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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. 

Feb 15, 2012
CFFJAC Launches Firefighter Mentoring Program

The CFFJAC and its Women’s Commission have launched a groundbreaking mentoring program designed to help firefighters succeed in a tough, demanding career, and help fire departments retain and promote their best and brightest. 

Feb 10, 2012
CBS2 Report: Rewards, Challenges For Women in Fire Service

LA County Firefighters Sarah Cortez and Eleni Pappas are buying the ice cream at their stations this week. The two were profiled in a CBS2 Special Report spotlighting the challenges and rewards of being a woman in the fire service. 

Feb 8, 2012
Anti-Pension Group Suspends Initiative Campaign

Citing funding shortfalls and ballot language that was too close to the truth for their liking, anti-pension activists have suspended their attempt to undermine retirement security for millions of California workers. 

Feb 3, 2012
CPF Firevision - Special Convention 2012

A Fight We Can't Afford to Lose: CPF members from throughout California gathered in an urgent Special Convention in January to take action against a November initiative aimed at working people in California.

Feb 2, 2012
Governor's Pension Plans Target Current and Future Workers

 Governor Brown has released details of his plan to roll back the retirement security of current and future employees. The plan proposes to bypass collective bargaining by imposing a range of pension rollbacks and locking them into the state constitution. CPF and dozens of other organizations denounced the move as an assault on current and future workers.

Oct 12, 2011
CPF Firevision -- 2011 California Firefighters Memorial

On October 1, 2011, 30 names were added to the California Firefighters Memorial at a solemn ceremony in Sacramento.

Oct 12, 2011
CPF Wins Big at This Year's IAFF Media Awards

California Professional Firefighters was recognized with four awards at this year's 2011 IAFF Media Awards, with CPF.org and CPF Firevision receiving top honors.

Oct 2, 2011
2011 CA Firefighters Memorial -- Photo Gallery

California honored its fallen firefighters Oct. 1 at the annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento's Capitol Park.

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