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Chief Styers is currently the Fire Chief of Fairbanks Fire Department. His career started
as a student firefighter in 1983 with the University Fire Department. After six years at
Kansas City Fire Department, he returned to UFD where he spend 25 years as Captain
and then promoted to Battalion Chief.

Chief Styers has an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Fairbanks Community and
Technical College, A Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Human Resources, a
Master’s degree in Public Administration, and has graduated from the National Fire
Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.


Jim Styers, Fire Chief
Fairbanks Fire Department
1101 Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701