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 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
The first ray of hope in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has come with the release of two vaccines for emergency use. The remarkable and highly effective vaccines are being distributed beginni...
December 22, 2020
Anaheim Fire Captains David Baker and Joe Aldecoa experienced the real risks of COVID-19 the hard way. Both men -- healthy, experienced firefighters -- spent close to a month in the hospital fighting ...
July 21, 2020
The outbreak of SARS-Cov 2 (COVID-19) has once again placed firefighters on the front lines of a disaster. But unlike a wildfire or a normal EMS call, the pandemic has created unique stresses on firef...
May 12, 2020
When the coronavirus COVID-19 hit the shores of the U.S, one of its first landing spots was San Jose. It's now clear that the members of San Jose Firefighters Local 230 were being exposed to COCID-19 ...
May 7, 2020
The outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 has become a major public health issue worldwide. Fire and EMS personnel are on the front lines of the epidemic, and exposures of our personnel have already had an...
March 11, 2020
On this edition of CPF Fire Wire, CPF President Brian Rice talks with two firefighters who have faced death from illnesses caused by their jobs.   Contra Costa Fire Captain Michael Lacy and Alameda Co...
March 3, 2020
In this episode, CPF President, Brian K. Rice is joined by Stockton Firefighters Local 456 President, Mario Gardea and Tracy City Firefighters Local 3355 President, Paul O’Neal to discuss their EMS di...
January 27, 2020

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