California Fire Service Magazine

The California Fire Service, published six times a year by CSFA since 1927, is the state’s only statewide fire service trade journal. CSFA members receive the digital magazine as part of their membership, and a controlled print mailing is also sent to over 2700 fire stations throughout California. Readership exceeds 15,000.

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Meet the Editor


Gary Giacomo

July-August 2022

ON THE COVER:  ON THE COVER: Oakland Fire Department’s Candace Koshman instructs a young woman in chain saw use at a recent youth fire camp in Santa Clara. See related story beginning on page 6.