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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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  • Anchorage Fire Department extinguishes Bragaw Street apartment fire February 16, 2018
    The Anchorage Fire Department extinguished a structure fire at 341 N. Bragaw Street Thursday afternoon. According to Jodie Hettrick, deputy chief of operations with AFD, a passerby reported the apartment fire at 1:02 p.m. Hettrick reports that when crews arrived on scene, "smoke was showing" out of the 4-plex; however, the structure was still secure […]
  • Juneau neighbors band together to stop dryer fire February 15, 2018
    Dawn Houston was watching a movie about wildfires, “Only the Brave,” around noon Wednesday when a fire broke out in her home. Houston, 52, heard her dryer making strange noises as it dried a few towels. When she walked into the laundry room, she found it full of smoke. Houston grabbed her fire extinguisher, yelling […]
  • Wrangell Chamber of Commerce honors local volunteer fire department at annual dinner February 14, 2018
    The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce honored the local volunteer fire department at their annual dinner last weekend. The department was founded in 1903. The team responded to over 1800 fire and ambulance calls in the past five years. It runs out to fires, search and rescues, emergency medical evacuations and all sorts of situations. - […]
  • Anchorage: No injuries reported in fire at scrapyard in Ship Creek area February 14, 2018
    The Anchorage Fire Department said no one was injured Tuesday in a fire that ignited outside a scrap metal business in the Ship Creek area, sending a plume of smoke into the sky. Jodie Hettrick, the department's' deputy chief, said a 911 caller reported the fire at 11:25 a.m. The fire consumed four shipping containers […]
  • Kenai fire chief recognized for excellence February 13, 2018
    The first winner of an award recognizing the accomplishments of Alaska fire chiefs serves close to home. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker received the 2017 Warren B. Cummings Chief Officer of the Year Award at the 2018 Alaska Fire Chiefs Association Leadership Summit held in Juneau last week. The award recognizes fire chiefs who follow […]
  • Commentary: The ‘why factor’ in fire management February 11, 2018
    In a time-compressed environment, such as during the initial response to a new wildfire, responders don’t always have the opportunity to provide a thorough, in-depth explanation for the actions we take to protect lives, homes, infrastructure and natural resources. The reason for this is plain and simple — fire is dynamic. - PUB DATE: 2/11/2018 […]


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