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April 17, 2018
WATCH: Local Mutual Aid Funding Will Keep California Ready For Disaster

CPF, CalChiefs and more than a dozen other fire service entities have come together to press for funding to pre-position resources ahead of massive disasters we know are coming.

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April 16, 2018
Updated CPF Mobile App Now Available for iOS

CPF's award-winning mobile application -- CA Professional Firefighters -- has been completely revamped with new features, including a direct connection to CPF's Personal Exposure Reporting 

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March 14, 2018
CPF, Californians for Retirement Security Respond to CalMatters' Unbalanced Pension Coverage

The following was sent to David Lesher, editor and CEO of CalMatters, by Californians for Retirement Security regarding the outlets ongoing coverage of the state's pension system. Californians for Retirement Security is a coalition representing more than 1.6 million public empolyees and retirees in California. CPF President Lou Paulson sits on the coalition's executive board.

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March 2, 2018
CPF Firevision - IAFF 100th Anniversary

On February 28th, 2018, leaders of IAFF chartered affiliates from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Washington, D.c. to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters, celebrating the men and women who paved the way for improvements in the lives and working conditions of all professional firefighters for years to come.

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January 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

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January 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. 

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January 8, 2018
California Professional Firefighter Winter Edition Online

The latest edition of The California Professional Firefighter is in your mailbox and online at www.cpfnewspaper.org. Read about California's evolving disaster threat and the challenges firefighters face meeting it. Also see photos from 2017 California Firefighters Memorial and read about CPF efforts to address firefighter behavioral health. 

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December 14, 2017
LODD: CAL FIRE Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson

CAL FIRE Local 2881, CAL FIRE San Diego and the entire California fire service mourn the loss of Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson, who gave his life in the line of duty fighting the Thomas Fire near the community of Fillmore. 

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November 22, 2017
CPF Firevision - 2017 California Firefighters Memorial

The 2017 California Firefighters Memorial honors 31 fallen heroes, who join over 1,300 names enshrined on the Memorial Wall in Sacramento.

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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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