California Professional Firefighters

Jan 6 2016

In a vote of confidence for public employee bargaining rights, the governor proposed an 8 percent hike in funding for the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) as part of his new 2016-2017 state budget. Created in 1977, PERB is a quasi-judicial agency that oversees public-sector collective bargaining in California.  

Dec 29 2015

Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) launches in L.A., as the city and county fire departments, and their respective locals, adopt the unique victims assistance program. SAVE was created by CPF's non-profit California Fire Foundation.

Dec 16 2015

CPF Firevision this week launches a series of training videos explaining your workplace protections under the Firefighters Bill of Rights (FBOR). First up, your right under FBOR  to union representation in discipline. 

Dec 15 2015

Two proposed ballot measures attacking secure retirement for California's first responders are in trouble at the jump. A new statewide poll shows support for the measures proposed by ex-San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and San Diego talk-show host Carl DeMaio barely crack 40% support, well below the standard threshold for predicting ballot success.

Dec 3 2015

Oxnard Firefighters IAFF Local 1684 is saddened to announce the passing of Captain Scott Carrol. 

Nov 22 2015

The California Fire Foundation's Firefighters On Your Side program launches a new bilingual fire safety outreach program targeting California's Filipino Community 

Nov 9 2015

By virtually all accounts the length of the wildfire season in California and the Western United States has grown. According to a report by Climate Central, the Western wildfire season has grown from five months on average in the 1970s to seven months today. 

Nov 1 2015

The California Firefighters Memorial – In a solemn ceremony at the grounds of the state Capitol, California’s fire service gathered to honor the memory of 16 fallen heroes as part of the 13th annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony.  

Oct 21 2015

Los Angeles County Firefighters, Local 1014 is saddened to announce the passing of Firefighter Geno "Rick" Zeni.

Oct 16 2015

Beginning at 11:30am PDT on Saturday, Oct. 17, the California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony will be streaming live from Sacramento's Capitol Park. Click here to view this year's ceremony.