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Mar 11, 2020
CPF Fire Wire: COVID-19 Fire and EMS Update

As medical responders, firefighgters are on the front lines in the coronavirus outbreak. CPF President Brian Rice speaks with CPF's Health and Safety Director Mike Feyh about how the outbreak affects personnel on the front lines and precautions they can take to stay safe. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO CPF FIRE WIRE.

Mar 3, 2020
CPF Fire Wire - Personal Exposure Reporting

It only takes a few minutes, but it can make a big difference if you get a job-related illness: Personal Exposure Reporting. On CPF Fire Wire, CPF President Brian Rice talks to two firefighters who faced death from job-related illness about their experiences and the importance of exposure reporting. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO CPF FIRE WIRE.

Jan 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.

Sep 29, 2018
Fallen Firefighters Honored in Moving Sacramento Ceremony

The 16th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, held Saturday, September 29, 2018, recognized 37 California firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

Sep 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

Sep 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. 

Sep 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.

Jul 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

Jul 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. 

Jun 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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