Progress and Perseverance

As the end of the current administration draws near, CPF has compiled "Progress and Perseverance," a status report on the strong pro-firefighter legislative record through the Schwarzenegger and Brown years.

The strength of the firefighter voice in Sacramento is a testament to the power of solidarity. We win together ... because the union is all of us. 

The Union ... and More

From the time they’re hired on for their first job, firefighters are committing to something more than just their own careers.  Firefighters are making a commitment to their communities. To their families. To each other.

The nature of this commitment can be seen in actions from firefighters that go above and beyond the call of duty. 

The commitment to something greater at the heart of the profession also guides the heart of the unions that proudly stand for them.

Behavioral Health in the Fire Service

Firefighters must do their jobs in the midst of unimaginable stress, and are exposed to horrific scenes that some can only imagine. While they try to let go of these experiences, often the experiences won't let go of them.

With more and more suicides and risk factors being exposed, behavioral health has become the health and safety issue of the fire service for the 21st Century. 

United Fire Service Urges Oct. 15 Stand Down for CA Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

The California fire service — management and labor — is asking all California firefighters and their families to take some time on October 15th — in person or online at the fire station — to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Cal-OES, California Professional Firefighters and the California Fire Chiefs Association are urging any available personnel to attend and participate in the Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento. 

For those working, management and labor are urging all personnel to participate in a Safety Stand Down in fire stations on October 15th from 11:30am to 1:00pm to view the ceremony online via live stream from Cal-OES.