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21Sep 17

The Kyle Wilson Report – October 21, 2017

The Alaska Firefighter Peer Support Group is sponsoring a free training event on October 21, 2017 from 9am to 5pm at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna.  Space is limited. RSVP…

29Aug 17

2017 EMS Award Nominations Due August 31, 2017

To All EMS Interested Parties, The deadline to submit nominations for the Governor's Annual Emergency Medical Services Awards has been extended to August 31, 2017. The awards are sponsored by…

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  • Two trucks catch on fire in two days in Juneau June 14, 2018
    On back-to-back days, two cars in Juneau caught on fire in unrelated incidents, Capital City Fire/Rescue officials say. The first fire happened at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to a CCFR press release, in the 300 block of Village Street downtown. A 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was “engulfed in flames,” the release states, but there […]
  • ‘I’m starting to lose this airplane’: One pilot lands safely, another dies after collision near Anchorage June 14, 2018
    Clint Johnson, chief of the National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Region, said Thursday that Spernak Airways, based at Merrill Field in Anchorage, said the pilot killed in Wednesday's collision worked for the company. The body of Wasilla pilot James Poelman was recovered late Wednesday after his plane crashed in water near the mouth of the […]
  • Troopers helicopter crew rescues teens from sandbar as area rivers rise June 13, 2018
    An Alaska State Troopers helicopter crew rescued two 18-year-old campers stranded Monday evening by rising water on the Matanuska River near Sutton. The rescue came as the National Weather Service issued a high-water warning for that river and numerous others in Southcentral Alaska. One of the Eagle River teens, Tatum J. - PUB DATE: 6/13/2018 […]
  • Prairie creek fire near Talkeetna contained and controlled June 12, 2018
    The Prairie Creek northeast of Talkeetna is contained and controlled according to the Bureau of Land Management. The fire was initially reported last Monday by Talkeetna Flight Services. Mat-Su firefighters and tankers were dispatched to fight the fire shortly after it was reported. The initial size of the blaze was reported between three and five […]
  • Tanana River homeowners grateful for smokejumpers, firefighters June 8, 2018
    David and Chris Lace were enjoying last weekend in the Denali area when word reached them that their remote home was in the path of a raging wildfire. The longtime Alaskans, now retired, live in a house 17 miles south of Fairbanks on the Tanana River. Their first thought was, “This just can’t be.” Of […]
  • Hazmat team investigating powdered cleaning product on Anchorage sidewalk June 8, 2018
    White powder left sprinkled in dirt lining the sidewalk near an Anchorage homeless shelter is swimming pool chlorine, according to a man who said he left it there, as a hazardous materials team investigated the substance Thursday evening. An Anchorage Fire Department hazmat team went to Karluk Street near Third Avenue around 5:45 p. - […]


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