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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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  • Kenai Peninsula sees few wildfires as season passes halfway mark June 21, 2018
    With Alaska’s wildfire season half over and cool, wet conditions in the forecast, the Kenai Peninsula has yet to see a major blaze. There’s no guarantee that it’s out of the woods just yet, though. “The fact that we’re getting close to what would be the peak and we have another week of wet cool […]
  • Two coal-seam fires merge to form rapidly-growing wildfire near Healy June 21, 2018
    State Forestry firefighters are working to contain a fast-growing wildfire near Healy that was ignited by two smoldering fires burning in coal deposits at the surface that merged together. Forestry spokesman Tim Mowry says the fire was spotted yesterday, when it has burned only about five acres. “Then last night, winds picked up down in […]
  • Woman, child dead in Matanuska River fall June 20, 2018
    A woman and a young child were found dead Tuesday night after falling into the Matanuska River near Palmer, according to responders. An initial Alaska State Troopers dispatch on the search received a report just after 9 p.m. that the victims had fallen into the river near Matanuska River Park, off the Old Glenn Highway. […]
  • Wasilla family mourns 3 dogs lost in house fire June 19, 2018
    "We were laying down in the house when my wife said there's a wife," Shawn Wolverton said. "It started on the deck. I don't know how it started but it spread fast." Shawn Wolverton, his wife Hope and their daughter were able to get out of the house safely. "I just grabbed the hose right […]
  • Smoke inhalation sends Juneau state senator to hospital June 18, 2018
    Juneau's state senator was treated at a hospital after attempting to put out a fire in his garage. The Juneau Empire reports Democrat Dennis Egan used a small extinguisher to attempt to put out the fire that broke out shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. He was treated afterward for "minor smoke inhalation. - PUB DATE: […]
  • Dozens of wildland fires reported across Alaska's Arctic June 17, 2018
    Wildland fires dot the Arctic landscape this week after lightning strikes sparked a series of blazes on the dry tundra. As the Sounder reported last week, the largest fire is located about 16 miles outside Point Hope. Dubbed the Tusikpak Lake Fire because of its proximity to the body of water, it had burned more […]

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