AFCA News & Announcements

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…

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.

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  • Fatal structure fire in Two Rivers was possible suicide, troopers say October 14, 2017
    A person died in a structure fire early Friday morning in what Alaska State Troopers are calling a possible suicide in the Interior community of Two Rivers. Around 5 a.m., troopers were alerted to a fire at a residence on Breeze Road in Two Rivers, in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. A body was found […]
  • City Council Approves Federal Money To Beef Up The Capacity Of The Bethel Police Department October 13, 2017
    On Tuesday, a $126,055 grant was approved by City Council for updating public safety in Bethel. This includes a Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping update for our region, two courses in Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) for the Bethel Police Department and village law enforcement, and radio repeaters for the Police and Fire […]
  • Trust in the fire service: Earned or assumed? October 13, 2017
    In a recent column about building character in young firefighters, I wrote that trust should be given to all members of the organization; that trust should be assumed unless violated. Trust should not have to be earned through popularity or individual achievement. At least one reader took issue with this statement. - PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 […]
  • Rapid response: Is it time to consider climate change and its effect on responders? October 12, 2017
    What happened: Multiple wildfires swept through northern California neighborhoods, businesses, hotels and wineries Sunday night and Monday. Eleven people were killed – a number that is expected to rise – and more than 1,500 structures have been destroyed by the high-wind propelled wildfires. Firefighters from throughout California are battling the Napa and Sonoma County blazes, […]
  • House fire near Badger Road in Fairbanks injures one October 11, 2017
    A house fire off Badger Road last night injured one person, and prompted a major response from area fire crews and Alaska State Troopers. At around 7-30 P-M Monday, firefighters from the North Star Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Memory Avenue in North Pole. Passing motorists had spotted […]
  • Juneau: CCFR emphasizes escape plan, smoke detectors in Fire Prevention Month October 10, 2017
    Juneau residents young and old are invited to learn more about fire safety this month with Capital City Fire/Rescue. October 2017 is Fire Prevention Month, as Gov. Bill Walker signed into effect just last week. CCFR will visit several Juneau schools to talk about fire prevention, and will open the fire station up for tours […]

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