CPF Fire Wire

Welcome to CPF Fire Wire. This is a monthly podcast brought to you by California Professional Firefighters to discuss a wide range of issues affecting firefighters, their unions, their families and the communities they serve.

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The cause of protecting the lives and livelihoods of firefighters must be defended every day.  Nothing is forever. On this edition of CPF Fire Wire, CPF President Brian Rice talks with Dave Coker, pre...
May 20, 2022
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams are an indispensable part of major disaster response. California is the birthplace of USAR, and firefighters form the foundation of the state's eight USAR Task For...
May 3, 2022
As the behavioral health challenges faced by firefighters come out of the shadows, peer support has become an important way for firefighters to comfortably share their struggles. CPF’s sponsored legis...
March 28, 2022
CPF President Brian Rice provides an update on CPF's work in Sacramento to protect its 32,000 front line firefighter members. Among the issues CPF is working on at the Capitol include: -- Workers' Com...
March 7, 2022
Fighting side-by-side in the halls of power, CPF and the building trades have formed a united front that has won many battles for working people, from retirement security to stopping contracting out s...
December 22, 2021
This past July marked the one-year anniversary of the dramatic and devastating fire aboard the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship docked in San Diego. In this edition of CPF Fire Wire...
September 14, 2021
Every day, firefighters are exposed to events and scenes few can imagine, and sometimes they can push men and women to the brink ... and beyond. In 2021, firefighters are more likely to die from suici...
June 7, 2021
The challenges facing California remain as daunting as ever, from catastrophic wildfire to housing to COVID-19. The California Legislature is at the center of these challenges. In the latest edition o...
April 5, 2021
A January California Superior Court ruling will, if upheld, permanently strike down the most draconian pension-slashing initiative in California history: San Diego’s Proposition B. The 2012 pension gr...
February 19, 2021
In the past 12 months, California has experienced the teeth of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as record-shattering wildfires. The man charged with guiding the state through the crises of 2020 is Gov. G...
December 29, 2020

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