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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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  • Anchorage firefighter Ben Schultz welcomed home nearly a year after fall May 25, 2018
    PHOTOS - Family and friends gathered at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Thursday afternoon to welcome home Anchorage firefighter/paramedic Ben Schultz. Nearly a year has passed since Schultz, 29, fell more than 70 feet from a ladder during a training accident at Anchorage Fire Station 5 in Spenard. - PUB DATE: 5/24/2018 9:05:17 […]
  • Climbers survive Denali slide in ‘compelling' rescue May 24, 2018
    A pair of Polish climbers is being praised for their self-reliance after a harrowing fall on Denali this week, in which one of them waited overnight for the other to reach a camp on the mountain and summon help. National Park Service spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri said the two climbers, a man and a woman from […]
  • Homeless or Homesteading: Can Anchorage solve its illegal camping problem in city parks? May 23, 2018
    City dwellers fed up with tent cities alongside Anchorage's trail system and greenbelts say the campers are acting more like homesteaders than people who are homeless – claiming space as their own, running people off, attracting crime, and creating unsightly, unsanitary messes. A renewed push is underway, to return enjoyment of the city's public spaces, […]
  • Anchorage fire chief Denis LeBlanc retires; city deciding replacement May 22, 2018
    Anchorage Fire Chief Denis LeBlanc retired Friday after nearly three years on the job, officials said. A successor to LeBlanc will be named in a few weeks, said Kristin DeSmith, spokeswoman for Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. Jodie Hettrick, the fire department's deputy chief of operations, is serving as interim chief. - PUB DATE: 5/22/2018 9:29:24 AM […]
  • Driver's decision to take scenic route helped save Chugiak family from fire May 22, 2018
    A family of six narrowly escaped a house fire with their lives Sunday evening, but things could have been a lot worse if Anchorage's Daren Beals hadn't decided to take the scenic route. Beals, 50, was driving from Eagle River to Chugiak with his girlfriend Irene Bush, and two other family members when he decided […]
  • House fire displaces family of 6 in Chugiak May 21, 2018
    A fire left six people without a home Sunday evening in Chugiak. According to Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Assistant Chief Clifton Dalton, the fire was reported at 5:47 p.m. and firefighters arrived from the nearby CVFRD Station 35 on the Old Glenn Highway two minutes later. When crews arrived, Dalton said the home […]

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