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Residents prepare to evacuate as fire grows

...could get before homes would be evacuated and wanting a timeline for when the fire would be put out.Rob Allen, incident commander, said wished he would have had more people on the ground fighting the fire during the first few hours that it burned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/residents-prepare-evacuate-fire-grows
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5 stuck in mudflats rescued by helicopter

...Their SUV became stuck in mud, and they put out a Facebook message calling for help, said Matteson, the rescue incident commander.Friends responded in another SUV and brought along their 5-year-old boy. The second SUV also became stuck...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-23/5-stuck-mudflats-rescued-helicopter
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5 stuck in Alaska mudflats rescued by helicopter

...Their SUV became stuck in mud, and they put out a Facebook message calling for help, said Matteson, the rescue incident commander.Friends responded in another SUV and brought along their 5-year-old boy. The second SUV also became stuck...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-22/5-stuck-alaska-mudflats-rescued-helicop
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Salvors ready Shell drill ship for tow attempt

...grounded drill ship out of the worst of the North Pacific's fury with a towing attempt when conditions allow.Shell incident commander Sean Churchfield said at a press conference Saturday that naval architects have pronounced the Kulluk fit to be...

http://juneauempire.com/dan-joling/2013-01-06/salvors-ready-shell-drill-ship-tow
Shell drilling barge pulled from rocks

...southwest of the city of Kodiak until inspectors review its condition and the Coast Guard clears it to travel. Shell incident commander Sean Crutchfield said there's no timetable for departure."Until we have that damage assessment, we'll not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-08/shell-drilling-barge-pulled-rocks
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Few attend meeting about drill ship

...professional people and not take that most common-sense route to the west side," he said.Sean Churchfield, the incident commander for the unified command, deflected the question by saying it was outside his area of expertise. "The decisions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-11/few-attend-meeting-about-drill-ship
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Port captain testifies in Shell rig grounding

...more questions of crews, not just the industry leadership.When the main tow line broke, Mahler switched hats to incident commander overseeing recovery of the drill rig. The overriding concern, he said, was safety of personnel and protecting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-30/port-captain-testifies-shell-rig-ground
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Shell tow requirement changed after rig grounding

...more questions of crews, not just the industry leadership.When the main tow line broke, Mahler switched hats to incident commander overseeing recovery of the drill rig. The overriding concern, he said, was safety of personnel and protecting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-31/shell-tow-requirement-changed-after-rig
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Bears, bad meat among issues faced by flooded town

...not going to tell people not to go home," said Glenn Farnsworth, a Division of Forestry employee who became the incident commander for flood recovery. "(But) I don't want kids coming back when I've got two tons of rancid meat in town...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-04/bears-bad-meat-among-issues-faced-flood
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Searchers find body of missing Kodiak hiker

...stopped by the search's command post. "Is there anything you need, anything at all?" he asked Nick Szabo, incident commander for Kodiak Island Search and Rescue.The answer was no, but only because the Coast Guard and volunteers from across...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-27/searchers-find-body-missing-kodiak-hike
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