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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  • Santa to take annual firetruck ride this weekend and next in Juneau December 8, 2017
    One of the world’s foremost chimney experts will briefly join forces with Juneau’s fire department this weekend and next. This Saturday and the following Saturday, Santa Claus will be riding with Capital City Fire/Rescue through the streets of Juneau. The annual event will take Santa through downtown Juneau and Douglas this Saturday, with the parade […]
  • Nenana Fire chief puts heart attack on hold December 7, 2017
    When Nenana fire Chief Joe Forness felt like he was having a heart attack, he did the sensible thing: He called an ambulance and headed to Fairbanks — even though he wasn’t sure it really was a heart attack. “It was more like gas or an air bubble,” Forness said. “It was uncomfortable, but it […]
  • City Council OKs Recruitment-retention Bonuses for Fairbanks Police, Dispatchers December 6, 2017
    The Fairbanks City Council on Monday approved bonuses to help recruit and retain police officers and dispatchers. Council members Valerie Therrien and Jonathan Bagwill cosponsored the resolution, which offers bonuses ranging from$1,300 to $3,300, based on years of service. Council members Valerie Therrien and Jonathan Bagwill cosponsored the measure to award bonuses to Fairbanks police […]
  • Update: Family identifies Anchorage fire victim as 5-year-old boy December 5, 2017
    Family members say a 5-year-old boy died in a mobile home fire Friday in East Anchorage. The boy, identified by relatives as William Arnariak, was inside the home when the fire started Friday afternoon. The Anchorage Fire Department does not release victim information. Three generations lived in the mobile home court off 2221 Muldoon Road, […]
  • 1 dead in Anchorage trailer fire December 2, 2017
    The Anchorage Fire Department says one person is dead in Friday afternoon's trailer fire, near 2221 Muldoon Road. The department is not releasing any information on that person.. According to Jodie Hettrick, deputy chief of operations with AFD, the victim was reportedly trapped within the burning structure. - PUB DATE: 12/2/2017 2:32:14 AM - SOURCE: […]
  • Three Valdez firefighters to participate in the world's largest on-air stair climb competition December 1, 2017
    Three local Firefighters are paying their own way to go to the Firefighters Stair Climb in Seattle March 11, 2018. Sam Owen, Ryan Sims and Ryan McCormick are fundraising and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Since 1949 LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer […]


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