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President's Message

CSFA showcased well in San Diego; Kudos to TO of the Year Jack Fry

In this month's President's message, I would like to acknowledge the CSFA staff and Board members who did such a great job organizing and participating in the Firehouse World Conference in San Diego. The Firehouse World staff did a great job working with CSFA to make the CSFA Steamer and Steamer Team one of the great focal points of the conference. I also had a great conversation with Harvey Eisner, editor-in-chief of Firehouse and a retired assistant fire chief. Harvey is a great CSFA supporter of CSFA, and we brain-stormed on how we can continue to work together and do even more for our membership in 2015.

Another great event at Firehouse World was the much deserved honoring of the CSFA Training Officer of the Year, Los Angeles Fire Captain II Jack D. Fry. Captain Fry was acknowledged for his many years of training firefighters and soldiers drawing from the many facets of his long hazardous materials and homeland security related background. Captain Fry was joined by members of the Los Angeles Fire Department, his family and many friends to share in the event. Captain Fry is celebrating his 34th year as a member of the LAFD this year and is not apparently slowing down yet with his commitment to the fire service. Thank you Captain Fry! You received a very well deserved honor.

I also received a lot of feedback from many CSFA members at Firehouse World who were very happy with the leadership and direction of CSFA. It's always nice to know the decisions we are making are noticed and acknowledged by our members. All in all, a great team effort.

Another great event that CSFA is participating in is CFED West 2014 in Palm Springs, from May 19 to 22. Make arrangement to stop by the CSFA booth at CFED and learn about all the new services and benefits that your association offers.

In closing, wild-land fire season seems to be a year round event now, so always make it as safe as possible. Please make sure you review your standard fire orders and watch-outs, and keep your FOG handy. Until next time, stay safe.
Until next time stay safe.

Kevin R. Nida, President
California State Firefighters' Association

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