Marin Professional Firefighters congratulate long time Local 1775 President Bob Briare on his retirement after serving 10 years as President, 11 years as Vice President, and nearly 40 years in total working to improve the job, safety, and working conditions Marin's Firefighters on our Executive Board. Bob's work ethic, humor, and quiet, steady leadership will serve as a model for generations of future union leaders.
On January 8, the Local 1775 executive Board voted unanimously to recognize Bob as our second President emeritus, joining retired President Steve Warner with this honor.
Former Kentfield fire chief Bob Mariani, a Marin native and former Kentfield fire chief, died Oct. 28 at his home in Lakeport in Lake County. He was 81.
Mr. Mariani, known as Bob, joined the Kentfield Fire Protection District in 1956 as a volunteer firefighter and retired in 1993, serving his final three years as fire chief.
After an extensive interview process, Marin Professional Firefighters, and California Professional Firefighters, has identified a bipartisan list of candidates it believes would be the strongest firefighter choices for statewide office in this November's General Election.
The CPF endorsements for the 2014 election were the product of weeks of interviews with dozens of candidates from both sides of the political aisle.
Marin County, CA – In addition to fighting fires, Marin fire fighters are sporting the color pink throughout October in efforts to fight breast and other cancers. From October 13-18, all Marin Firefighters will wear pink uniforms to promote awareness of breast cancer, and cancer awareness in general.
Fire fighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer – just one of many cancers linked to the work fire fighters do. With one in eight women diagnosed each year, an estimated 232,340 new cases of breast cancer and 39,620 deaths will be reported in 2013. Among all women affected, 85 percent have no family history.