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Jun 25, 2012
FF Cancer Risk Cited in Bid to Reform Flame Retardant Standard

CPF- and IAFF-backed efforts to get cancer-causing toxins out of fire retardants got a boost when Gov. Jerry Brown issued a directive to revise California’s decades-old flammability standard. 

Jun 22, 2012
CPF Firevision - Memorial 10th Anniversary

Ten Years Honoring California's Fallen -- Part 1 of a series of profiles commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the California Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento.

Jun 15, 2012
LODD: East Contra Costa Engineer Willie West

United Profession Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 is saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of East Contra Costa FPD Engineer William West. Brother West succumbed to job-related cancer on June 12, 2012.  

May 24, 2012
CPF Firevision - Apprenticeship Works

Apprenticeship Works -- New documentary outlines value of firefighter and building trades apprentices in training for the jobs of the future.

May 24, 2012
Daniel A. Terry Scholarships for Children of Fallen Firefighters

The Daniel A. Terry Scholarship provides higher education financial assistance to the children of California's fallen firefighters. Applications are being accepted for the 2012 scholarships. 

Apr 13, 2012
Santa Rosa Charter Commission Votes to Keep Binding Arbitration

 A 21-member independent commission developing changes in Santa Rosa's city charter has voted overwhelmingly to preserve binding arbitration protection for firefighters and police. The commission refined the existing language, but ultimately decided that public safety officers deserve to have their contract disputes resolved through arbitration.

Mar 22, 2012
CPF Firevision: The Corporate Power Grab

A Fight We Can't Afford to Lose: CPF Firevision spotlights the November battle over a Corporate Power Grab initiative that would muzzle working families while preserving political fund raising for corporations and the super rich 

Mar 21, 2012
Firefighter Appreciation Day at the Auto Club Speedway

This weekend's Auto Club 400 NASCAR race in Fontana will be honoring California first responders on Firefighter Appreciation Day. A portion of each firefighter ticket goes to support the California Fire Foundation. Tickets are still available -- the race is Sunday, March 25th.

Mar 21, 2012
LODD: CAL FIRE Hvy. Equip. Operator Gordie Varney

CDF Firefighters Local 2881 is saddened to report the loss of CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Operator Gordon Varney, who succumbed to job-related cancer.

Feb 22, 2012
CPF Firevision - CFFJAC Mentoring Program

Recruit ... Retain ... Promote: A groundbreaking new program for departments, designed to help retain and promote the best and brightest through formal peer mentoring. 

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