With a membership of more than 30,000, California Professional Firefighters (CPF) is the largest statewide organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of career firefighters. It is one of the nation’s strongest and most influential public employee organizations.
California Professional Firefighters is the officially chartered state council for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which represents more than 298,000 front line firefighters nationally. The partnership between IAFF and CPF was never closer than it was in 2005 and 2006. IAFF helped support CPF’s fight against the Special Election and pension grab, and IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger personally rallied the troops in support of CPF’s political endorsements.
California Professional Firefighters derives its strength from more than 175 local affiliates, representing some 30,000 front line firefighters and paramedics. CPF services are directed to members through the leadership of these local affiliates.