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February 25 – March 3, 2024

Riverside Convention Center

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February 25, 2024

BEN CLARK TRAINING CENTER
16791 DAVIS AVE RIVERSIDE CA 92518


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NEWS & ARTICLES

NFPA announces re-launch of its website: NFPA.org

NFPA announces re-launch of its website: NFPA.org

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) has re-launched its website – NFPA.org – to provide a more seamless path for stakeholders to interact with the association. The redesigned site, with its dynamic design, improved site performance, and enhanced content,...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Army vet leads female firefighter Wellness Workshop

Army vet leads female firefighter Wellness Workshop

The Women’s Fire Alliance and the Los Angeles FD Foundation are hosting a day of wellness designed exclusively for women in the fire service on March 6 in Santa Monica. The day will include breakfast, lunch, expo booths, breakout sessions, self-care activities,...

CTEX 2024 SPOTLIGHT

TRAINING & EVENTS

Fire Tech 201 – Fire Protection Organization

Spring semester To register, please visit https://www.elac.edu/

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Online, United States
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Class: FOT 130A – FIRE INSPECTOR 1A SECTION # 38481

Days & Times: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Location: through SAC “Remote Live” 100% on Zoom Instructor 1: Suzanne Freeman Let me know if you have […]

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Online, United States
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Company Officer 2D: FTEC 76-8744

More information, as well as registration can be found at: www.elcamino.edu/

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El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
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Fire Inspector 1B

Feb 24, 2024, 8:30 AM – Feb 26, 2024, 5:00 PM $399, Crockett Station 78, 746 Loring Ave, Crockett, CA 94525 California State Fire Marshal Fire Inspector 1B: Fire and […]

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Mental health and heart health

Mental health and heart health

By Chief Sam DiGiovanna With so many First Responders dealing with mental health issues, it’s no secret that mental health has a direct impact on a person’s heart. Add in the fact that heart disease is a top killer among firefighters. I found this article from the...

HEALTH & MEDICINE

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How Do We Maintain Our Love for the Job?

How Do We Maintain Our Love for the Job?

By: Dr. Lindsay Judah CFO, CTO From a broad perspective, it is essential that our industry remains relevant and strives to meet the needs of our respective communities. Relevancy is often associated with funding approval and municipal support. There are several ways...

THE CALIFORNIA FIRE SERVICE

ON THE COVER: A few members of the Colma Fire Department pose in front of the department’s station (left to right) Fire Chief Geoff Balton, Captain/Deputy Fire Marshal Bill Pardini, Captain Jim Fisicaro, Firefighter Paramedic Jason Gillenwater (kneeling), Firefighter EMT Greg Roberts and Firefighter EMT Artur Loshatetskiy. See related Fire Department in Focus beginning on page 6. Photo by Gary Giacomo

PENSION UPDATE

Pension Update

Pension Update

Here is a weekly round-up of news and opinion on the pension issue. Stay informed on this important issue and pass these on to neighbors and colleagues. CALIFORNIA NEWS CPP Investments to acquire common stock in California Resources Corporation through Aera Energy...

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CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER RESOURCES

The commitee for volunteers provides a resource for the membership dealing with specific problems realtive to the volunteer fire service.

FIRE SERVICE GRANTS & FUNDING

Explore resources to identify federal grants and other innovative alternatives that can help provide funds for expenses sush as equipment, apparatus, training and salaries necessary to protest and serve communities.

HEALTH & MEDICINE

Study: Healthy lifestyle factors can lower dementia risk

Study: Healthy lifestyle factors can lower dementia risk

By Kristen Fischer A study published Jan. 10 in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that people who stick to at least some of the six lifestyle factors that support brain health can lower their risk for dementia. For the study researchers assessed 2,537 people...

Understanding Seasonal Depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Understanding Seasonal Depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

By Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD Do the winter months get you down more than you think they should? If so, you might have seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that happens every year at the same time....

Join the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer

Join the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer

From the CSFA Health, Wellness and Benefits Committee January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. Each January, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) provide tools and guidance for cancer prevention...

The risks of cancer in firefighting: An In-Depth Look

The risks of cancer in firefighting: An In-Depth Look

By the CSFA Health Wellness and Benefits Committee You face dangers every day, but one often overlooked risk is the heightened chance of developing cancer. This article aims to shed light on this critical issue, especially relevant during January's Firefighter Cancer...