February 22, 2016 Fourteenth Edition

CPF FIREVISION: UNDERSTAND THE FIREFIGHTERS BILL OF RIGHTS
 
Part 2 - History and Key Provisions
 
The  Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights (FBOR) offers first responders a set of comprehensive, common sense workplace protections. California Professional Firefighters won passage of this important measure in 2007,  capping a 20-year effort.

This week, CPF continues a series of videos designed to help front-line firefighters better understand their rights and responsibilities in disciplinary proceedings under FBOR.

Part II - A Critical Protection . In this second installment, CPF Firevision details the history and key provisions of the Firefighters Bill of Rights.

CPF Firevision - Understanding FBOR, Part 2
CPF Firevision - Understanding FBOR, Part 2


CALIFORNIA FORESTRY & FIRE 25-YEAR CLUB
THE 58TH ANNUAL REUNION


The reunion will take place April 9th at Paso Robles Event Center (Fairgrounds) in Paso Robles, CA. Come and enjoy drinks, appetizers and dinner with  colleagues
IN THE NEWS
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CalPERS SETS DATES FOR BENEFITS EDUCATION CONFERENCES
SACRAMENTO BEE, 2/10/2016
 
CalPERS has lined up its next three Benefits Education Events, which provide information about retirement and health benefits, supplemental savings options, Social Security and long-term care. among other things.

Representatives from a variety of programs will be on hand to discuss dental and vision benefits, the state's employee assistance program, group legal services plans and more.   READ FULL STORY
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THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT'S ALARMING TOLL ON FORESTS
HUFFINGTON POST, 2/19/2016
 
New research using high-tech tools to measure the moisture in trees found that 120 million trees across nearly every part of California are at risk of dying. Predictions that trends of higher temperatures and decreased precipitation will continue in the future could transform the state's forests.

California is littered with dead trees. Four years of drought have pushed countless lone pines and forests alike to the brink of collapse, turning entire swathes of mountains from verdant to withering rust.  READ FULL STORY
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WHAT WILL BECOME OF PUBLIC-SECTOR UNIONS NOW?
THE ATLANTIC, 2/16/2016
 
Over his 30 years on the Court, Antonin Scalia's name became synonymous with conservative jurisprudence, and especially with the school of thought that calls upon judges to seek the original meaning of constitutional provisions. But Scalia's principles could also lead him to some surprising results: On contentious issues such as whether the First Amendment protects flag burning, whether criminal defendants have a right to confront witnesses against them, and what sorts of police searches are "reasonable," Scalia would sometimes break ranks with other conservative justices.  READ FULL STORY
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BRAKES PUT ON CALIFORNIA INMATE FIREFIGHTER EXPANSION
THE DENVER POST, 2/21/2016
 
California's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters, focusing instead on persuading county sheriffs to send more jail prisoners to the state program.

Scott Kernan, who took over last month as secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he expects California will have enough inmate firefighters for this year's fire season despite a dwindling pool of candidates from state prisons.  READ FULL STORY

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
March 7 - 9

REP WORKSHOP #1
March 16

REP CLASS
March 28 - April 1

IAFF LEG. CONFERENCE   
April 4  - 7

REP WORKSHOP #2
April 12 


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No One Left Behind
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CDF Firefighters Benenvolent Fund
We provide funds for immediate life sustaining assistance to firefighters and their families who have suffered debilitating injury or loss of life.

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