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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  • Fairbanks firefighters will wait and see on budget October 19, 2017
    Fairbanks fire Chief Jim Styers said he will try to convince the City Council and city staff that laying off two firefighters is not the proper way to go about balancing the budget in 2018. Mayor Jim Matherly released his proposed 2018 budget on Tuesday. Budget meetings among the mayor, council and city staff begin […]
  • Juneau: Dryer causes small fire at Douglas apartment building October 18, 2017
    A propane-operated dryer started a fire at the Cordova Heights apartment building on Monday night, causing little damage and no injuries. At 9:31 p.m., Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to the reported fire, located on Nowell Avenue on Douglas Island. Fire personnel contained the fire to the dryer room, clearing the scene at approximately 10:45 p. […]
  • Western Division Headline: Devastated Santa Rosa, Calif. neighborhood was exempt from fire rules October 17, 2017
    Coffey Park was built on city streets, not forested country lanes. The Santa Rosa neighborhood was a planned development laid out on a typical grid with sidewalks and landscaped yards. The fire hazard zone shown on city and state maps was to the north and east, on the other side of the 101 Freeway. Yet […]
  • Fatal structure fire in Two Rivers was possible suicide, troopers say October 14, 2017
    A person died in a structure fire early Friday morning in what Alaska State Troopers are calling a possible suicide in the Interior community of Two Rivers. Around 5 a.m., troopers were alerted to a fire at a residence on Breeze Road in Two Rivers, in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. A body was found […]
  • City Council Approves Federal Money To Beef Up The Capacity Of The Bethel Police Department October 13, 2017
    On Tuesday, a $126,055 grant was approved by City Council for updating public safety in Bethel. This includes a Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping update for our region, two courses in Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) for the Bethel Police Department and village law enforcement, and radio repeaters for the Police and Fire […]
  • Trust in the fire service: Earned or assumed? October 13, 2017
    In a recent column about building character in young firefighters, I wrote that trust should be given to all members of the organization; that trust should be assumed unless violated. Trust should not have to be earned through popularity or individual achievement. At least one reader took issue with this statement. - PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 […]


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