- Mar 6, 2014
- CPF Firevision - Pension Update
Outside interests are gathering to press their attacks on firefighter pensions after initial defeats and the anti-pension forces have stepped up efforts on the local level. It's a Wall Street battle against public employees.
- Feb 12, 2014
- CPF Firevision - Tax Checkoff for Firefighters Memorial
The California Fire Foundation has an easy way for you to designate all or a portion of your California tax refund to the expansion and upkeep of the California Firefighters Memorial. Just check off Line 406 on your tax return.
- Jan 22, 2014
- CPF Firevision - TCM Training: Responding to Violent Incidents
Previewing a new Terrorism Consequence Management training program from the CFFJAC designed to get fire and law enforcement working together to save lives during a violent incident.
- Jan 20, 2014
- LODD: OCFA Apparatus Engineer Greg Hennessey
CPF joins Orange Co. Professional Firefighters Local 3631 and the entire fire service in mourning the sudden loss of OCFA Apparatus Engineer Greg Hennessey. Brother Hennessey died suddenly January 20th while on duty in Rancho Santa Margarita.
- Jan 20, 2014
- Extreme Drought Brings "Explosive" Fire Risk
As firefighters corral the 2,000 acre Colby Fire, climatologists are warning that mid-summer-like conditions have created a risk of "explosive" wild land fires throughout California.
- Jan 17, 2014
- Wind Whipped Fire Scorches So Cal, Gov. Declares Drought
A fast-moving fire near Glendora in Southern California has scorched over 1,700 acres and forced thousands to evacuate. Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency in California in response to the widening risk.
- Jan 7, 2014
- Atty. Gen. Releases Key Ballot Language on Reed Pension Initiative
Anti-pension forces are still actively considering a November ballot attack on retirement security in the wake of new ballot language released this week. California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued the all-important title and summary of the pension measure by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed.
- Dec 23, 2013
- Landmark San Jose Ruling Upholds Vested Pension Rights
A Santa Clara Superior Court judge has invalidated the central provision of a pension-slashing initiative in San Jose that threatened basic retirement rights for millions of California workers. The closely-watched decision ruled that the city's Measure B illegally cut the pensions of current workers.
- Dec 20, 2013
- Leg. Analyst: Reed Pension Initiative May Cost Billions
Public pension foes got yet another lump of coal in their holiday stockings. The non-partisan Legislative Analyst's Office says San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's initiative to gut retirement security could cost into the billions over the next two decades, and long-term savings could be offset by cost increases in other areas.
- Nov 20, 2013
- Pew Anti-Pension Campaign Trips on its Own Poll
Fueled by money from anti-retirement billionaires, the Pew Center has been advocating for slashing the pensions of firefighters and other public workers. But when they went out and asked the public what they thought, they found the people weren't buying the spin.