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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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  • Eagle River Valley residents mull Fire Service Area annexation January 19, 2018
    Eagle River residents will likely vote on whether to annex the Eagle River Valley into the existing Anchorage Fire Service Area. Anchorage Assemblywoman Amy Demboski introduced an ordinance to call for the vote at the assembly’s Jan. 9 meeting. The ordinance will get a public hearing Jan. 23 and, if approved, would add the item […]
  • 2017 fire department calls set record in Juneau January 18, 2018
    It was another record year in 2017 for the number of calls handled by Capital City Fire Rescue. That was revealed by Fire Chief Rich Etheridge on Acton Line Thursday. The number of calls exceeded 5,000 again, like they did in 2016. "We ended up with 5,278 calls," according to the chief. "Out of that […]
  • Homer police, first responders practice working together on dangerous calls January 18, 2018
    Sometimes old habits die hard, but local law enforcement and first responder agencies are working to change theirs when it comes to addressing highly dangerous situations. The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training provided a three-day class to help the two groups of responders adapt the way they handle deadly calls, like active shooter […]
  • Could false nuke alert happen on the Kenai Peninsula? January 18, 2018
    In September 2014, the National Weather System sent out a false tsunami alarm, triggering tsunami warning sirens in Homer. As happened last Saturday in Hawaii when a technician clicked the wrong box on a program and sent out text alerts of an impending missile attack, the 2014 glitch also happened when a live code got […]
  • Neighborhood chaos drives a new approach at an Anchorage social services hub January 18, 2018
    Police, paramedics and social workers have been stationed at Bean's Cafe and Brother Francis Shelter this month in hopes of reducing emergency calls, drug dealing, sidewalk camping and violence. Lisa Sauder, the director of Bean's Cafe, returned from vacation last week to find the area around the downtown Anchorage soup kitchen transformed. - PUB DATE: […]
  • Ballot proposal trades fire protection for taxes on the outskirts of Anchorage January 17, 2018
    Along the Eagle River Valley, Turnagain Arm and a few other far-flung parts of Anchorage, a burning house or a brush fire poses a thorny dilemma for the Anchorage Fire Department. Property owners in some of the city's more rural regions don't pay taxes for fire service. A bill can be sent later if the […]

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