CSFA President's Message

Stay safe on the fire line and make plans to come to the CSFA Conference


As I write this message over 5000 firefighters are battling at least 17 wildland fires throughout the state. California’s mutual aid system is a model for the rest of the country, and in the Legislature CSFA has sponsored AB 1283 to help make sure that volunteer firefighters who serve on strike teams get their fair share of federal reimbursement. If you are out in the wildland, remember all the safety measures and stay hydrated! Also, make sure that you are using all of your CSFA member benefits to help protect you and your family. Review those benefits often at www.csfa.net.

This is the last magazine before our annual CSFA conference in Healdsburg in the beautiful Northern California Sonoma County wine country. The Conference is hosted by the Geyserville Volunteer Firefighters’ Association and the Healdsburg Firefighters’ Association, and they have some great events and hospitality planned. Mark your calendar for September 19 – 21, and come by the Conference and get involved in YOUR statewide Association. Watch the CSFA website and the weekly CSFA Connection newsletter for more information about Conference events and speakers. Stay safe, and I look forward to meeting many of you in Healdsburg!

Mike Shrout
CSFA President