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September 21, 2018
CPF President: Community Paramedics Will Aid Vulnerable Patients

Community paramedicine can provide better outcomes for some at-risk patients and relieve ER overcrowding. CPF’s AB 3115 will make it available to fire departments statewide. CPF President Brian Rice writing at CalMatters.org

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September 12, 2018
Healing Our Own: Stand Down for Suicide Awareness

This week (Sept. 10-14), fire departments are urging stations to stand down for suicide awareness. Los Angeles Co. Fire and LA County Firefighters Local 1014 have put together a video and tools to help get the conversation started in the firehouse. Break the silence ... break the stigma. 

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September 6, 2018
LODD: Contra Costa Co. Fire Captain Peter Aliotti

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Firefighters Local 1230 are saddened to announce the death of Fire Captain Peter Aliotti in the line of duty.

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September 1, 2018
CPF's Pro-Firefighter Bills All Win Passage As Leg Session Closes

The California Legislature adjourned August 31 after giving approval to every one of CPF's pro-firefighter legislative priorities. 

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August 24, 2018
LODD: Fresno Fire Engineer Sandi Johanns

Fresno City Firefighters Local 753 is saddened to announce the passing of Fire Engineer Sandi Johanns following a battle with job-related cancer. Services for Sister Johanns will take place on August 25 at the Peoples Church in Fresno.

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August 16, 2018
CPF Firevision - The Fires of 2018

For a few weeks in early summer, California was ravaged by dozens of major fires that ravaged nearly 700,000 acres and took 11 lives. One of the fires became the largest in California history.

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July 27, 2018
LODD: Redding Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke

Redding Firefighters Local 1934 is saddened to announce the line of duty death of Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke. Brother Stoke lost his life on the front lines battling the Carr Fire. MEMORIAL SERVICE, APPARATUS INFORMATION

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July 14, 2018
LODD: CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney

CAL FIRE Local 2881 and CAL FIRE are saddened to announce the line of duty death of Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney. Brother Varney died while fighting the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite. 

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July 3, 2018
LODD: Remembering Fallen Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa

Thousands gathered at the Long Beach Convention Center at a memorial service honoring fallen Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa. Brother Rosa fell in the line of duty when he was shot to death June 25, 2018 while responding to a structure fire.

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June 26, 2018
A Message to Long Beach Firefighters

In the wake of the tragic loss of Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa -- gunned down while doing his job responding to a fire -- CPF President Brian K. Rice offers a message of solidarity with Long Beach Firefighters Local 372

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