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May 2012
Do you have questions about CAPF?

Your CAPF Vice Presidents invite you to contact them with your questions or concerns.

Captain Erick Mattson - Vice President North
Erick belongs to Redding Firefighters and has been a member of CAPF since 2001. In October 2009, Erick was elected CAPF Vice President North.

Captain Ken Blanton - Vice President South
Ken is retired from Kern County Firefighters and has been a member of CAPF since 1989. In October 2002, Ken was elected CAPF Vice President South.

Are Your Contact Information and Beneficiary Up-To-Date?


If any of the following have occurred this year, please use the attached forms to update your information. Or if you're not sure whether CAPF has your preferred contact information or beneficiary, please use the attached forms.
  • Change in mailing address, email address or phone number
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Creation of Living Trust 
  • Child turned 18. Children 18 and over may be designated as beneficiaries.
  • Death of Designated Beneficiary 

Contact Information Update Form


Change of Beneficiary Form


Changes or updates will not take effect until card has been received and accepted by Plan Administrator.


All forms can be returned to CAPF via fax or US mail


Fax: (209) 223-2966  



PO Box 31

Martell, CA 95654 

Is Diet Soda Linked to Heart, Stroke Risk?

Study Suggests Connection Between Drinking Diet Soda and Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke


Feb. 9, 2011 (Los Angeles) -- You may feel less guilty if you opt for diet sodas over sugary beverages, but drinking them regularly may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, a study suggests.


In a nine-year study of more than 2,500 people, those who drank diet soda daily were 48% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die from those events, compared with those who rarely or never drank soda.


Click Here to Read More at WebMD     


By Charlene Laino, WebMD Health News. Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
2011 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.
Upcoming Events

Fremont Firefighter's Charity Golf Tournament 2012

Date: May 21, 2012

Time: 10 - 11:30 AM Check-in, 12 PM Shotgun Tee-off

Location: Sunol Valley Golf Club, 6900 Mission Rd., Sunol, CA 94586

Entry Fees: $150 per golfer 

More Information: or Download Flyer  


Kick-off summer with a golf tournament benefiting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse during Check-in. Live and silent auction and raffle at awards dinner. 


California Firefighters Summer Olympics

Hosted by Palo Alto Firefighters Local 1319 

Date: July 15 - 20th

More Information: 


National Fire Prevention Week 

Date: October 7-13, 2012


CPF California Firefighter Memorial  

Date: October 20, 2012  

Location: Sacramento 


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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