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Douglas to 'push in' new fire truck Monday apparatus gets to its 20th year, we pull money from our savings and purchase a newer engine," CCFR spokesman Tom Matthews said.Some specs: The new engine can pump a minimum of 1,500 gallons per minute, holds 700 gallons of water and weighs...
'Neighborhood kids' suspected of starting grass fire

...privately-owned land near Mile 19 of Glacier Highway last week, according to Capital City Fire/Rescue.CCFR spokesman Tom Matthews said the department has not identified a suspect, and the case is still under investigation by the fire marshal...
Thursday grass fire prompts fire danger reminder

...discovered a fire had grown from slash piles and spread onto the adjoining hillside, said CCFR Public Information Officer Tom Matthews.Matthews said six firefighters doused the grass fire with 1,000 gallons of water, but it had spread about half...
Juneau woman helps raise money for CCFR camera

...thanks to a Juneau woman who helped organize a fundraiser, firefighters said.Capital City Fire/Rescue spokesman Tom Matthews said Tee Harbor resident Judy Neary organized a drive to raise 40 percent of the $4,964 piece of equipment, which...
RV home fire on Glacier Highway a 'total loss'

...morning fire razed a pickup truck, camper and RV at 13780 Glacier Highway, Capital City Fire and Rescue spokesman Tom Matthews said.At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, fire fighters responded to a call, finding a pickup truck with an attached camper...
Local pastor chosen as CCFR's first PIO

Tom Matthews, the pastor of Douglas Island Bible Church, is used to speaking before a crowd every Sunday.Now, the 55-year-old will...
Fire crews douse arctic entry fire

...entryway of a home in Switzer Village early Sunday morning, according to Capital City Fire and Rescue.CCFR spokesman Tom Matthews said multiple engines responded to the 12:45 a.m. call at the mobile park, located in the 6500 block of Glacier...
Nazarene church pastor newest chaplain to volunteer

...Juneau Church of the Nazarene, is the newest volunteer chaplain for the local police and fire departments. He replaced Tom Matthews, who has volunteered for the past five years alongside another longtime chaplain.Matthews stepped down a little bit...
Keep U.S. laws free of religious control

This is a response to a My Turn by the Rev. Tom Matthews on April 19. Sound off on the important issues at I would like to thank you for writing a letter. It is good to be reminded that...
My Turn: Christianity is not hate-filled

...Christianity down the throat of someone who does not want to hear it. Each person has the right to make their own choice. As I recognize that right, I am expressing tolerance. Tom Matthews is the pastor at Douglas Island Bible Church.


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