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Jan 11, 2013
Pension "Reform" Winds Up Costing San Diego Taxpayers

 It looks like the promise of pension "reform" comes with a price tag for San Diego taxpayers. In its new city budget, San Diego officials predict a $44 million hike in the pension obligation, most of it caused by last year's Proposition B.

Dec 26, 2012
Santa Maria Firefighters Rescue Christmas for Family

Santa Maria firefighters responded to a destructive house fire during the holidays, and managed to save the family and its Christmas presents. 

Dec 19, 2012
FDNY Firefighters Salute Fallen Newtown 1st Grader

Seven-year-old Daniel Barden of Sandy Hook Elementary wanted to be a New York City firefighter like his father's cousins. On Wednesday, FDNY firefighters in full dress uniform paid tribute to young Daniel, who was killed in Friday's Newtown school massacre. 

Nov 13, 2012
CPF Airs Post-Election "Thank You" Radio Spot

After one of the most expensive initiative campaigns in state history, California Professional Firefighters this week began airing a radio spot thanking voters for their trust and support in rejecting Proposition 32, the Special Exemptions Initiative. 

Nov 7, 2012
Historic Win for FFs & Working Families: Prop. 32 Decisively Defeated.

California’s firefighters earned a hard-fought but historic win in last night’s elections. Despite $60 million in spending – much of it from billionaire special interests – California voters rejected Proposition 32, a measure that would have silenced the voices of working people.

Oct 31, 2012
CA Firefighters Mobilizing to Aid Sandy Recovery

USAR teams from L.A. County and Riverside have been placed on alert and firefighters from Northern and Southern California are being dispatched to support response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Oct 30, 2012
Take Your Best Shot at the 2012 CPF Photo Contest

Every year, California Professional Firefighters takes a moment to celebrate the heroic images that honor the noble profession of firefighting. Share your unique view of the front lines and you could be awarded $1,500!  

Oct 26, 2012
CPFs Wrap 4-Day No on 32 Tour With IAFF General President

In the fight against Proposition 32, the stakes are high and every vote counts. That was the message delivered this week by IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger during a four-day, 14-stop tour of California fire stations and union halls.  

Oct 21, 2012
CPF Firevision - Prop. 32: It's Not What It Seems

WATCH AND SHARE -- Prop. 32 on the November ballot goes after firefighters and working families, but gives special exemptions to wealthy corporate and individual interests. Firefighters talk about how this will impact their lives and the lives of those whom they serve. 

Oct 20, 2012
The 2012 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

Uniformed firefighters, family members and dignitaries from throughout California gathered Saturday in Sacramento to pay tribute to those who gave their lives to protect the lives and property of Californians. 

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