Firefighting is one of America's most dangerous professions.  Many Marin Firefighters have died in the line of duty, and many succumb to illness related to on the job exposures to toxic chemicals and carcinogens in smoke and hazardous materials.  The Marin Independent Journal published an excellent article titled "Hometown Heroes: The Untold Stories of Marin's Fire Service Casualties" in 2013.

The International Association of Firefighters and California Professional Firefighters maintain dedicated memorials to Fallen Firefighters.

In 1986, the IAFF completed a permanent tribute to its members, the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Memorial was founded to recognize and honor past and future professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who are killed in the line of duty and to provide assistance to the surviving spouses and children of those members.

The California Firefighters Memorial is a unique and stunning tribute to more than 1,250 firefighters who have died in the line of duty since California became a state in 1850.  The California Firefighters Memorial is located in Capitol Park, the grounds adjacent to the State Capitol in Sacramento, California. Capitol Park is a state and national landmark.

cpf logo tinyMarin Professional Firefighters Local 1775 is a proud member of California Professional Firefighters. CPF is the California State Council for the International Association of Firefighters, IAFF.

CPF’s mission is to improve the lives and working conditions of career firefighters – the men and women who have made public protection their life’s work. Its legislative advocacy has produced a string of successes in the areas of firefighter health and safety, retirement benefits and employee rights. CPF has also worked hard on legislation directly aimed at protecting public safety, co-sponsoring bills to bring critical new equipment to local fire departments and working to defeat measures that could put critical public services in the hands of private contractors.

California Professional Firefighters is an active participant in state politics, endorsing both statewide and legislative candidates and causes that promote the well-being of public safety professionals. CPF also provides crucial support and consulting to affiliated locals as they seek to elect local officials who are sensitive to the needs of public safety and those who provide it.

In addition to its legislative advocacy, CPF provides a full slate of services geared around the enhancement of the profession of firefighting. This includes an extensive health and safety program, active participation in the development of EMS regulations and services benefiting the retired firefighter. CPF has taken the leadership role in development of the California Firefighters Memorial, which is located on the grounds of California’s historic State Capitol.

iaff logoMarin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, is a proud affiliate of the 300,000 strong International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

The International Association of Fire Fighters is the AFL-CIO, CLC affiliated labor union representing nearly 300,000 professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in the United States and Canada.