Kasaan's West named VPSO of the year person - the Village Public Safety Officer - to handle law enforcement and emergency medical services, serve as fire chief or, when needed, help raise a totem pole. Kasaan's Zachary West was recognized on Monday as Southeast Alaska's...
Firefighters follow cries for help to find lost woman

...20-year-old woman, who had slipped and fell, was located "completely" off the mountain's main trail, said Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto."Luckily, we were able to hear her," Quinto said in a phone interview Wednesday, adding the woman was...
Douglas to 'push in' new fire truck Monday actually an age-old tradition in Juneau that CCFR Fire Chief Richard Etheridge revived in 2012. It harkens back to...FreeFor additional information, call CCFR Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto at 723-2306 or email him at Ed_Quinto...
The value of volunteer firefighters

...Quinto and talk about how the time you have to give fits in with the department and pick up an application online at or at the Juneau Fire Station.? Rich Etheridge is the fire chief of Capital City Fire and Rescue.
James J Vuille

...drivers. Eventually helping organize the Glacier Valley Volunteer Fire Department and was appointed it's first Volunteer Fire Chief at inception in 1964. Jim became interested in flying and was learning to fly with Rady Pusich flight school. The confidence...
Kodiak unveils new fire engine

KODIAK - The Kodiak Fire Department is back at a full complement of fire trucks.Deputy Fire Chief Jim Mullican showed off Kodiak's new fire engine to the city council last week. It brings the city is back to having two engines...
No damage in house fire Thursday morning

...The pads were rolled up for storage and was smoldering due to the heating elements were wired and were on," Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto wrote in a news release. "The heating elements had caused to material to heat up and melted the material...
Explosion behind DZ no cause for alarm

A report of an explosion at a school normally sounds serious, but in this case, it's not, according to the fire chief.Local police and fire departments responded to reports of smoke and an explosion behind Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School...
No explosives found in Sitka dynamite search

...Lance Drive.Sitka police and fire departments, as well as public works crews, assisted in the response.Assistant Fire Chief Al Stevens said it appears the dynamite connected to the blasting cord had already exploded long ago, fragmenting the...
Boyfriend: I didn't start fatal fire

...not been provided by CCFR), and the fire was so hot that firefighters couldn't go in initially, according to the fire chief."The whole back room was on fire," Etheridge said, adding that firefighters had to force the bedroom door open...


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