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Thanks Alvin Lal, Stanislaus County DER, for serving as the CUPA Forum 2023/24 Chair. You led us into and through a very successful 2024 In-Person Annual Conference. You also led the way on growing/evolving CalCUPA's Learning Management System (LMS) to where we have over 50 Haz Mat and Leadership Online Courses...with more being added weekly.

Alvin receiving Thanks Award for CUPA Chair 2023/24

Posted: 2024-05-23 17:50:48

This is a list of key dates that each CUPA Manager needs to be aware of and plan for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.

Posted: 2023-09-19 14:46:12

Mark your calendar now for the 26th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 26-29, 2024, at the Hyatt, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 in San Mateo County.

Posted: 2023-08-05 21:15:30

Thank you Royce Long, CUPA Program Manager from Los Angeles City Fire Dept, for serving as the CUPA Forum Chair 2022-2023. You led us into and through a very successful 2023 In-Person Annual Conference. You were also at the helm for the rollout of CalCUPA's new Learning Management System (LMS).
Royce Long 2023

Posted: 2023-05-24 18:33:45

We care about your privacy. As such, we have implemented a new password policy to protect your data. As part of this process, you will be required to reset your password. Here's how the process works.

1. Sign in to your account at
2. You are presented with a change password screen that has some info to tell you what to do. You are required to enter your current password once and your new 8 characters minimum password twice (making sure to meet the requirements of Upper, Number and Special Character requirements).
3. Once you do this, you are logged in directly with your new password and it is now more secure on our website with encryption technology.

If you have any questions or have any issues, please email us at and .

Posted: 2023-01-05 07:01:11

Updated 2022-11-23 to alert members to the fact that the Appendices/Reference Documents are all now available directly on our website at out these MANY (68 PDFs) to help you plan for the next disaster

CalCUPA posted (on June 23, 2022) the final documents from the Disaster Symposium II that was held in San Diego on May 26-27, 2022. As jurisdictions experience wildfire (and other) disasters, it is important to review this vital information to assist with the response and recovery. Some of the key documents include:
- the Disaster Emergency Assistance Plan in both Word and PDF formats
- Appendix A: Disaster Response Process
- Appendix B: Resource Request Overview
- Appendix C: Resource Request Process Under ESF-8
- Appendix D: Resource Request Process for Fire UPA Resources
- Appendix E: MAA Example Region I and VI
- All PowerPoints and Handouts from the workshop

Posted: 2022-09-07 13:43:18

Thank you Marjorie Terrell from San Mateo for serving as the CUPA Forum Chair 2021-2022

Marjorie Terrell

Posted: 2022-05-28 07:30:21

Thank you Danielle Stefani from Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department for 25 years of contributions to the Unified Program

Danielle Stefani

Posted: 2022-05-28 07:03:12

Project description: The CUPA Forum has been posting profiles of selected CUPA agencies on our website for the past two years. These profiles provide an in depth look at CUPA agencies, their differences, unique challenges, demographics and accomplishments. There are six profiles currently posted ( and now the board has undertaken an aggressive project to have all of the CUPAs profiled and the articles posted before the Forum's 25th anniversary in January of 2023. That means we need to get 75 articles written in the next 24 months. The Board has contracted with Bill Lent (, a founding board member, to write these articles.

Who: With your help every CUPA in the state will be profiled in the next two years.

When: The Board will determine the schedule and will notify each CUPA. You will be notified by the CUPA Forum at least six weeks prior to your agencys scheduled date, if you need to reschedule just let Bill know. This project is starting immediately with the first interview in early October 2020 followed by at least three interviews each month until the project is completed.

What: Each CUPA Manager will need to select the person to be interviewed (usually the CUPA Manager or Director) and provide several times that they will be available along with their contact information. You will also need to provide your agency logo and two staff photos of staff or whatever you want presented with the article. Most CUPAs provide a group photo. Instructions on how to upload these documents are provided below.

Where: All interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

How: Once a time and date are confirmed, Bill Lent will conduct an interview with you via Zoom. The interviews typically take about an hour and cover your agency staffing and history, facility inventory, unique challenges and innovative programs. This is the opportunity to showcase your agency and let everyone know that in addition to protecting the community one inspection at a time, CUPAs also assist with wildfire hazard assessment and cleanup, contact tracing during a pandemic, emergency response and much more.

Why: Because the work that local CUPA staff do is critical to community safety and environmental health and we want folks to know.

Here's the process for a CUPA Manager to upload your logo and photos to the CUPA website:
1.Login to the CUPA website
2.Click on Members/Manager Dashboard -
3.To add your Logo and Photos, click on the Dropbox icon and click the to add your logo (select Logo folder) and 2 department photos (select the Photos folder). The file type will probably be jpg, but it might be png or gif. Name them with your County Name-logo or photo so they are easy to find in the next step. Its best if the image size is around 265x265 pixels so that it will size correctly on the page. For the Description of the image, put County Name and CUPA Profile. Leave Keywords blank. Save.
4.To add your CUPA profile, click on the CUPA Profiles icon and click on the sign to add your CUPA profile. Fill out the fields data. For Description enter the placeholder To be entered by Bill Lent. Bill will be interviewing you to gather this information. Enter your department website link in the Direct URL. For Logo URL, find the file that you uploaded to the Logo Folder and select it. The same for the 2 photos you uploaded. Use a google map link to enter your office location. Click Add Profile.
5.The website will send an email to Bill Lent, Sheryl Baldwin and Tim Snellings when the profile is saved.

For questions, please contact Bill Lent at

Posted: 2020-10-05 10:25:34

A Big Thank you of grateful Appreciation to Eric Scott of Glenn County for your time and efforts in leading the California CUPA Forum Board as Chair for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Thanks to our 2019-2020 CUPA President Eric Scott

Posted: 2020-08-15 10:49:58

This is a list of key date that each CUPA Manager needs to be aware of and plan for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Posted: 2020-08-04 07:11:20

Check out our updated Award Winners that were recognized at the 2020 conference.

Posted: 2020-06-13 12:02:26

In preparation for the 2021 Conference, the CUP A Conference committee started its kickoff meeting in early April. As the month of April progressed, more and more uncertainty has impacted us all. Shelter in place orders, school/daycare closures, business closures, travel cancellations (airlines/hotels), and disruption in goods and services have become our new normal. I am positive that some of these impacts have affected each and every one of you.

These concerns were brought to the CUPA Forum Board for discussion. On April 29, 2020, the CUPA Forum Board voted to postpone the in-person 2021 Conference that is to be held in Anaheim, California on January 25-29, 2021. Note that this decision was not made lightly.

View 2021 Conference Attendee Letter for more information

Posted: 2020-05-07 10:42:31

Thank you Darwin Cheng for your time and efforts in leading the CUPA Forum Board as Chair for 2018/2019. Current Chair Eric Scott recognizes Darwin with a plaque of appreciation during the August CUPA Forum Board meeting.

Darwin Cheng receiving his president plaque 2019-08-07

Posted: 2019-08-09 07:49:28

These are the key dates that CUPA Managers and their staffs need to be aware of for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Download PDF of Important Dates for Managers for 2019-20

Posted: 2019-07-18 20:18:11

Training will introduce hazardous waste generators to Federal and State regulations applicable to hazardous waste generators. Determining generator status (LQG, SQG or CESQG), overview of RCRA waste vs. non-RCRA hazardous waste, accumulation time limits and container and tank management standards will be covered. Training will also cover the CUPAs role for inspections and enforcement of these regulations.

Posted: 2019-02-28 13:55:54

CUPA agencies come in all sizes from small rural agencies to large urban ones. Our CUPA profiles have visited Calaveras County, Sacramento County and San Francisco, each unique in its own way. This time we go down south to Orange County and check in with Darwin Cheng their CUPA Program Manager. Darwin has been with Orange County Environmental Health since 2007, he is the current chair of the California CUPA Forum (CFB) and sports a law Degree from Western State University of Law, which makes his appointment as the CFB enforcement issue coordinator a good fit.

Posted: 2019-02-03 11:18:40

The CUPA Forum Board celebrated Bill Jones 39 years of service by presenting him with a life-time achievement award. This award not only symbolizes his unwavering commitment to the Unified Programs, but it also represents his extraordinary leadership as a founding member of the CUPA Forum. The CUPA Forum Board congratulates Bill on his well deserved retirement.

Bill Jones receiving lifetime achievement award from CUPA Board

Posted: 2018-10-24 08:36:41