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The 34th Annual Alaska Fire & Arson Investigators Assoc training conference will be in Ketchikan, AK. April 22 – 26th. Point of Contact for questions for the conference is Rachel Scanlon (907) 821-2043. Hope to see you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Deputy Chief position with Chena-Goldstream Fire & Rescue is being re-posted. It has been updated with revised requirements. The updated packet will be posted on the CGFR website and Facebook on Tuesday January 15, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

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  • Wasilla woman dead in apparent CO poisoning January 12, 2019
    A Wasilla woman’s death last weekend has been tentatively attributed to carbon monoxide, after Alaska State Troopers and medics responded to her home. A Friday trooper dispatch said 44-year-old Michelle Ahern was reported dead just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday at her Sage Road home. “[Ahern] appears to have succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning,” troopers wrote. […]
  • Three fires force residents from Haines area homes January 12, 2019
    A string of fires destroyed three mobile homes in the past several weeks and left residents without their homes, possessions and in one case, their pets. On Jan. 4 a trailer in the Eagle's Nest Trailer Park caught fire around 4:00 a.m. A next-door neighbor called the Haines Volunteer Fire Department, which arrived shortly after […]
  • In Congress, Alaskans are split over shutdown January 11, 2019
    Republicans in Congress remain mostly united behind President Trump and his rejection of legislation to re-open government departments unless it includes $5 billion for a border wall. But the Alaska delegation is split on this. The U.S. House has now passed three spending bills, to fund the departments of Agriculture, Transportation and Treasury. - PUB […]
  • Fairbanks trailer fire kills 2-year-old girl January 10, 2019
    A trailer fire early Wednesday in Fairbanks claimed the life of a young child, according to Alaska State Troopers. A call at about 4:15 a.m. reporting the blaze, in the Goldrush Estates trailer park, was received by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fire Department according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch. - PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 […]
  • Alaska suicide rate jumped 13 percent over 5 years, according to state study January 9, 2019
    A new state study shows the suicide rate in Alaska has jumped in recent years. There was a 13 percent increase in suicides between 2012 and 2017 compared to a similar period from 2007 to 2011, Alaska Public Media reported. Suicide was the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and […]
  • Column: Succeed in your firefighter career by breaking these 10 bad habits January 8, 2019
    Each of us have habits; both good and bad. While no one is perfect, we wish that we didn’t have any bad habits. We work on trying to change or rid ourselves of bad habits; spending less time at work and more time at home with our families, trying to lose weight or quit smoking. […]

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