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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…

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  • Anchorage rallies around woman who kept patient safe through the earthquake as a fire raged at her own home December 10, 2018
    If Rebecca Hatley had gone home right away after the earthquake struck last week, her apartment might still be standing. She knew she had a job to do, though. When she finally pulled into the parking lot of her Airport Heights apartment complex, the air smelled of smoke. At first, she didn’t suspect it might […]
  • Column: What motivates new firefighters? December 7, 2018
    I read fire service articles from several different web sites and periodicals. Why? Because there are great fire service leaders who publish in other venues as well as ours. Recently, on the exact same day, I came across two different articles about motivating firefighters in the 21st century. The first was actually more a one-sided […]
  • Fairbanks City Council approves priorities December 6, 2018
    The Fairbanks City Council approved a resolution at its meeting earlier this week stating the city’s legislative and capital priorities for 2019, one of which includes help with groundwater contamination emanating from a fire training facility. Fairbanks’ 2019 legislative priorities include seeking assistance for groundwater contamination due to aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF, use at […]
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department on the hunt for a new fire chief December 6, 2018
    The Homer Volunteer Fire Department is seeking a new fire chief. According to a City of Homer press release, Former Chief Terry Kadel is longer with the department after taking over the position just eight months ago. The release quoted City Manager Katie Koester wishing Kadel luck on his future endeavors, though it did not […]
  • Falls, fires and false labor — emergency crews in Chugiak, Eagle River were busy after Friday’s quake December 5, 2018
    Not everyone survived Friday morning’s quake unscathed. Calls for service were widespread in the immediate aftermath of the magnitude 7.0 shaker, with numerous calls reported for things like gas leaks and fire alarms. The Chugiak-Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department responded to 28 calls in the 24 hours after the quake, including three structure fires, six […]
  • University Of Alaska Fairbanks' old power plant catches fire, possibly caused by dust December 4, 2018
    A fire occurred just after 9 a.m. at the University Of Alaska Fairbanks' old power plant facility. The Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright and University Fire departments were dispatched to the scene of the burning building. Firefighters were able to extinguish the visible flames from the ash tower and eliminate the damaged debris. - PUB DATE: 12/4/2018 […]


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