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A Union Shop for Union Firefighters!

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  • Milvia - Structure Fire
  • 4th Street - Warehouse Fire
  • Annual Holiday Food Drive & Delivery
  • Cragmont - Residential Structure Fire
  • San Luis - Roof Fire
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  • Avenida - Residential Structure Fire
  • 67th Street - Apartment Fire
  • Berkeley Pier - Water Rescue Training
  • San Luis - Cutting A Hole
  • Solano Stroll - 1912 Seagrave Parade Rig
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  • Sacramento - 2 Alarm Structure Now offers Video Webcasting for Our IAFF Locals. Broadcast your meetings from your secured members area of your website.

Help Beta Test the New CFFJAC FF Written Test

We are asking for incumbent firefighter volunteers to participate in an entry-level firefighter written beta-test process in early February at our Northern California FCTC locations. The beta-testing process will require a 4 ½ hour commitment and lunch will be provided. They will take place at the following locations and times:

Tuesday, February 3 9:30 - 2:00
Lunch will be provided
FCTC - Sacramento
2560 River Plaza 
Sacramento, CA 95833

Friday, February 6 9:30 - 2:00
Lunch will be provided
FCTC - Livermore
526 Commerce Way
Livermore, CA 9455

Building upon the success of its Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT, the CFFJAC will offer written testing at its new Firefighter Candidate Testing Centers (FCTC). The CFFJAC has worked over the last year to develop its entry-level firefighter written test, garnering input from industry experts to create a rigorous, fair and fully validated written exam. As one of the final steps of the validation process, the exam must now be "beta-tested" by fire service personnel, a process that will allow working professionals an opportunity to provide feedback, as well as ensure that the exam accurately assesses a candidate's readiness for a career in the fire service.

Your participation is greatly appreciated. Whether you can send one person or 20, your assistance will be invaluable. You can contact Taral Brideau, CFFJAC's Education and Training Director, at or (916) 648-1717, for more questions, or just respond to this email with the names of the individuals who will participate.

President Fischer

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Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

From now until January 31, Berkeley Fire and Berkeley Police will go vein to vein and compete in the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive.

So get out there and give a pint! Recruit your friends and families to donate. Make sure they tell the American Red Cross blood donation center or Bloodmobile that they are doing it for the Berkeley Police Association ("BPA") drive and are donating in support of the firefighters!

You can donate at the BPA Bloodmobile on Saturday, January 31 or at any other Bloodmobiles in the area or Donation Centers.

To schedule an appointment, visit; then in the "Find a Blood Drive" box, enter SPONSOR CODE: BPA or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Donors are needed every day. Don't wait to save a life.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276.

Blood donation locations in or near Berkeley
Oakland Blood Donation Center
6230 Claremont Avenue
Hours: M & F 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tu, W, Th 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tu. 1/20/15: UC Berkeley - 2537 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94704; 12 PM - 6 PM
Th. 1/22/15: Orientation Center for the Blind - 400 Adams Street, Albany, CA 94706; 11 AM - 5 PM
Sat 1/31/15: Berkeley Police Association - 1834 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703; 10 AM - 4 PM

Berkeley Firefighters Random Acts & Berkeley Police Association

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CPF Firevision – 2014 in Review

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CPF Firevision – The Victims of Bankruptcy

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