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February 15, 2016
CPF Firevision - Know Your Rights Pt.2

CPF this week continues a series of training videos explaining your workplace protections under the Firefighters Bill of Rights. Next up, your the history and major provisions of FBOR. 

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January 22, 2016
CPF Firevision - In the Line of Fire

CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Paul Duncan -- a member of CAL FIRE Local 2881 -- and his wife Courtney Duncan -- a CAL FIRE Communications Operator -- tell the story of their family's harrowing flight from last Fall's Valley Fire. They were among the hundreds who lost their homes in the massive blaze. 

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January 19, 2016
Reed and DeMaio Pension Attack Delayed Past 2016

A pair of ex-politicians bent on gutting retirement security for firefighters, teachers, nurses and other public workers has announced that they will not be moving forward with their pair of proposed ballot initiatives during the 2016 election. 

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January 7, 2016
Brown Budget Boosts PERB Funding to Address Case Backlog

In a vote of confidence for public employee bargaining rights, the governor proposed an 8 percent hike in funding for the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) as part of his new 2016-2017 state budget. Created in 1977, PERB is a quasi-judicial agency that oversees public-sector collective bargaining in California.  

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December 30, 2015
CPF Firevision - SAVE in the Southland

Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) launches in L.A., as the city and county fire departments, and their respective locals, adopt the unique victims assistance program. SAVE was created by CPF's non-profit California Fire Foundation.

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December 17, 2015
CPF Firevision - Know Your Rights

CPF Firevision this week launches a series of training videos explaining your workplace protections under the Firefighters Bill of Rights (FBOR). First up, your right under FBOR  to union representation in discipline. 

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December 16, 2015
New Poll Shows Anti-Pension Measures Already in Trouble

Two proposed ballot measures attacking secure retirement for California's first responders are in trouble at the jump. A new statewide poll shows support for the measures proposed by ex-San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and San Diego talk-show host Carl DeMaio barely crack 40% support, well below the standard threshold for predicting ballot success.

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December 4, 2015
LODD: Oxnard Fire Captain Scott Carrol

Oxnard Firefighters IAFF Local 1684 is saddened to announce the passing of Captain Scott Carrol. 

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November 23, 2015
CPF Firevision – Reaching Out on Fire Safety

The California Fire Foundation's Firefighters On Your Side program launches a new bilingual fire safety outreach program targeting California's Filipino Community 

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November 10, 2015
Paradise Burned: How Climate Change Is Scorching California

By virtually all accounts the length of the wildfire season in California and the Western United States has grown. According to a report by Climate Central, the Western wildfire season has grown from five months on average in the 1970s to seven months today. 

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