Marin Firefighter News

Local news from Marin Professional Firefighters
May
22

Vallejo Rejects Help, Files Bankruptcy

Rejecting all offers of assistance -- including substantial labor concessions, help from the state and from a private financier -- the City of Vallejo filed for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy on Friday, becoming the largest city in California to declare bankruptcy. According to Reuters, city officials have acknowledged that bankruptcy is intended as a tool to give them leverage in labor talks.


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May
20

Solemn Memorial Honors Fire Service Legend Dallas Jones

At an emotional memorial held in his fire service hometown of Downey this past Tuesday, CPF Secretary-Treasurer Dallas Jones was remembered as a man who, in his modest but firm way, changed the face of the California fire service and the fire labor movement. Brother Jones, who served sixteen years as president of Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014 as well as five years as state OES Director, died May 10th after battling lung cancer. 


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May
10

In Memory: CPF Secretary Treasurer Dallas Jones

It is with the greatest sadness that California Professional Firefighters announces the passing of one of the giants of the firefighter labor movement -- CPF Secretary-Treasurer Dallas Jones. Brother Jones, who served 32 years with Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014, died Saturday after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Brother Jones served firefighters as president of Local 1014 and CPF Secretary Treasurer, and all Californians as Director of the Office of Emergency Services. 


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May
08

Governor Issues Fire Season Executive Order

In anticipation of another blistering fire season, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued an Executive Order to allocate additional resources to protect the state. The governor's order authorizes additional staffing "as warranted, based on fire threat conditions" and urges expanded enforcement of defensible space and fireworks laws. 


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May
06

CPF's 2008 Photo Contest

Want to win some cool cash for those hot-shot fire line photos? Then enter CPF's 2008 Photo Contest. Whether you're a serious photographer or a weekend shutterbug, you can win up to $1,500 for your best shots of fires and firefighters, whether they're in the hot zone or working at the station. Deadline for submitting photos is June 15th. CLICK...

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