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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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  • Fairbanks City Council approves firefighting grant application March 20, 2018
    After a decade of stable call loads, Fairbanks Fire Department saw a jump of about 600 emergency medical service calls in each of the last two years. In 2017, there were more than 4,400 calls, and the upward trend in EMS calls isn’t slowing down: It could top 5,000 this year. The numbers were part […]
  • Ramona Thompson Takes The Helm Of Unalaska Fire Department March 20, 2018
    The Department of Public Safety has a familiar face in a new role. Ramona Thompson took over as fire chief on March 12. Thompson has over 35 years of fire and EMS experience including 11 years as the EMS coordinator at the department of public safety. Most recently she worked as the Director of Clinical […]
  • Longtime volunteer firefighters reflect on time with Capital City Fire/Rescue March 19, 2018
    Kathy Miller keeps her windshield clean and her pager on. For the past 10 years, Miller has been on call as a volunteer with Capital City Fire/Rescue. When there’s a car crash Out the Road, Miller is often one of the first people on the scene. She’s usually there in five or 10 minutes once […]
  • Deltana volunteer firefighters raise more than $6,000 to fight children's cancer March 19, 2018
    Deltana volunteer firefighters raise more than $6,000 to fight children’s cancer Rural Deltana volunteer firefighter Dave Neuburger had not cut his hair in 10 years. His mustache had been a fixture for 40 years. But he was willing to remove all that hair Saturday to raise money for children’s cancer research at the St. - […]
  • Anchorage BBQ restaurant destroyed in fire March 19, 2018
    An Anchorage barbeque restaurant was destroyed by a large fire early Sunday morning. The Anchorage Fire Department says nobody was injured. A 911 caller reported smoke and fire coming from The Bar-B-Q Pit on Dimond at around 3:15 a.m. The first firefighter arrived within minutes and found “heavy fire coming from openings at the rear […]
  • Fairbanks Fire Department: Some emergencies will have to wait March 16, 2018
    Residents requesting emergency medical or fire services within the city of Fairbanks may be put on a wait list if the Fairbanks Fire Department is occupied with more serious calls. The change to FFD and Fairbanks Emergency Communication Center operations is in response to other area fire departments reducing the scope of mutual aid offered […]


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