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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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  • Kodiak seeks new home for fire station currently located in tsunami zone September 20, 2018
    While the city of Kodiak considers moving its lone fire department facility out the tsunami inundation zone, for now, the building remains where it has sat for more than half a century. However, the geographic location of the building, and job of protecting the city, aren't the only risks for firefighters housed at the decades-old […]
  • New Valdez fire station plans are moving forward after long delay September 19, 2018
    Valdez voters may hold the future of a new fire station in their hands. City officials gathered Thursday night for a work session to discuss plans – and location – for a new fire station. The move comes two years after a new fire station was named a top city priority after mold was found […]
  • Vehicle strikes fuel pump at Palmer gas station September 19, 2018
    Fast-acting bystanders helped prevent a potential catastrophe after a vehicle struck a fuel pump at the Fred Meyer gas station in Palmer Tuesday afternoon. Just before 4 p.m., Frederick Anderson, 70, of Palmer, was traveling southbound on the Glenn Highway in a gold Chevrolet Equinox, according to the Palmer Police Department, when the vehicle abruptly […]
  • Fire report details 2017 fatalities, injuries across Alaska September 19, 2018
    As fire deaths are on the rise in Alaska, so are the efforts to prevent them, according to a report released by the Division of Fire and Life Safety. On Tuesday, the division released those statistics for 2017. The information was gathered from 170 participating fire departments throughout the state. - PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 9:53:43 […]
  • Column: The continuing debate on turnout gear service life September 18, 2018
    Over the past several years, we have written various columns associated with the care and maintenance of firefighter protective clothing and equipment. One of the perennial issues on this topic has been gear service life. In many cases, this particular topic has been a subject of polarization among the fire service, particularly when it comes […]
  • Burning abandoned vehicle reported near Palmer Golf Course September 16, 2018
    Alaska State Troopers and Palmer Police responded to a burning car alongside a road near the Palmer Golf Course late Saturday night. Troopers called the scene, “suspicious,” as the responders from the Palmer Fire Department sprayed down the burning vehicle, a Mercedes ML350 LL. There were no license plates, and authorities did not have a […]


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