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Sep 2, 2016
Arsonist Who Murdered LA FF Again Up For Parole

An arsonist convicted of murder in the 1981 death of a Los Angeles City firefighter is up for parole and, once again, United Firefighters Local 112 is leading the fight to keep him behind bars. 

Aug 31, 2016
Local 3605 Wins Fight Over Punitive Pay Give-Back Plan

Central Fire Santa Cruz Firefighters Local 3605 wins two-year contract fight over punitive retroactive "salary pay-back" proposal. The unprecedented pay give-back drew national scorn from union and non-union members alike.  

Aug 15, 2016
SJ FF, CPF Highlighted in Investigative Report on Work Comp Denials

San Jose Fire Fighters member spotlighted in NBC Bay Area probe of seemingly routine denials of Work Comp coverage for on-the-job injuries. CPF President Lou Paulson: "There is no logical reason why they should not be treated for their injuries."

Dec 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. 

Dec 9, 2014
Hemet Firefighters Win Two Year Fight to Save 106-Year-Old Department

After a pitched two-year fight, the Hemet city council reversed its plan to contract out fire protection, saving the city's 106 year old fire department. The decision was a victory for Hemet Fire Fighters Local 2342 and the citizens, who stepped up to defend their firefighters and their fire department.

Aug 1, 2014
Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium

Firefighters and their families will be honored August 19th when the L.A. Dodgers battle the San Diego Padres on Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium. Special firefighter ticket packages are available, which include ticket, t-shirt and special pre-game party. Proceeds benefit California Fire Foundation.

Jun 5, 2014
CPF Firevision - 2014 CPF State Convention

Strength Through Solidarity -- a wrap up of CPF's biennial state convention in Los Angeles. Delegates elected locally charted the course for the organization and reflected on CPF's 75th anniversary.

Feb 26, 2014
Steep Staffing Cuts Result in Higher LA City OT Costs

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 President Frank Lima says high overtime costs for the Los Angeles Fire Department stem from LAFD's failure to hire firefighters over the last five years.

Feb 19, 2014
Oceanside Parents Honor L. 3736 Members Who Saved Baby's Life

An Oceanside couple whose premature baby was saved by two Oceanside firefighter-paramedics has found a unique way to pay tribute to their child's rescuers. The two middle names of little Zavier Morgan Stephan Pestana honor the Local 3736 members who saved him.

Feb 12, 2014
Marin Co. FFs Help Deliver Blow to Reed Anti-Pension Initiative

More than 70 members of Marin Co. Firefighters Local 1775 -- clad in red local T-shirts -- "walked the talk" Tuesday night, joining labor partners in sinking a plan by the Marin Co. Board of Supervisors to back Chuck Reed's anti-pension ballot initiative. 

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