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November 4, 2019
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.

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October 1, 2019
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.

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September 9, 2019
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. 

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April 3, 2019
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. 

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March 22, 2019
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.

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January 10, 2019
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.

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January 10, 2019
New IAFF Behavioral Health Center Coming to Californina

IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger has announced that a new IAFF Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health will be constructed and opened in California, to help members in the West get the care they need for PTSI and other behavioral health issues.

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January 9, 2019
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.

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January 4, 2019
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.

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January 3, 2019
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.

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