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  • 7 Dec 2023 8:13 AM | Forrest Kuiper (Administrator)

    Greetings from the University Fire Marshal’s Office,

    I’m excited to announce that the University Fire Department is now recruiting for the full-time, represented staff benefitted, position of Assistant Fire Marshal, located at the UAF Troth Yeddha’ Campus in Fairbanks Alaska. You can find the full job announcement and posting at https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/527347/assistant-fire-marshal.

    The Assistant Fire Marshal (AFM) will be responsible, and assisting the UAF Fire Marshal, with fire and building inspections, plan reviews, fire investigations, Clery/HEO Act duties, and public fire and life safety education to our UAF campuses. Fire department work experience, while helpful, is not necessarily required if you have a strong background in other closely related fields such as construction management, building/fire safety & prevention on campuses (hospital, military, higher-ed, etc.) or other similar fields. The AFM is a part of a team that leads our student employee program, sharing their experience and expertise to prepare them for their career after attainment of their higher education goals.

    Application of the fire and building codes in our nation’s premier arctic research environment add to the rich experience you will have as the Assistant Fire Marshal – I find it awesome that one day I might be inspecting our museum and seeing a carnivorous dinosaur skeleton on someone’s desk, the next day working with our NASA partners at Poker Flat Research Range for their sounding rocket program, and the next day after I’m problem solving on how safely to feed amoebas methane or protect hibernating squirrels to support research. Working for UAF and the University Fire Department has been a rewarding experience that is making impacts to our community, our state, and our nation. We’re proud so many families choose UAF, knowing we’re maintaining a safe and supportive built-environment protecting them while they learn, study, and educate for Alaska.

    For a full description, responsibilities, requirements, qualifications, including those that are preferred, please refer to the Assistant Fire Marshal job description and posting at https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/527347/assistant-fire-marshal and apply today! The position is open until filled. The first review of applications will occur on Monday, January 8, 2024. To ensure consideration, please apply before 11:55PM, Alaska Standard Time on Sunday January 7, 2024.

    Prospective candidates are welcomed to contact me for any questions, or Lee Ann Amerson, HR Coordinator at lamerson@alaska.edu or 907-474-6664.

    2023-12 UFD AFM Hiring Announcement.pdf

  • 29 Nov 2023 1:19 PM | Forrest Kuiper (Administrator)

    Please see the attached document for CGFR recruiting for multiple positions! 

    Multiple job posting 11-23.pdf

    Keith Berrian

    Deputy Chief

    Chena Goldstream Fire & Rescue

    907-251-0223 (work cell)

    907-322-9352 (personal cell)

  • 2 Jun 2023 1:25 PM | Richard Etheridge (Administrator)

    North Star FD is looking for their next company officer. To apply for the position, go to their web site for an application and to read about the process.


  • 3 Apr 2023 12:37 PM | Richard Etheridge (Administrator)

    Job Title: Assistant Fire Chief - Ketchikan, Alaska

    The Ketchikan Fire Department is seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual to serve as Assistant Fire Chief. As the Assistant Fire Chief, you will work closely with the Fire Chief to manage all aspects of our fire department and ensure the safety of our community.


    • Assist the Fire Chief in managing daily operations of the fire department, including emergency response, training, and equipment maintenance.
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures that promote safety and efficiency.
    • Manage and lead a team of firefighters, providing guidance, support, and mentorship.
    • Work with other local agencies and departments to coordinate emergency response efforts.
    • Conduct fire inspections and investigations to identify potential hazards and risks.
    • Assist in the preparation and management of the department budget.


    • High school diploma or equivalent. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in fire science, emergency management, or a related field is preferred.
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience in fire service, with a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
    • Possess or be able to obtain Alaska Firefighter I and II certification within 6 months of hire.
    • Possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
    • Strong communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work in a high-stress, fast-paced environment.

    If you are passionate about serving the community and have the necessary qualifications and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


  • 25 Mar 2022 2:57 PM | Richard Etheridge (Administrator)

    Fire and EMS Chief

    Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. Inc., outside of Anchorage, Alaska is in search of its next dynamic leader. The current chief became the first full-time chief in 2017 and has notified the department that they will be leaving this summer. Our next leader must have the technical knowledge required for the effective and efficient operation of firefighting, emergency medical services, disaster management, and fire prevention activities within the Chugiak Fire Service Area.  He/she must possess a broad and comprehensive knowledge of fire service administration, modern firefighting, emergency medical services, rescue, and fire prevention techniques. This position involves very complex emergency scene tasks adherent to NIMS-ICS, social interactions, and the ability to work with diverse groups in high-stress situations. The chief is responsible for coordinating the strengths and challenges of a dedicated and professional volunteer department with a small paid staff, while integrating with neighboring service areas. The chief must be committed to the professionalism, development, and continuation of the department’s volunteer program which serves this community so well.


    Salary range is $95,000 to $105,000    DOE, EOE



    Job description and details for applying can be found at www.cvfrd.org

  • 14 Mar 2022 10:51 AM | Richard Etheridge (Administrator)

    Denali Universal Services is currently looking for a certified EMT III/Paramedic to join the Security Team on the Alyeska Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Positions are rotational, working two weeks on / two weeks off and pay includes overtime each workweek.


    Benefits start on the date of hire and include:

    Medical/Rx (three options to choose from)



    Life Insurance/AD&D

    401k + company match

    Employee Assistance Program


    Feel free to contact me with any questions. To view the full job description and apply, please visit:



    Thank you!

  • 14 Mar 2022 10:45 AM | Richard Etheridge (Administrator)

    North Star is hiring for an Officer and Firefighter, see their attached packets for info.  Firefighter Hire Packet 3-2022.docx Officer Hire Packet 2022.doc

  • 7 Feb 2022 11:45 AM | Richard Etheridge (Administrator)

    Steese VFD 

    Hiring Announcement

    Steese VFD is accepting applications for a Firefighter/Medic position. 

    Further information and applications are available at the link below. 


    Samara "Sam" Steele

    Office Manager

    Steese Volunteer Fire Department

    800 William C. Leary Lane

    Fairbanks, AK 99712

    Direct Line: 907.987.7054

    P: 907.457.3710

    F: 907.457.1512
    E: samara.steele@steesefire.org

  • 16 Dec 2021 8:55 AM | Richard Etheridge (Administrator)

    The City of Skagway AK is looking for a progressive Fire Chief to lead their department into the future. 

    This is an amazing tight knit community with a large summer influx of tourist. Don't miss out on this opportunity to work in a place where you can have a huge impact on your community.


  • 3 Sep 2021 8:43 AM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Chena Goldstream Fire & Rescue (CGFR) is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to become an Assistant Chief (or Senior Captain depending on experience and training) of our department. Starting salary is $70,000 annually DOE with a generous benefits package including paid medical and employer funded retirement. Reimbursement for moving expenses up to $10,000 (with receipts) is available. Rank of position will depend on the experience of the applicant. Duties for this position would include supervision of Fire and EMS Training Programs that are run by our Shift Officers, Coordinating and Overseeing Scholarship and Live-in Firefighter Programs, and Volunteer Recruitment and Retention. In this role, you have the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills, as this position will be focused heavily on building collaborative and positive relationships with staff, volunteers, other departments, and community stakeholders; staff, student, and volunteer recruitment, training, mentoring, recognition and leadership building; fire service leadership; and emergency medical services management. Core technical competencies required for this position include:

    - Firefighting   - EMS     - Hazmat     - Incident Command System    - Search and rescue techniques 

    - Command and control techniques     - Fire Hydraulics     - Ability to manage training programs

     All applicants will be subject to a full criminal background check and a full driver’s license history for the past 3 years minimum (up to 5 years). The successful applicant must take residence within 30 minutes of Chena-Goldstream Station 42 (716 Chena Ridge Road) and must be able to pass an NFPA Fit for Duty Physical If you are a dynamic, enthusiastic, and innovative leader with a passion for continuous learning and improvement, you are strongly encouraged to apply. Before applying, please review the full application packet located at www.cgfr.com that includes the Position Description and Employment Application. To apply, submit the following to the Deputy Fire Chief at recruitment@cgfr.com. 

    CGFR Employment Application

    Cover letter


    Names and contact information for three professional references

    Copies of all required certifications and licenses

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