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Statement from California Professional Firefighters President on LAO Rejection of Necessary Firefighting Staff
January 29, 2020
CPF Fire Wire - The Power of Solidarity

The latest edition of CPF's podcast features Pres. Brian Rice in conversation with Stockton Pres. Mario Gardea and Tracy Pres. Paul O'Neal, discussing the ongoing battle against full-scale private EMS takeover in San Joaquin County, and how locals came together to win their fight. LISTEN TO THE LATEST CPF FIRE WIRE PODCAST HERE.

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January 22, 2020
CPF President's Message: A Time for Vigilance

From underhanded anti-firefighter bureaucrats to anti-retirement hard liners, California firefighters are confronted with a systematic effort to demean, discredit and weaken the fire service.READ THE MESSAGE FROM CPF PRESIDENT BRIAN RICE.

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January 21, 2020
Historic Wins for Firefighter Health

The 2019 Legislative Session produced important wins for firefighters, including a groundbreaking presumption law for post-traumatic stress injury and next-level confidentiality protection for firefighters and peer counselors. READ THE FULL STORY

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January 22, 2020
Striking Images from CPF Photo Contest Winners

Participants in the 2019 CPF Photo Contest brought some stunning views of the profession, and those who serve in it. SEE THE WINNING ENTRIES HERE

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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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