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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: 2 charged, 1 at large in Royal Suite Lodge fire August 17, 2018
    More than a year after a fire raced through an Anchorage apartment building, leaving three people dead, two suspects – one of them at large – face murder charges in connection with the case. Carleigh Fox, 29, and Andrew Eknaty, 30, each face 37 charges including nine counts of murder, along with other offenses including […]
  • Column: Doing more with less - Fire department budgets, fiscal responsibility August 16, 2018
    How often do we hear the phrase “do more with less?” Some agencies are able to find some efficiency and maintain services with less, but agencies can rarely actually improve services with less service capacity. However, at the heart of this slogan is the understanding that service expectations continue to expand along with fiscal constraints. […]
  • Capital City Fire/Rescue gets funding for another ambulance crew August 14, 2018
    Starting in October, Capital City Fire/Rescue will be able to have an extra ambulance staffed around the clock. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly unanimously approved funding for six additional employees, allowing CCFR to keep an additional ambulance staffed for 24 hours a day. The city will allocate $361,000 out of its savings to […]
  • Alaska Fire Service looks to partner with Native groups to provide crews August 14, 2018
    The Alaska Fire Service is floating a plan to contract with Alaska Native corporations and tribal groups to provide wildfire crews. AFS spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the draft proposal currently out for potential contractors to provide feedback on, has several potential advantages. ”Giving them more of an opportunity for stable employment. - PUB DATE: 8/13/2018 […]
  • Dillingham police arrest two on charges related to harbor fire August 12, 2018
    Dillingham police arrested two men this week in relation to the fire that destroyed a storage building in the boat harbor. Shannon Small of Aleknagik, 41, allegedly fell asleep while intoxicated in a connex in the harbor. He was smoking a cigarette, which caught a mattress in the connex on fire. According to police, the […]
  • Fire destroys Juneau trailer, kills dog August 12, 2018
    A Saturday morning blaze in Switzer Village resulted in the total loss of a double-wide trailer. The home didn’t have any humans inside during the fire, but fire crew found a dead dog in the burned-out structure and two live cats, which were given over to animal control. Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to Switzer Village […]


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