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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

Apr 16, 2018
Updated CPF Mobile App Now Available for iOS

CPF's award-winning mobile application -- CA Professional Firefighters -- has been completely revamped with new features, including a direct connection to CPF's Personal Exposure Reporting 

Mar 2, 2018
CPF Firevision - IAFF 100th Anniversary

On February 28th, 2018, leaders of IAFF chartered affiliates from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Washington, D.c. to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Association of Fire Fighters, celebrating the men and women who paved the way for improvements in the lives and working conditions of all professional firefighters for years to come.

Jan 12, 2018
CPF Firevision - Mutual Aid 2018

The 2017 fire season underscores the critical importance of maintaining California's state-of-the-art mutual aid system. 

Jan 12, 2018
Firefighter Apprenticeship Gets Big Boost in Gov's Proposed Budget

 Thanks to a strong push from CPF, the new state budget allocates millions to bolster apprenticeship program, including firefighter training provided by Cal-JAC

Jan 8, 2018
California Professional Firefighter Winter Edition Online

The latest edition of The California Professional Firefighter is in your mailbox and online at www.cpfnewspaper.org. Read about California's evolving disaster threat and the challenges firefighters face meeting it. Also see photos from 2017 California Firefighters Memorial and read about CPF efforts to address firefighter behavioral health. 

Nov 22, 2017
CPF Firevision - 2017 California Firefighters Memorial

The 2017 California Firefighters Memorial honors 31 fallen heroes, who join over 1,300 names enshrined on the Memorial Wall in Sacramento.

Nov 3, 2017
Advocacy: Tell the Governor to Fund California's Apprenticeship Programs

Massive mutual aid responses in California have become increasingly common, as the risk from wildfire, flooding and other natural disasters grows more ominous. In order to mitigate these threats, our firefighters need to be able to work together effectively without jurisdictional restrictions. Submit a letter of support for standardized, apprenticeship training funding today. 

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