Marin Firefighter News

Local news from Marin Professional Firefighters
Jan
10

San Diego Firefighters Protest Anti-Pension City Attorney

More than two years after the defeat of statewide efforts to take away the retirement security of public workers, San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre has continued a rogue legal assault against public employee retirement. This week, more than 100 firefighters, city employees, teachers and other public workers gathered Tuesday at the state building to urge the San Diego County Democratic Party to withhold their endorsement for Aguirre.


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Dec
09

FFs Bill of Rights -- Details

The enactment of the landmark Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights gives California firefighters the fairest, most extensive privacy protection enjoyed by any public employee in the state. Its approval in 2007 caps a 20-year legislative effort by California Professional Firefighters and ranks as one of the cornerstone accomplishments of CPF history. But as grueling as the struggle has been, the legislative fight is only the beginning. CPF is following through by insuring you know your rights, and your advocates are equipped to protect them for you. BOOKMARK THIS PAGE FOR THE LATEST ON HOW THIS LAW CAN WORK FOR YOU!


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Dec
09

Blue Ribbon Task Force

The fires of 2007 have given a new urgency to address what needs to be done to protect Californians from the threat of wildland fire. Toward that end, California Professional Firefighters has joined with CalChiefs in a Blue Ribbon Task Force. The Task Force -- an outgrowth of the 2003 Fires -- held its first post-fires meeting and identified a range of priorities, including upgrades in staffing, equipment and a new approach to land use. At that November 6th gathering, CPF, CAL FIRE Firefighters joined with management and state agencies to identify the core priorities for the group: staffing, equipment and land use.

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Dec
09

CPF Standards of Coverage Committee

The fires of 2007 exposed a key deficiency that has made the battle for resources difficult: There are no standards of coverage for firefighting in the urban-wildland interface. California Professional Firefighters is on the front lines to bring such groundbreaking standards to California. In conjunction with CalChiefs, CPF has formed a Standards of Coverage Committee to fully explore critical tasks needed for effective fire management in wildland-urban interface. The concept behind the Standards of Coverage Committee is to create an NFPA 1710 equivalent for wildland firefighting.


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Dec
06

CFFJAC 25 Year Anniversary

For 25 years, the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (CFFJAC) has remained steadfast in its mission to ensure that California’s first responders receive the highest quality of education and training. Sponsored by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and California Professional Firefighters, the mounting success of the CFFJAC and its firefighter training and education programs is due in large part to the collaborative effort of fire department management and local union labor representatives. The CFFJAC's unparalleled legacy was celebrated this past month at the CFFJAC's Biennial Conference in Palm Springs.


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