California Professional Firefighters

Jan 22 2020

Participants in the 2019 CPF Photo Contest brought some stunning views of the profession, and those who serve in it. SEE THE WINNING ENTRIES HERE

Jan 22 2020

From underhanded anti-firefighter bureaucrats to anti-retirement hard liners, California firefighters are confronted with a systematic effort to demean, discredit and weaken the fire service. READ THE MESSAGE FROM CPF PRESIDENT BRIAN RICE.

Jan 21 2020

The 2019 Legislative Session produced important wins for firefighters, including a groundbreaking presumption law for post-traumatic stress injury and next-level confidentiality protection for firefighters and peer counselors. READ THE FULL STORY

Nov 4 2019

President Trump has issued statements via Twitter that suggest federal disaster assistance could be withheld over forest management practices. CPF President Brian Rice has issued a statement on the issue.

Oct 1 2019

As the 2019 legislative session comes to a close, California firefighters gain a historic win as Governor Gavin Newsom signed significant CPF-sponsored bills that reached his desk. CPF-backed behavioral health bills SB 542 and AB 1116 and EMS dispatch bill, SB 438, go into effect January 2020.

Sep 9 2019

Retired firefighters on fixed incomes are being hit with unfair retroactive bills because of mistakes made by their employers. CPF-backed SB 266 ensures government employers can't take back benefits -- promised and paid for -- from retirees on fixed incomes. 

Apr 3 2019

As a way to further connect our members, CPF has launched CPF Fire Wire, a new monthly podcast spotlighting California firefighters, their union and their communities. 

Mar 22 2019

With California’s back-to-back unprecedented wildfire years, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state wildfire emergency to address the urgency of protecting our most vulnerable communities.

Jan 10 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed 2019-2020 budget includes a substantial new commitment to emergency response and preparedness, as well as funding to help firefighters deal with the effects of post-traumatic stress.

Jan 9 2019

IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger has announced that a new IAFF Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health will be constructed and opened in California, to help members in the West get the care they need for PTSI and other behavioral health issues.

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