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.

28Aug 16

ALMR Risks for First Responders

The Alaska Land Mobile Radio system that Alaska's first responders rely upon daily is at risk. We need your advocacy! Please see this document so for vital speaking points.

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RSS Daily Dispatch: Alaska News

  • Dillingham Fire Department pays tribute to longtime volunteer Jim McMurray May 25, 2017
    The Dillingham Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad held a ceremonial processional for one its own Wednesday. Jim McMurray, who was a volunteer with the Department for nearly four decades, succumbed to a battle with cancer Tuesday. He was 70. McMurray came to Dillingham in the seventies as a pilot, flying first for a lodge […]
  • Unalaska Adopts $29 Million City Budget, Boosting Funds For Public Safety May 25, 2017
    The City of Unalaska has adopted a $29 million budget for fiscal year 2018. On Wednesday, city councilors unanimously approved the financial plan, which allows the local government to spend about about $500,000 more than it did this year. The increase accounts for three new positions at the Department of Public Safety, a new road […]
  • With fires burning budget, USFS sources charity funds May 24, 2017
    From 2004 to 2014, the Forest Service lost 46 percent of its funding for recreation funds for Alaska’s two national forests, the Tongass and Chugach. Recreation budgets have remained flat, said USFS Regional Partnership Coordinator George Schaaf. The financial burden is due to the rising cost of forest fires in the Lower 48. - PUB […]
  • Big Lake man hospitalized after fire destroys home May 24, 2017
    One man was hospitalized and a Big Lake home destroyed following an early Tuesday fire. According to West Lakes Fire Chief John Fairchild, the department received a call at 2:26 a.m. to respond to a structure fire on Huskie Drive. “It was about 90 percent involved when we got there,” Fairchild said. - PUB DATE: […]
  • Anchorage Fire Department, Alaska Division of Forestry join forces to assist homeowners in prep for wildfires May 23, 2017
    Anchorage Fire Department is teaming up with the Alaska Division of Forestry to help the residents of an at-risk subdivision prepare for a wildfire by constructing a shaded fuel break. The Eagle River subdivision is located on Denaina Drive and Kulchay Circle. A wildfire in this area could quickly spread in the Eagle River Valley […]
  • Three commercial fishing boats burn in Southeast Alaska marina fire May 22, 2017
    The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a fire that burned three commercial fishing boats at a Southeast Alaska marina early Sunday morning. Fire was reported aboard the 57-foot Seaborn, 56-foot Pacific Lady and 49-foot Julia Kae at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard said in a statement. The three boats — two of them […]