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Photo: Firefighter awards

...captain with Capital City Fire/Rescue, kisses his wife, City Attorney Amy Mead, after receiving the Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership of the Year award from Mayor Merrill Sanford at the beginning of Tuesday's Assembly meeting. Firefighter...
Smoke on the water

...Fire managers in the state are bringing in resources from the Lower 48 and Canada to assist.According to the Alaska Fire Service, firefighters have come from as far away as Georgia to assist in the suppression and monitoring of nearly 150 wildfires...
Alaska wildfire managers prepare for early season

...low-snow winter and a busy fire season, according to federal fire weather forecaster Sharon Alden with the Alaska Fire Service."However, there is a correlation between snowpack and the early fire season - how fast things melt out, how soon...
Enough firefighters, say Forestry managers

...have been stretched thin this summer, but the Alaska Division of Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Fire Service each say they're not accepting any more applications for new hires.On Friday, they issued a joint statement...
Hidden Valley subdivision gains ground

...residents requesting city emergency services and utilities in the future.Kiehl said although the parcel was outside the fire service boundary, an ambulance or fire truck would still head out there in an emergency and could potentially break down on...
Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

...consider the consequences of marijuana legalization, including whether it might jeopardize federal aid for health care, fire services or housing, said Councilman Brad Marshall.Some tribes said they would first consider regulating cannabis for medical...
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

...rules that normally slow things down.HCR 32SUSPEND UNIFORM RULESFOR SB 157We're running out of time to talk about fire service areas, so we're going to ignore the rules that normally slow things down.HCR 34SUSPEND UNIFORM RULESFOR SB 99We're...
Volunteer dep't moves into new building

...Mark Beals expects to take several years to get the entire facility finished. He says that decreased revenue for the fire service area combined with tightening borough and state budgets spells delays in putting the final touches on the facility...
As rain soaks Alaska, state's wildland firefighters head south

...on assignment in the Northwest Territories and is expected to return to Alaska the middle of next week.The Alaska Fire Service has also let resources head south in response to increased fire activity in the Lower 48. The Midnight Sun and Chena...
100 Alaska firefighters to help in California

...48 to battle wildfires.Five crews will depart Tuesday morning for California, KTVA reported. These include Alaska Fire Service crews from St. Michael, Mountain Village, Selawik and Pilot Station. An Alaska Division of Forestry crew from Upper...


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