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2 new fire stations opening in Wasilla

...Department now has nine stations. KTUU reports a second station is scheduled to open next weekend in Wasilla, and Chief James Steele hopes to find funds to build two more stations next year. The state Division of Fire and Life Safety reports there...
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Mat-Su charging for false fire alarms

...response is free, but a second false alarm costs $150 and it goes up an additional $25 each time after that. Fire Chief James Steele told The Anchorage Daily News the fees should recover costs and encourage people to maintain their alarm systems. The...
2nd new fire station this month in Wasilla

...It follows the opening the previous weekend of Station 63 on Horizon Drive. The district now has 10 stations. Chief James Steele says the new stations improve coverage and reduce response times to fires and other emergencies. KTUU reports the fire...
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Alaska Digest

...dozens of feet away when her body hit a utility pole, said Greg Wilkinson, a spokesman for Alaska State Troopers. James Steele, deputy chief with the Central Mat-Su Fire Department, said when emergency crews were called to the scene Sunday...
Palin's church moves services to school

...main entrance Friday night while a small group, including two children, were inside. No one was injured. Fire Chief James Steele said the blaze is being investigated as an arson. Patsy Inks said the news initially shocked and frustrated her. But...
Governor uninjured in Anchorage accident

...a volunteer emergency medical technician in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. "He is a very good responder," said James Steele, fire chief for the Central Mat-Su Fire Department. "He has been a very good member and has a good driving record...
Palin's church damaged in suspicious fire

...people, including two children, were inside. "This fire is definitely suspicious," said Central Mat-Su Fire Chief James Steele. The Rev. Larry Kroon declined to say if the Friday night blaze was politically based or directed at Palin, the failed...


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