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Jan 18, 2013
SJ Merc Op-Ed: Voters Weary of Billionaire Pension "Reformers"

Yet another Texas billionaire has decided he's going to spend big to "reform" retirement security in California. Voters, however, are tired of the posturing.

Jan 17, 2013
CPF Firevision - Memorial Ceremony 2012

Ten Years Honoring California's Fallen -- The California Firefighters Memorial marked a decade honoring California's fallen firefighters with a two-day commemoration in Sacramento. CPF Firevision provides a recap of the moving ceremonies.

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.  

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