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California Professional Firefighters

Sep 18 2015

Find out what you can do to assist whose lives have been uprooted by the devastating Valley and Butte Fires, including firefighters who may have lost everything even as they were fighting on the front lines.

Sep 18 2015

A Frightening Fortnight - Recapping the deadliest two weeks of the 2015 Fire Season, as the Valley and Butte Fires kill at least five people, destroy hundreds of homes, char more than 40,000 and command the services of thousands of first responders. 

Sep 13 2015

The vicious Valley Fire in Lake County has exploded to more than 50,000 acres, destroyed hundreds of homes and left one person dead. Four CAL FIRE firefighters were airlifted to Sacramento over the weekend, suffering 2nd degree burns. All are expected to recover. At the same time, the Butte Fire in the Gold Country has topped 70,000 acres.

Aug 28 2015

The Fire Service's Grand Tradition - For more than 15 years, the Pipes and Drums of the California Professional Firefighters have helped lend dignity and honor their fallen comrades, while establishing themselves as an institution within the California fire service.

Aug 14 2015

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112 is saddened to announce the death of LAFD Pilot/Firefighter Steven Robinson. Brother Robinson died August 9, 2015 at the age of 49. 

Aug 10 2015

The United States Forest Service has announced the line of duty death of one of their own. USFS Firefighter Michael Hallenbeck, 21, from Shingle Springs, died late Saturday, August 8, 2015 after being struck by a tree during initial attack on the Sierra Fire near Lake Tahoe.

Aug 7 2015

Drought Dries Up California - As massive wildfires burn across the state, California's firefighters are struggling with the effects of an ongoing drought. 

Aug 3 2015

The Rocky Fire has exploded to 60,000 acres and is now threatening more than 6,300 structures across three Northern California counties. The fire, which has forced the evacuation of more than 12,000 residents, is 12 percent contained.

Jul 26 2015

Fremont Firefighters Local 1689 is saddened to announce the passing of Deputy Chief Jim Martin on July 24th. Martin, who served several terms as Local 1689 president during his 30 year career, lost a valiant four-year battle with job-related cancer. 

Jul 17 2015

Amid the deceptively simple wording contained in the laudable-sounding “Voter Empowerment Act of 2016,” Reed-DeMaio concealed a hidden trigger that is now being recognized as a wholesale attempt to uproot 60 years of statutory law and a critical foundation of labor relations.