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Forestry And Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) Awarded 2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Forestry And Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) Awarded 2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – November 16, 2021 – Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP), a nonprofit organization that provides career support to formerly incarcerated wildland firefighters, has been awarded The 2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize. From a nationwide search for transformative, early-stage projects, The J.M. Kaplan Fund awards the Prize biennially to ten innovators in the fields of social justice, the environment, and heritage […]

Structure Fire | Ventura

Structure Fire | Ventura

Date of Release: November 6, 2021 Fire Incident Number: 21-0094897 Incident Commander: Tony Hill        Incident Type: Structure Fire Date/Time of Incident: November 6, 2021 / 01:51 Incident Location: 1300 Saratoga Ave, Ventura, CA Cause/Origin: Under Investigation Injuries Reported: 1 Adult Male Units Committed On-Scene: 8 Engines, 2 Support, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Light and Air, […]

California First Responders Earn $78,957 Per Year, Most in U.S.

California First Responders Earn $78,957 Per Year, Most in U.S.

Mike LaFirenza Between the COVID-19 pandemic, more intense hurricanes, and ongoing wildfires impacting the western U.S., first responders are being challenged more than ever. While first responders are on the front lines during emergencies and face more danger than most people do in their occupations, they don’t earn much more. According to data from the […]

The Ventura Fire Department Goes Pink In October

The Ventura Fire Department Goes Pink In October

Ventura, Calif. — For the 11th consecutive year, the Ventura Fire Department will partner with the Ventura City Firefighters Association and various Downtown Ventura businesses to support and promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month by selling pink, embossed department t-shirts.   Limited-edition t-shirts are available to the public during the month of October, while supplies last. Additionally, Ventura firefighters will wear pink t-shirts from October 1-15, to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment […]

Ventura, CA | Structure Fire

Ventura, CA | Structure Fire

Incident Number: 81406        Information Contact: Douglas Miser, Battalion Chief Incident Type: Structure Fire Date/Time of Incident: 9-22-21 – 20:33 (8:33pm) Incident Location: 1500 Block of Poli St.       Cause: Incendiary Device Injuries: (general) None Number of Personnel: 17 Fire Fire Equipment: 4 Paramedic Engines, 1 Paramedic Truck Company, 1 Battalion Chief 1 Fire Investigator Agencies Involved: […]

After A Terrible Fire Season CAL FIRE Firefighters Resist Cut to Wages

After A Terrible Fire Season CAL FIRE Firefighters Resist Cut to Wages

SACRAMENTO, CA – CAL FIRE Local 2881 President Tim Edwards said, “Our decision to oppose the cut in wages to firefighters is not an indication of any personal disregard for the Governor and the work he has done during this difficult time.  We oppose the cut in wages because it creates chaos within the department […]

Governor’s Budget Will Assist Firefighter Efforts During Fire Season

Governor’s Budget Will Assist Firefighter Efforts During Fire Season

SACRAMENTO, CA — After three years of historic wildfires, there is the expectation that California will have 60 percent more fires in the 2020 fire season. Today, Governor Newsom recognized both the risks and challenges and has earmarked $85.7 million for CAL FIRE to improve surge capacity and “mitigate the ferocity of these fires.” The funds […]

Firefighters Frustrated By Legislative Analyst Office Rejection Of Necessary Staff

Firefighters Frustrated By Legislative Analyst Office Rejection Of Necessary Staff

Respectful of the work done by the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO), the firefighters of CAL FIRE Local 2881 are stunned that the LAO would reject the Governor’s proposal to increase firefighting staffing by 550 firefighters over five years.  After three years of catastrophic fires and an acceptance of a new norm driven by climate change, […]

The Oxnard Firefighter Foundation to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Event 

The Oxnard Firefighter Foundation to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Event 

OXNARD, Calif. – The Oxnard Firefighters Foundation invites the public to kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an event on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Red Robin Restaurant at the Collection at Riverpark from 5pm to 8pm. The event will include a silent auction, raffle, pink t-shirt sales and a very special performance by […]

Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise Support for the Redding and Shasta County Firefighters

Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise Support for the Redding and Shasta County Firefighters

SACRAMENTO, CA – A firestorm has enveloped dozens of communities in Redding and Shasta counties in Northern California. Scores of homes have been destroyed, and the fires are still largely unconstrained, threatening thousands more. As firefighters risk their lives to protect civilians, many of them are learning their own homes have been consumed, as well. […]

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