23 episodes

Join CPF President Brian K. Rice and special guests as they discuss a wide range of issues affecting firefighters, their unions, their families and the communities they serve.

CPF Fire Wire California Professional Firefighters

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    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings

Join CPF President Brian K. Rice and special guests as they discuss a wide range of issues affecting firefighters, their unions, their families and the communities they serve.

    CPF Fire Wire - Building and Protecting California

    CPF Fire Wire - Building and Protecting California

    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 services to low-wage, undertrained workers.


    This month on CPF Fire Wire, CPF President Brian Rice has a conversation with one of the toughest and most influential labor leaders in the state: Robbie Hunter, outgoing president of the State Building and Construction Trades Council.


    The two men discuss the common values shared by firefighters and construction workers, the critical need to protect health and safety for workers in a dangerous job, and the importance of working people standing united together.


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    • 36 min
    CPF Fire Wire - San Diego Ship Fire Aftermath

    CPF Fire Wire - San Diego Ship Fire Aftermath

    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, CPF President Brian Rice talks with San Diego Federal Firefighters Local F-33 President Ian Piccolo. They discuss the incredibly difficult and dangerous firefight, and the critical efforts to ensure that the toxic exposures faced by members are recognized and appropriately treated by the Navy and DOD.


     

    • 38 min
    CPF Fire Wire -- A Firefighter's Journey

    CPF Fire Wire -- A Firefighter's Journey

    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 suicide than from traumatic line of duty death.


    In this edition of CPF Fire Wire, we hear the story of one firefighter's struggle, in his own words. Anaheim Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Fiorenza's story of how he came close to ending it all, and how he came back, will resonate with many. 


    If you are struggling, you don't have to struggle alone. Help is available. HealingOurOwn.org. 

    • 21 min
    CPF Fire Wire - Senate President Toni Atkins

    CPF Fire Wire - Senate President Toni Atkins

    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 of CPF Fire Wire, President Brian Rice talks with the top leader in the California State Senate -- Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins. Senator Atkins serves the 39th District, located in San Diego, and has been a staunch ally and advocate for firefighters during her time as a legislator and before, as a member of the San Diego City Council. 


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    Background, information about Senator Atkins: sd39.senate.ca.gov

    • 35 min
    CPF Fire Wire - San Diego Pension Victory

    CPF Fire Wire - San Diego Pension Victory

    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 grab in San Diego, which wiped out secure pensions for all city workers except police officers, has been the subject of an eight-year court fight.


    In the latest edition of CPF Fire Wire, President Brian Rice talks with San Diego City Firefighters Local 145 President Jesse Conner about the long legal fight, what the court decision means for retirement security, and the impact the San Diego fight will have on the ongoing effort to provide secure retirement for firefighters.


     

    • 34 min
    CPF Fire Wire - Gov. Gavin Newsom

    CPF Fire Wire - Gov. Gavin Newsom

    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. Gavin Newsom. 


    As he did a year ago, Gov. Newsom again sits down for a conversation with CPF President Brian Rice to talk about issues affecting the state, including COVID-19 and the promise of the vaccines, forest management, the economy and what it’s like to navigate a year like no other.


     

    • 40 min

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