CSFA President's Message

FREE CSFA-sponsored live fire training winds down: May 6 golf tourney benefits Pipes & Drums

As I write this message I am recovering from shoulder surgery as a result of the on-duty injury I wrote about in the last edition. I am taking it easy, following the doctor’s orders and hope to be back to my old self soon. Stay safe brothers and sisters!

I want to take this month’s message to call attention to several upcoming events. First off, since 2013 CSFA has been sponsoring free live fire training throughout the state, funded through a federal SAFER grant. There are only three more opportunities to attend this important training. You can attend April 22 – 23 in Quincy (Plumas County in Northern California), or April 22 – 23 in Clements (Calaveras County, Central California) and finally June 24 – 25 in Georgetown (El Dorado County in Northern California). The training is free, but you must register in advance. Registering is easy, just visit the CSFA website at www.csfa.net select the ‘Training and Events’ pull down menu and find the ‘Live Fire Training’ entries. Hundreds of firefighters from throughout California have taken advantage of this training opportunity. Make sure you do as well.

Golf tournament set for May 6

The Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos will once again host a CSFA Historical Society fundraiser benefiting the Michael Hoffman Memorial Scholarship Fund and CSFA’s Pipes and Drums. Cost is $110.00 per player four-person scramble format. Price includes Mexican buffet lunch. Lunch only tickets are available for $25.00. Please send checks and names of golfers to Bill Hoffman @ 3130 Kaywood Dr. Escondido, CA 92026. Make checks payable to “CSFA Historical Society” and reference the Golf Tournament. Call: Bill Hoffman at 760-519-0223 for more information. CSFA Historical Society is a non- profit (Tax ID # 94-3188766). Support our Pipes and Drums band, so they can attend ceremonies and funerals for first responders throughout the state. Also the CSFA Pipes and Drums are painting CSFA’s utility trailer for use as instrument storage and transport to events.

Seeing your CSFA Directors?

Many of you are probably seeing your local CSFA directors at your departments. Board members from throughout the state are setting up meetings and making visits to help explain current CSFA benefit programs. If you would like a visit from your local Board member please contact them directly (contact information for each Director is shown on page 14), or contact the CSFA office at 800-451-2732.

Mike Shrout CSFA President