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California Professional Firefighters

Sep 22 2021

CPF President Brian Rice talks with Ian Piccolo, president of San Diego Federal Firefighters F-33 about the response to the July, 2020 fire on the U.S.S. Bonhomie Richard, and the fight to get information on the toxic exposures faced by firefighters.

Sep 11 2021

Twenty years after the horrific terror attacks, retired Fire Chief and Executive Director of the California Fire Foundation, Rick Martinez, reflects on the tragedy.

Aug 11 2021

With recent spikes in COVID-19 cases and the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant, the 19th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony has been tentatively postponed to spring 2022. Further ceremony details will be forthcoming.

Jun 24 2021

In the last five years, wildfires have burned over 8 million acres, destroyed thousands of homes, and claimed the lives of over 100 people. Gov. Gavin Newsom has made wildfire response, prevention and mitigation a priority of his administration since day one.

Oct 1 2020

 At the end of an interrupted legislative session, CPF is proud to report that every bill both sponsored or considered a top priority for the organization has been signed by Governor Newsom and passed into law.

Jul 21 2020

Anaheim Fire Captains David Baker and Joe Aldecoa survived month-long hospital stays after they contracted COVID-19. On this edition of CPF Fire Wire, David and Joe talk of their experiences and the hard lesson about taking it seriously, joined by their partners Stacey Baker and Nikki Jackson. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Jun 12 2020

"Racism is a sickness from which no individual or institution is immune." A statement about racism, and a stand in solidarity with the fight against racial injustice from CPF President Brian Rice. READ THE STATEMENT

May 29 2020

Firefighters are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they -- and their families -- face unique stresses. To support its members, a CPF online town hall on the Hidden Toll of COVID-19 was held with firefighters, family members, mental health experts and peer supporters. Watch the forum online.

May 22 2020

To support firefighters and their families share the burden on the front lines of the public health crisis, CPF held an online town hall meeting on"The Hidden Toll of COVID-19". Participants included firefighters, family members, peer support leaders and a mental health professional. WATCH AND LISTEN HERE

May 13 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom has made it clear that wildfire preparedness and response will remain a critical priority, even as the state faces a budget hole caused by the SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19) pandemic.