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September 11, 2021
Remembering 9/11

Twenty years after the horrific terror attacks, retired Fire Chief and Executive Director of the California Fire Foundation, Rick Martinez, reflects on the tragedy.

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August 11, 2021
California Firefighters Memorial Postponement

With recent spikes in COVID-19 cases and the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant, the 19th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony has been tentatively postponed to spring 2022. Further ceremony details will be forthcoming.

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June 24, 2021
CPF President Praises Newsom Commitment to Wildfire Response and Prevention

In the last five years, wildfires have burned over 8 million acres, destroyed thousands of homes, and claimed the lives of over 100 people. Gov. Gavin Newsom has made wildfire response, prevention and mitigation a priority of his administration since day one.

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October 1, 2020
All CPF Priority and Sponsored Bills Signed by Governor

 At the end of an interrupted legislative session, CPF is proud to report that every bill both sponsored or considered a top priority for the organization has been signed by Governor Newsom and passed into law.

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July 21, 2020
CPF Fire Wire: Surviving COVID-19

Anaheim Fire Captains David Baker and Joe Aldecoa survived month-long hospital stays after they contracted COVID-19. On this edition of CPF Fire Wire, David and Joe talk of their experiences and the hard lesson about taking it seriously, joined by their partners Stacey Baker and Nikki Jackson. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

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June 12, 2020
Standing Against Injustice With the Communities We Serve

"Racism is a sickness from which no individual or institution is immune." A statement about racism, and a stand in solidarity with the fight against racial injustice from CPF President Brian Rice. READ THE STATEMENT

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May 29, 2020
WATCH: CPF Online Town Hall for Firefighters and Families

Firefighters are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they -- and their families -- face unique stresses. To support its members, a CPF online town hall on the Hidden Toll of COVID-19 was held with firefighters, family members, mental health experts and peer supporters. Watch the forum online.

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May 13, 2020
Wildfire Response Will Remain A Priority in State Budget Revision

Governor Gavin Newsom has made it clear that wildfire preparedness and response will remain a critical priority, even as the state faces a budget hole caused by the SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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May 7, 2020
CPF Fire Wire - San Jose Firefighters: First In on COVID-19

 San Jose firefighters were exposed to #COVID19 weeks before anyone thought. On CPF Fire Wire, Local 230 Pres. Sean Kaldor tells story of how San Jose was on the leading edge of pandemic.

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May 6, 2020
CPF Praises Governor's Executive Order on COVID-19 Workers Comp Presumption

Gov. Newsom’s executive order, providing a workers’ compensation presumption for COVID-19, sets the table for important protections for firefighters and front line workers who are bravely responding to the pandemic 

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