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November 22, 2011 > Firefighters received Success Award

Firefighters received Success Award

Submitted By Aisha Knowles

On November 9, the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) and the Alameda County Fire Fighters Association (ACFFA) International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)-Local 55 received the 2011 Partnership for Success Award at the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (CFFJAC) Conference.

In 2001, the CFFJAC, created the Partnership for Success Award, to recognize fire departments and local unions that demonstrate a commitment to work together to provide the training and education needed to ensure firefighter safety and effectiveness on the front lines.

Honorees are identified for their collaborative relationship to enhance existing training programs and their commitment to working together on issues of common interest, including the safety of firefighters on the job. The Award is presented every two years at the biennial CFFJAC Conference. Past winners have included the City of Davis, Vallejo, Ventura County and, in 2009, CAL FIRE.

"Training is the cornerstone for every fire department," said CFFJAC Chair Dan Terry. "The successful labor-management partnership of Alameda County Fire and Alameda County Firefighters-Local 55 exemplifies their dedication to their front line firefighters and integrity to their profession."

The CFFJAC is co-sponsored by the California Professional Firefighters, AFL-CIO, representing labor, and the Office of the California State Fire Marshal, representing management. The ACFD and the ACFFA are the first fire department and fire fighter association within Alameda County to receive this distinguished honor.

A video produced by the California Professional Firefighters' online video news service, CPF Firevision, highlighting the 2011 Partnership for Success Award, and the labor-management partnership between the ACFD and the ACFFA may be viewed at www.cpffirevision.org.

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