California Professional Firefighters

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.

Jan 9 2019

California Professional Firefighters President Brian Rice has responded to President Trump's threat to cut off FEMA funding to California's wildfire victims.

Jan 4 2019

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed IAFF 10th District VP Frank Lima and LA County Local 1014 President Dave Gillotte to serve on the State Board of Fire Services.

Jan 3 2019

Continuing CPF's efforts to build a strong firefighter voice in the halls of power, Alameda Co. Firefighters Local 55 President Sean Burrows has been named to serve on the important state EMS Commission.

Nov 15 2018

"We welcome the president’s visit to California to meet those impacted by the wildfires, and appreciate what he’s done to expedite aid to the victims of this human tragedy."

Oct 2 2018

The 2018 legislative session came to a close with Governor Brown’s very last bill signing session. Many pro-firefighter bills made it past the governor desk this year

Sep 29 2018

The 16th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, held Saturday, September 29, 2018, recognized 37 California firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

Sep 21 2018

Community paramedicine can provide better outcomes for some at-risk patients and relieve ER overcrowding. CPF’s AB 3115 will make it available to fire departments statewide. CPF President Brian Rice writing at CalMatters.org

Sep 12 2018

This week (Sept. 10-14), fire departments are urging stations to stand down for suicide awareness. Los Angeles Co. Fire and LA County Firefighters Local 1014 have put together a video and tools to help get the conversation started in the firehouse. Break the silence ... break the stigma. 

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