After the roof at the Ester Volunteer Fire Department collapsed in early April, they have finally been able to free one of the pinned fire engines. According to Fire Chief Jeff Connor the engine was removed on Friday after they were able to jack the roof up enough to drive it out.
With the snow finally melting, wildland firefighters are training for the upcoming fire season. Members of the Bureau of Land Management Fire Service Alaska Smoke Jumpers are conducting jump training this month.
Heavy snow load caused the roof of Ester Volunteer Fire Department to collapse early Sunday Morning. According to Chief Jeff Conner, the four people in building at the time. All made it out safely and without injury.
With temperatures forecasted to dip down to 30 below and colder, having a winterized car is essential. Cars that aren’t plugged in often won’t start because of the cold. However, these winterizations can also cause car fires according to Fairbanks Firefighter Tony Naber.
The University Fire Department responded to a fire this morning at a home off of Farmers Loop Road. According to UFD fire marshal Kyle Green, when they arrived at the location, they found the attic on fire.
According to the Alaska State Troopers, Allen Solomon, 31, of Fairbanks was killed in a vehicle collision on the Seward Highway. According to the post from Troopers, Solomon was traveling north on the highway at a high rate of speed when he struck a Department of Transportation grader that was working to plow the road.
Firefighters have a hard and often dangerous job. Training helps ensure they are able to be safe and effective while doing their job. In the winter however, this can be hard because of the cold temperatures and slick roads. To combat this and help train in the Winter, the Eielson Fire Department purchased a simulator to help firefighters practice driving a truck and pumping water.
A fire off McGrath Road claimed the life of one man early Tuesday morning. According to the Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety, the fire was reported around 2:00 a.m. and the Steese Volunteer Fire Department responded.
As 2020 comes to an end, many people are breathing in a sigh of relief and ready to welcome 2021. Every year around the world people ring in the new year with parties, food and often fireworks, from big displays put on by cities to small home shows, many people enjoy the loud, bright and colorful explosions as they welcome everything their next year has to offer.
A Fairbanks man died at Chena Hot Springs Resort on Saturday evening. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, Troopers received a call Saturday around 7:19 in the evening saying that there was CPR in progress at Chena Hot Springs Resort.
Mark L. James, 47 of Arctic Village, was last seen on his ATV sometime during the evening hours of September 12, 2020. Local searchers located James' body in a lake near Arctic Village. On September 15, 2020 AST returned to Arctic Village and recovered the body.
Frank Minano Jr of Nenana was reported missing to the Alaska State Troopers on August 17th, 2020. Search efforts began in the evening on the 17th with K9 units, aircraft, as well as searchers on the ground. His last known location is on or near Standard Creek Road off of the Old Nenana Highway on August 17th, 2020.
Volunteer firefighters from Salcha Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a wildfire at milepost 311 of the Richardson Highway on Tuesday afternoon. Around 17 volunteers and four engines were able to get a perimeter around the fire and stop it from spreading toward nearby structures.
The city of North Pole, Alaska has candy canes, Santas and around 2,000 people. The North Pole Fire Department is tasked with providing fire protection to the four square mile area and it’s homes and business.
The community of Salcha is around 30 miles outside of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. The roughly 1,000 residents like to keep to themselves and do things differently. According to Fire Chief Tim Biggane, the Salcha Fire and Rescue is no different.