2017
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.  

Jul 11, 2017
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. 

Jun 24, 2016
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. 

Our Profession

Jan 12, 2018
CPF Firevision - Mutual Aid 2018

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

Our Local Affiliates

Oct 13, 2017
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.