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California Professional Firefighters

Apr 24 2015

Earlier this year, CPF sat down with California's top two legislators to discuss priorities for the coming session, major issue areas for the fire service and their experiences working with firefighters as a legislative partner.

Apr 23 2015

For the first time in years, recruits are entering the Salinas Fire Department, helping shore up staffing that was decimated by recession-era cuts. 

Apr 10 2015

 More than 100 firefighters, teachers, police officers, school employees and other public servants rallied in Sacramento against a ballot measure that threatens the retirement of millions of hard-working Californians.

Apr 8 2015

Los Angeles firefighters responded to a structure fire burning on the top floor of a five-story commercial building in the Westlake District on Tuesday night. At the peak of the response, more than 170 firefighters were on scene, with the effort requiring multiple ladder rescues.  

Apr 1 2015

A Rogues Gallery of anti-pension activists, including former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and ex-San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, have teamed to roll back retirement promises through a statewide ballot initiative in 2016. 

Mar 30 2015

A Fresno firefighter was severely injured on Sunday afternoon after falling through roof while battling a two-alarm house fire. He is being treated for second- and third-degree burns and is currently listed in critical condition.  

Mar 13 2015

In response to climate change and the state's historic and ongoing drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has called for the formation of California's Fire Service Task Force

Mar 12 2015

Due in large part to the engagement of firefighters from across the state, arsonist Mario Catanio’s request for parole was denied on Thursday, ensuring that this dangerous threat to society will remain behind bars.

Mar 11 2015

Familiar pension foes including San Jose's Chuck Reed, San Diego's Carl DeMaio and Ventura's David Grau are teaming up to place an anti-pension measure on the November 2016 ballot. 

Mar 4 2015

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230 is saddened to announce the passing of Fire Captain Rich Voisey (ret.) who died Wednesday after a two-year battle with job-related brain cancer.