California Professional Firefighters

Aug 31 2012

 As lawmakers prepared to vote Friday on an historic rollback of retirement security, critics say the proposed pension deal usurps collective bargaining and is unbecoming of politicians who claim to support the Middle Class.

Aug 30 2012

In a stinging rebuke, the Ventura County Star says Proposition 32 -- The Special Exemptions Act -- is a "sham" in "unequivocally recommending a no vote."

Aug 28 2012

At a news conference today in Los Angeles, Gov. Jerry Brown announced an agreement that will take public employee retirement security back to the Reagan years.

Aug 24 2012

Nine fires that have collectively burned more than 400,000 acres may get an assist from Mother Nature as winds have begun to die down. More than 8,000 firefighters have been on the lines battling the blazes, the largest of which is on BLM land straddling the California-Nevada border.

Aug 14 2012

San Jose Firefighters Local 230 is saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of Captain Jose Martinez. Brother Martinez died August 12th from job-related cancer.

Aug 14 2012

On Sunday, October 7, 2012, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network will celebrate its Fifth Annual Gala Dinner & Fundraiser, "Fight Cancer with Fire."  The evening promises to be fun-filled, with surprise entertainment, at a wonderful venue, with a specially prepared meal!

Aug 14 2012

In Part 2 of a series of profiles commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the California Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento, CPF President Emeritus Dan Terry recalls the founding of the Memorial. 

Aug 10 2012

 California Professional Firefighters has published its 2011 Annual Report, reviewing the highlights and accomplishments of the year as well as the challenges ahead. CLICK HERE to read and download the report.

Aug 8 2012

The East Bay Citizen: Prop. 32 on the November ballot virtually invites big money special interests to spend unlimited dollars on a "tsunami of initiatives" aimed at rolling back public and private sector workers. 

Aug 8 2012

Media reports about the bankruptcies in Stockton and San Bernardino have tried to link these disasters to pension costs. CalPERS President Rob Feckner says the facts tell a different story.