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Job Posting: Assistant Chief, Steese Volunteer Fire Deparment

This is for a full-time Assistant Chief position for Steese Volunteer Fire Department in Fairbanks, the position has competitive hourly wages, fringe benefits such as a 403(b), paid time off, health, and dental benefits and life insurance. The job description…

Job Posting: City of Unalaska Fire Chief

Position is open until 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Please see attached advertisement for additional details.

Warren B. Cummings Chief Officer of the Year Award Established

During its November 2, 2017 regular meeting the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association established the Warren B. Cumming Chief Officer of the Year Award which will be presented for the first time at the 2018 Leadership Summit in Juneau, AK.  Please…

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 by Octover 15, 2017. Just after 6:00AM on April 16,…

Alaska Peace Officer and Firefighter Survivor’s Fund Proposed Regulation – Comment Period Open

The Department of Public Safety has posted public notice regarding the proposal to adopt a regulation in Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the Peace Officer and Firefighter Survivors’ Fund.  The full notice and supporting documentation may…

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 the Governor’s Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Service to honor…

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.

City & Borough of Juneau Approves FireRescue GPO Purchases

The City and Borough of Juneau has approved the use of the Western Fire Chiefs Association FireRescue GPO. Members of the GPO have access to publicly solicited contracts, saving time and money in the procurement process. A copy of the…

ALMR Risks for First Responders

The Alaska Land Mobile Radio system that Alaska’s first responders rely upon daily is at risk. We need your advocacy! Please see this document so for vital speaking points.

Alaska Incident Management Team Applications Being Accepted Through 15 January

The Division of Forestry and our federal cooperators are soliciting nominations for Alaska’s Incident Management teams for 2016. Personnel applying by January 15, 2016 will be considered in the 2016 Alaska IMT primary selection and trainee prioritization process. Applications for all positions…

Fire Grant Opening

This morning DHS sent a courtesy notice that the 2015 Fire Grants application period opens on Monday December 7 and closes on January 15, 2016. Undoubtedly this information will be widely circulated throughout the state but Senator Murkowski would appreciate if  you would…

Fire Rescue GPO (NPPgov.com) announces new fire apparatus, public safety camera, and unmanned vehicle contracts

Please see the 4th quarter 2015 NPPgov newsletter for a summary of the newest additions to FireRescue GPO.

Unclassified // Ebola Awareness for First Responders // For Official Use Only

This document is intended to provide first responders with a a summary of current information aout the Ebola virus as well as provide awareness on safety guidelines for first responders. First responders are defined as law enforcement, fire service, and…

Firefighters Face High Risks of Asbestos Exposure – Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

Firefighters have one of the toughest occupations in the world. Most people understand the risks that firefighters take when they enter smoke and fire-filled buildings and/or when they work long hours trying to get an explosion under control. However, asbestos…

NIOSH Releases Line of Duty Death Report

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released their findings relating to the line-of-duty death of Senior Fire Captain Jeffrey Bayless, who collapsed during a training exercise conducted in Anchorage. Follow the link to the Executive Summary where…

NFPA Releases Firefighter Fatality Report

The National Fire Protection Association reported a total of 97 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2013, reflecting a sharp increase over the past few years. According to NFPA’s 2013 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, last year’s increase is largely attributed to the Yarnell…

FireRescue GPO Announces JOHN DEERE contract extended to Fire Departments

FireRescue GPO Announces JOHN DEERE contract extended to Fire Departments February 11 A large range of products from commercial mowers, forestry equipment, off road utility vehicles, accessories, and attachments.  Our contract offers up to a 23% discount off list price.…

CONGRESS APPROVES OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

On Thursday, January 16th, the Senate approved H.R. 3547, the Fiscal Year 2014 omnibus spending bill. The $1.1 trillion dollar spending package funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year and provides $39.3 billion in discretionary funding…

Statement Issued Today from U.S. Treasury Department: Treasury Ensures Fair Treatment for Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Under the Affordable Care Act

By: Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy  The Affordable Care Act requires that an employer with 50 or more full-time employees offer affordable and adequate health care coverage to its employees.  For this purpose, full time means 30…