Women's Commission Archive


Check out stories and photos from past Career Expos!

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June 7, 2010
Women's Commissioner Spotlights Firefighting Profession

At the second annual Live Your Dream Conference, sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Riverside, professional women speakers and panelists like CFFJAC Women's Commissioner d'Lisa Davies were on hand to spotlight a range of occupations available to young women.

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May 12, 2010
Women's Commissioner Testifies to Support AB 2149 - 2010

Assemblyman Warren Furutani (D - Long Beach) introduced AB 2149, encouraging a diverse and equitable fire service. On May 5, City of Tracy Firefighter/Paramedic and Women's Commission member Laura Hernandez testified at a hearing in support of the bill.

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April 15, 2010
Women’s Commission Celebrates Fire Chief Rose Conroy’s Honor - 2009

Retired Davis fire chief Rose Conroy added the title of 8th Assembly District Woman of the Year to her impressive resume last month in a ceremony recognizing the outstanding achievements of women from the State Assembly's 80 districts.

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May 18, 2009
Women’s Commissioner Speaks at ‘Live Your Dream’ Conference - 2009

It was a dream conference in more ways than one. For CFFJAC Women's Commissioner d'Lisa Davies, the chance to participate in the Soroptimist International of Riverside's event was a dream opportunity to show middle school girls that firefighting is a career option for them.

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May 8, 2009
Women's Commissioner Speaks at American Heart Association Luncheon - 2009

Recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and call 9-1-1 as early as possible. This was the message that Contra Costa Fire Captain and CFFJAC Women's Commissioner Lisa Beaty brought home to the crowd of over 400 women that gathered at the annual American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon in Sacramento.

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April 22, 2009
Sacramento CPAT Open House Spotlights Recruitment Efforts - 2009

California is looking for a few good women (and men) to serve on public safety's front lines. That's the message offered today by lawmakers and fire professionals as they renew efforts to build the next generation of first responders.

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October 10, 2008
Women's Commission Offers Firefighting Career Options To High School Students - 2008

When St. Francis High School in Sacramento held their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fair, a new participant set up a booth: The CFFJAC Commission to Recruit Women in the Fire Service.

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March 15, 2007
Women in the Fire Service Conference - 2007

For over 25 years, the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee has proudly committed itself to provide and support equal opportunity programs within the fire service. Recruiting and retaining qualified and motivated firefighter candidates is a top priority of the CFFJAC to create a more diverse fire service in efforts to reflect the communities in which they serve.

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March 1, 2007
Sacramento Women's Conference - 2006

On the job, firefighters are trained to break down any walls, structures or barriers that keep them from saving lives of those in harm's way.Few understand more about breaking down barriers than the more than 200 women who attended the Women Building and Protecting California conference in Sacramento.

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