28Oct 16

Line of Duty Death Manual Available

The draft Alaska Line of Duty Death Manual is available and has been posted to the Documents page on the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association web site.

28Aug 16

ALMR Risks for First Responders

The Alaska Land Mobile Radio system that Alaska's first responders rely upon daily is at risk. We need your advocacy! Please see this document so for vital speaking points.

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RSS Daily Dispatch: Alaska News

  • Remote fish processing plant near Alaska's Aleutian Islands damaged by fire August 18, 2017
    A remote salmon processing plant operated by Seattle-based Peter Pan Seafoods near Alaska's Aleutian Islands has been heavily damaged by a fire that was still burning Wednesday. Peter Pan spokesman Dale Schiffler confirmed the fire at the Port Moller plant. He declined to provide further details. Bob Murphy, a state Fish and Game fisheries biologist […]
  • Driver taken to hospital after truck hits Eagle River salon August 17, 2017
    A driver was injured after a pickup truck left the roadway and smashed into the front of an Eagle River salon Friday morning. According to Anchorage Fire Department assistant chief Eric Schuenemann, the male driver suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash, the cause of which Schuenemann said was under investigation by police Wednesday. - […]
  • University sharpens science of firefighting in Alaska August 17, 2017
    Compared to past years, 2017 has been a fairly slow wildland fire season in Alaska, with 332 fires that burned 626,361 acres by Aug. 2. But more active summers—like those in 2004, 2005 and 2015 (when 6.5, 4.6 and 5.1 million acres burned, respectively) — are nonetheless in our future. Alaskans know fire is a […]
  • Facing more violence, some Anchorage fire stations are responding with security August 17, 2017
    Because of increasingly dangerous situations, Fire Station 1, which responds in the downtown area of Anchorage, is responding with extra people to provide security for fire fighters and stations rigs. The Anchorage Fire Department says that when Station 1 responds to Bean's Cafe, Brother Francis Shelter, and Karluk Street, vehicles have been vandalized, and some […]
  • Bethel Fire Department investigating cause of house fire August 15, 2017
    Only piles of charred rubble remain of an unoccupied house that burned in Bethel this weekend. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. At 11 p.m. on Friday, firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from a wooden house on Osage Avenue, located across from the Teen Center. When the fire […]
  • Related: Seaplane passenger recounts emergency water landing in Juneau area August 14, 2017
    A plane on its way from Skagway to Juneau made an emergency water landing Monday morning. Everyone on board the aircraft swam safely to shore. Haines resident Luck Dunbar was one of them. “Well there you are, you’re sitting there thinking ‘This is it. This is it. Here we go,’” Luck Dunbar recounted. - PUB […]