California Professional Firefighters

Jul 11 2017

Climate-caused disaster has rocked California, calling renewed attention to the state's critically-stressed mutual aid system. CPF President Lou Paulson & Cal-Chiefs President Michael Duree say preparing for these disaster must be part of discussions about cap-and-trade. 

Jun 26 2017

This year's California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, which will take place on September 30th,  marks the 15th anniversary of the annual tribute. All firefighters, family members and citizens are being asked to save the date and attend.

May 31 2017

The latest edition of CPF’s award-winning newspaper, The California Professional Firefighter, is now online and available for viewing at its new digital platform, CPFNewspaper.org.

May 3 2017

CPF's 2017 Daniel A. Terry Legislative Conference brought members from over 50 locals across the state to Sacramento to meet with their legislators about upcoming bills with the potential to impact firefighters statewide.

Apr 21 2017

 Federal firefighters struggle to get disability benefits for job-related illness, forced to hew to an unreasonable burden of proof. A new bill in Congress would give federal firefighters the same presumptive protection enjoyed by state and local firefighters in California and dozens of other states.

Apr 7 2017

 CPF's 2017 legislative puts the safety and health of firefighters and the citizens they protect on center stage in California’s State Capitol. With measures restricting the sale of dangerous butane gas, strengthening privacy around behavioral health treatment and bolstering diversity within the fire service, CPF's takes on the issues that matter most to California's first responders.

Apr 6 2017

The Sacramento County Airport Fire Department and Sacramento Area Firefighters, Local 522 are saddened to announce the loss of one of Fire Captain Timothy A. Anderson.

Mar 15 2017

Tributes from Across California - Two California firefighters were recently honored, one for his part in a daring rescue, the other for having made the ultimate sacrifice.

Mar 2 2017

It is with a heavy heart that CAL FIRE Local 2881 has announced the passing of long-time Local 2881 President and CPF 6th District Vice President Emeritus Bob Wolf. Brother Wolf died suddenly last night in Arizona.

Feb 23 2017

Today, California Professional Firefighters President Lou Paulson and California Fire Chiefs Association President Mike DuRee released a joint statement, outlining a series of proposals the California fire service should take to address the issue of behavioral health.

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