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November 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. 

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October 31, 2017
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.

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October 18, 2017
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.

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October 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. 

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September 30, 2017
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

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September 18, 2017
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. 

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September 6, 2017
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. 

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August 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.  

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July 21, 2017
CPF Firevision - Sustaining Pension Promises

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

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July 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. 

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