California Professional Firefighters

Jun 24 2016

Cal-OSHA announces draft of new statewide standards which will ensure safer, more up-to-date firefighter personal protective equipment. The new PPE standards were spurred by CPF-sponsored legislation. 

May 27 2016

Federal, state & local firefighters & environmental teams train together to respond to oil train derailment along the Feather River. 

May 9 2016

The self-appointed public retirement wrecking crew is making it official - they're coming after pensions in 2018, led by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed.

May 5 2016

For four days in April, a record number of firefighters from throughout California gathered in San Jose with a united voice and a shared commitment for California Professional Firefighters' biennial convention.

Apr 20 2016

The Firefighters Bill of Rights is your best on-the-job protection. In this third part of a training series, we look more closely at your right to transparency in the interrogation and discipline process.

Mar 25 2016

This week’s terrorist attacks in Belgium have again focused attention on how we respond here at home. Cal-JAC’s pioneering Unified Response to Violent Incidents (URVI) is pointing the way, as demonstrated in a recent training exercise in Los Angeles. Next joint fire-law enforcement class is in Carlsbad on April 5th. Info & registration info HERE.

Mar 6 2016

Hundreds of future firefighters met with recruiters across the state at the Cal-JAC's Firefighter Career Expos. Recruits learned about opportunities to find a career in the fire service and had a chance to become familiar with the Firefighter Candidate Testing Centers.

Feb 14 2016

CPF this week continues a series of training videos explaining your workplace protections under the Firefighters Bill of Rights. Next up, your the history and major provisions of FBOR. 

Jan 21 2016

CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Paul Duncan -- a member of CAL FIRE Local 2881 -- and his wife Courtney Duncan -- a CAL FIRE Communications Operator -- tell the story of their family's harrowing flight from last Fall's Valley Fire. They were among the hundreds who lost their homes in the massive blaze. 

Jan 18 2016

A pair of ex-politicians bent on gutting retirement security for firefighters, teachers, nurses and other public workers has announced that they will not be moving forward with their pair of proposed ballot initiatives during the 2016 election. 

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