Category: FMESA

On November 9th, 2017

CSLEA and FMESA Welcome 12 CAL FIRE Com Ops at Academy in Ione

IONE –On November 8, 2017, 12 communications operators training at the CAL FIRE Academy in Ione were formally introduced to the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the Fire Marshal and   Emergency Services Association (FMESA). FMESA President Daren Watkins and Vice President Shelly Fontes, along with CSLEA member services representatives, conducted a new employee […]

On November 2nd, 2017

CAL FIRE Com-Ops Emergency Response Roles in 2017 North Bay Fires

ST. HELENA – When raging fires broke out in the North Bay beginning October 8, 2017, CAL FIRE communication operators took a lead role in first and emergency response. For weeks they worked 12-18-hour days and rarely saw a day off. Their roles expand far beyond answering 911 calls. To learn more about the role […]

On October 4th, 2017

CSLEA Member Jerry Fuhrman Returns From Three-Week Hurricane Irma Deployment

“Our thanks to CSLEA Member Jerry Fuhrman for his dedicated service to our state and our country!  And for sharing his story with us.  We are truly proud of him.” - CSLEA President Alan Barcelona By Jerry Fuhrman SACRAMENTO – California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) member Jerry Fuhrman, who is a senior emergency services […]

On July 28th, 2017

CSLEA and CalHR Enter into Side Letter for Additional Pay for Deputy State Fire Marshals

At the bargaining table last year, CSLEA and its affiliate representatives made compelling arguments on necessary pay increases for a number of Unit 7 classifications due to ongoing unfilled vacancies. In addition to the General Salary Increases (GSI) of 8% furnished to the entire bargaining unit over the life of the contract, CSLEA was able […]

On June 5th, 2017

CSLEA & FMESA Meet with State Parks Regarding Emergency Services at Hearst Castle State Parks Agrees to Add Two Firefighter -Security Officer Positions

By Daren Watkins, FMESA President, CSLEA Director SAN SIMEON – On June 1, 2017, Fire Marshal and Emergency Services Association (FMESA) President Daren Watkins, FMESA Director Ron DeLuca, FMESA Member Cindie Riley, and California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Senior Legal Counsel Dave De La Riva met at Hearst Castle to discuss the ongoing staffing […]

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