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August 2011

Update Website Is Launched!   

CAPF websiteOur new and improved website is now up and running. We've added new information and updated the look. As well as information about benefits you can now find instructions for filing a claim, information on the Children's Scholarship Program, an archive of our E-Newsletters and forms for updating your contact and beneficiary information.


Also, don't miss the great savings available to CAPF Participants on life, auto or home insurance, car rentals, air ambulance service in Northern California and cardiovascular screening.


If you have a great idea for our site in the future send us an email.


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Important Changes in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act provides eligible employees with the ability to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child; care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition; as medical leave when the Employee has a serious medical condition; or for events related to a military member's active-duty status.

Click Here to Learn About Changes  

Protect Yourself from MRSA


The staph bacterium is a wily bacterium that easily adapts creating super bugs such as Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or MRSA that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. In June a new strain of MRSA was discovered in the United Kingdoms and researchers are currently in the process of determining whether the new strain has reached the U.S. The CDC estimates that staph colonizes the nose of 25% to 30% of people but that MRSA colonizes less than 2% of people, which is good news. However, because MRSA tends to be most common in hospitals, correctional facilities and areas or groups with poor hygiene and crowded living conditions it's important for Firefighters to know how to recognize and prevent MRSA infections. Additionally, under California Labor Code 3212.8 MRSA infections are presumed to arise out of and in the course of employment.


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Upcoming Events


Mountain View Firefighters 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast  

Date: September 24 

Time: 8 am to 11 am

Location: Mountain View Fire Station 4, 229 N. Whisman Rd.,  

Mountain View 

Cost: $5 for Adults, $3 for Kids under 10 



Celebrate Fire Prevention month with a Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction. This event benefits the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Last year the Mountain View firefighters raised over $13,000! 


O.C. Guns & Hoses Charity Ride  

Date: September 25 

Time: Registration 7:30 am to 9 am, Event begins 9 am

Starting Point: Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point 

More Information:  or call Shiree Colton at (714) 285-2805 


Show your support for fire service, law enforcement and military personnel with hundreds of motorcycle riders in Orange County. The ride will begin in Dana Point and end in Irvine. Proceeds will support The Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund, The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Memorial Fund & The Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation.    


Hayward Firefighters Local 1909 Charity Golf Classic   

Date: September 26  

Time: Check-in 8:30 AM, Shotgun Start 10 AM 

Location: TPC Stonebrae, 222 Country Club Dr., Hayward  

Cost: Individual Entry $175  

Contact: Steve Walsh (510) 460-0373 or 


Support the Hayward Firefighters Charitable Fund with a fun-filled day of golf. 


CAPF Board of Directors Meeting 

Date: October 1

Location: Le Rivage, Sacramento    


4th Annual Santa Monica Firefighters Charity Golf Tournament 

Date: October 6

Time: 10 am to 7 pm

Cost: See website 
Malibu Country Club, 901 Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu 

More Information:  


Enjoy a great day of golf while supporting the Santa Monica Firefighters Relief Fund.   



If you have an event you'd like us to include, please send an email to Events published at CAPF's discretion. 

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Explanation: Activities of Daily Living (ADL) is a term used in both long term disability and long term care coverage. The activities include bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, ambulating, continence and eating. A person's ability to perform these activities general determines the degree of his/her disability and eligibility for benefits. For example, the NPFBA Long Term Care Plan requires a person to be unable to perform a minimum of 2 ADLs including transferring for eligibility for Home Care. For more information visit   

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Enjoy value added benefits compliments of your LTD and LTC Plans.

 All CAPF Participants, their families and friends are eligible for significantly discounted rates from

California Administration Insurance Services,

Liberty Mutual,  


Enterprise Car Rental  


Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center.


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Remember to drink fluids & take frequent breaks during recreational activities. Heat illness, which can cause death or disability, occurs more in August than any other month.