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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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  • Longtime volunteer firefighters reflect on time with Capital City Fire/Rescue March 19, 2018
    Kathy Miller keeps her windshield clean and her pager on. For the past 10 years, Miller has been on call as a volunteer with Capital City Fire/Rescue. When there’s a car crash Out the Road, Miller is often one of the first people on the scene. She’s usually there in five or 10 minutes once […]
  • Deltana volunteer firefighters raise more than $6,000 to fight children's cancer March 19, 2018
    Deltana volunteer firefighters raise more than $6,000 to fight children’s cancer Rural Deltana volunteer firefighter Dave Neuburger had not cut his hair in 10 years. His mustache had been a fixture for 40 years. But he was willing to remove all that hair Saturday to raise money for children’s cancer research at the St. - […]
  • Anchorage BBQ restaurant destroyed in fire March 19, 2018
    An Anchorage barbeque restaurant was destroyed by a large fire early Sunday morning. The Anchorage Fire Department says nobody was injured. A 911 caller reported smoke and fire coming from The Bar-B-Q Pit on Dimond at around 3:15 a.m. The first firefighter arrived within minutes and found “heavy fire coming from openings at the rear […]
  • Fairbanks Fire Department: Some emergencies will have to wait March 16, 2018
    Residents requesting emergency medical or fire services within the city of Fairbanks may be put on a wait list if the Fairbanks Fire Department is occupied with more serious calls. The change to FFD and Fairbanks Emergency Communication Center operations is in response to other area fire departments reducing the scope of mutual aid offered […]
  • Column: Fundamental changes needed to address turnout gear contamination March 15, 2018
    In a recent meeting of the technical committee responsible for revision of NFPA 1851: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, extensive discussion revolved around proposing modifications in how turnout clothing should be cleaned and, in particular, verified for removal efficiency of harmful contaminants. - […]
  • Fairbanks still investigating cause of fire station blaze March 14, 2018
    At around 5 P-M Saturday, firefighters with the city say a fire broke out in the department's garage. They say the fire started in the engine compartment of one of the department's SUVs used by battalion chiefs. City communications director Teal Soden says an outside investigator is helping determine the fire's cause. - PUB DATE: […]


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