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September 21, 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. Honor our fallen by attending the Memorial or Standing Down to view the ceremony online

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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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June 26, 2017
CPF Firevision - Remembering 15 Years of Sacrifice

This year's California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, which will take place on September 30th,  marks the 15th anniversary of the annual tribute. All firefighters, family members and citizens are being asked to save the date and attend.

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May 31, 2017
CPF Newspaper Now Available in new Easy-to-use Digital Format

The latest edition of CPF’s award-winning newspaper, The California Professional Firefighter, is now online and available for viewing at its new digital platform, CPFNewspaper.org.

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May 3, 2017
CPF Firevision - 2017 CPF Legislative Conference

CPF's 2017 Daniel A. Terry Legislative Conference brought members from over 50 locals across the state to Sacramento to meet with their legislators about upcoming bills with the potential to impact firefighters statewide.

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April 21, 2017
New Push in Congress for Federal Firefighter Disability Presumption

 Federal firefighters struggle to get disability benefits for job-related illness, forced to hew to an unreasonable burden of proof. A new bill in Congress would give federal firefighters the same presumptive protection enjoyed by state and local firefighters in California and dozens of other states.

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