California Professional Firefighters

Jan 12 2018

 Thanks to a strong push from CPF, the new state budget allocates millions to bolster apprenticeship program, including firefighter training provided by Cal-JAC

Jan 12 2018

The 2017 fire season underscores the critical importance of maintaining California's state-of-the-art mutual aid system. 

Jan 8 2018

The latest edition of The California Professional Firefighter is in your mailbox and online at www.cpfnewspaper.org. Read about California's evolving disaster threat and the challenges firefighters face meeting it. Also see photos from 2017 California Firefighters Memorial and read about CPF efforts to address firefighter behavioral health. 

Dec 14 2017

CAL FIRE Local 2881, CAL FIRE San Diego and the entire California fire service mourn the loss of Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson, who gave his life in the line of duty fighting the Thomas Fire near the community of Fillmore. 

Nov 22 2017

The 2017 California Firefighters Memorial honors 31 fallen heroes, who join over 1,300 names enshrined on the Memorial Wall in Sacramento.

Nov 3 2017

Massive mutual aid responses in California have become increasingly common, as the risk from wildfire, flooding and other natural disasters grows more ominous. In order to mitigate these threats, our firefighters need to be able to work together effectively without jurisdictional restrictions. Submit a letter of support for standardized, apprenticeship training funding today. 

Oct 31 2017

The Garden Grove Fire Department and Garden Grove Firefighters, Local 2005 are saddened to announce the passing of Engineer Lester “Lee” Webster on October 11, following a long battle with job-related cancer.

Oct 18 2017

In the closing hours before his deadline, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several pieces of CPF-sponsored legislation that serve to protect an injured firefighter's disability retirement, develop a statewide firefighter pre-apprenticeship program and establish timely notification protocols for firefighters and EMS workers who are exposed to communicable diseases.

Oct 13 2017

It's the deadliest wildfire incident in California history. Dozens of souls lost, thousands displaced. Roughly 10,000 firefighters are on the front lines, defending lives and property even as some are seeing their own homes destroyed. Firefighter proud ... union strong. 

Sep 30 2017

Firefighters, families and grateful citizens will once again gather in Sacramento's Capitol Park for the solemn task of adding 31 new names to the California Firefighters Memorial. The 2017 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Watch the ceremony LIVE

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