CSFA President's Message

2018 was a positive and busy year for CSFA

As I sit down to write this last President’s message for the year, I realize that 2018 has been a productive and busy time for CSFA.

We hosted an informative CSFA Conference in Rancho Mirage, and I am honored that voting delegates elected me to head this association for two more years. Our Political Action Committee and standing committees are re-energized, and they are working on key policies and legislative solutions for 2019 and beyond. We look forward to legislative successes in 2019 as we work with Governor Gavin Newsom and our friends in the Legislature.

CSFA was heavily involved in the united effort by all major California fire service organizations to help fund prepositioning to help mitigate wildland fires, and we will continue this fight for funding into 2019.

On a more somber note, CSFA has taken the initiative As to help the approximately 90 first responders that were impacted by the Camp Fire in Butte County. At this holiday season please give generously to our brothers and sisters who lost everything by mailing gift cards to the CSFA offices. Your donation is tax deductible and will specifically assist firefighters, and other first responders in the Butte County area.

2018 was indeed a positive and productive year, and we are building upon that productivity as we move into 2019. Our CSFA 97th annual CSFA Conference will be hosted by the Visalia firefighters as the city of Visalia celebrates its 150th anniversary – look for the dates to be announced soon, and make plans to attend this CSFA Conference and become involved in your statewide association.

On behalf of CSFA I would like to wish all members and their families a safe and happy holiday season.

Until next issue, stay safe!

Mike Shrout CSFA President