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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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  • Three wildfires burned across Haines Borough area October 20, 2018
    U.S. Forest Service firefighters and local volunteers have combatted wildfires in the upper valley and near Battery Point during the past several weeks, and monitored a fire in the Lutak area. Nine Forest Service firefighters responded to a fire at Pine Knob near the Tsirku River. A moose hunter reported smoke near an old logging […]
  • Report: Alaska violent crime rates significantly higher than national average October 18, 2018
    A presentation by the State's Criminal Records and Identification Bureau Chief compares Alaska's recently released crime statistics to national figures, with Alaska leading in several main violent and property crime categories. Kathryn Monfreda presented her report at a town hall on Saturday that was focused on the flaws of SB91, Alaska's controversial crime reform package. […]
  • Healy: Unique table highlights emergency service statewide October 18, 2018
    A central gathering spot for volunteer firefighters at the Tri-Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Healy is about to get a very special addition. Volunteer Logan Merrell, a longtime Healy resident, came up with the idea after traveling to other firehouses in the Lower 48 for training. “I saw all kinds of creative ways that other […]
  • Column: Are you eligible for AFG funding? October 17, 2018
    While some of us are busy putting the final touches on our 2018 AFG Grant applications, others are in the process of accepting their 2017 AFG award and purchasing their requested equipment. Here’s one important thing to keep in mind that departments tend to forget. Among all the compliance issues for those awards are a […]
  • Alaskans concerned about earthquakes over other large-scale disasters October 15, 2018
    Alaskans who answered a KTUU survey on emergency preparedness are overwhelmingly concerned most about an earthquake when it comes to the type of emergency to be prepared for. About half of the people who answered our survey said they feel prepared for an emergency. For others, even just taking our survey spurred them to think […]
  • Coal ash fire at Fort Wainwright power plant October 14, 2018
    Five fire departments responded to a coal ash fire Sunday morning at the Fort Wainwright power plant. No one was hurt and there was no disruption in service, according to Grant Sattler, U.S. Army post spokesman. The cause of the fire that started in the south coal tower at about 9:30 a.m. is under investigation, […]


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