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Chief Kuiper has over 20 years in emergency services in Alaska serving in many capacities to include his current position as Battalion Chief at the University Fire Department (UFD). His role at UFD has led to connections and relationships with members serving all over Alaska to include many small and rural departments throughout the state. In addition to his formal education where he earned a Masters degree in Public Administration and graduated from the National Fire Academy as an Executive Fire Officer, he also has experience serving on boards; and currently serves as Vice-President of the Fairbanks Firefighters Union (IAFF Local 1324) and the board of directors for the UAF Alumni Association. In addition he assisted in starting the student firefighters alumni chapter and currently serves as Vice-President of that chapter.

Forrest Kuiper, Battalion Chief
PO Box 755540
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5540
(907) 474-7681