Station 62 is the main duty station so we have a large amount of live-ins and on duty crew so the kitchen can get pretty busy during meal times; thanks to a State Legislative grant we were able to remodel the kitchen. The old space was cramped, lacked storage space, didn’t have enough cooking areas (stoves, microwaves)and didn’t have enough room for everyone to eat together. We were able to take down a wall to add floor space and we removed a window so more cabinets could be added. New flooring, cabinets and counter tops were installed, the new space is spacious, sanitary and allows the crews to eat together. We are so grateful that we were able to receive this grant and make the much needed improvements.
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Today members of the Steese Volunteer Fire Department participated in the 14th Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony hosted by the Farthest North Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society Chapter, in conjunction with the City of Fairbanks Fire Department and the University Fire Department Student Firefighters Association. In memory of the 343 Firefighters who gave their lives during the attacks on the World Trade Center towers fourteen years ago, the names of the fallen were read off during a solemn ceremony honoring their sacrifice and dedication to saving the American citizens caught up in the events of that horrific day.
Today we remember all of the fallen men and women of the fire service, and the families of those who have perished in the line of duty. We honor the commitment and dedication of the volunteer and career firefighters all over the country, and specifically those in the Interior of Alaska who dedicate tens of thousands of hours a year to keeping the public safe. We thank their families for their faithful support of our members and we thank the public who support our volunteers and staff in their efforts to protect our service area. May we never forget the sacrifice that many are called to give, and may we never forget the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001. RFB ~ Captain Hand
We wish Engineer Angel Catindig, Jr. the best both professionally and personally as he leaves us after two years of Service. While we will miss the day-to-day interaction with you – you’ve been an indispensable part of our team – we know you will continue to do well and achieve major milestones.
We recently conducted a field aspect of training by conducting a live fire training. Live fire training teaches and refreshes our volunteer Firefighters on how to safely and effectively fight fires in a controlled setting under supervision. Live fire training drills teach our volunteers how to think clearly and act calmly during an emergency situation.
We had five members earn a promotion to Engineer recently.
We would like to congratulate Ian Longridge, James Johnstone, Tucker Cooper, Angel Catindig & Nicholas Pierson on their achievement.