Thanks to the Chena Hot Springs Revenue Sharing Grant we were able to add much needed sleeping quarters to Station 62’s training room. This allows for more personnel to pull shift responding to fire and EMS calls and we still have room for training.
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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.
Our annual award banquet was on Saturday, we had a great turnout and a great time was had by everyone. Every year we honor the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of our members through these awards; this year’s recipients are examples of these qualities.
Rookie of the year – Allan Heineken
Driver of the year – Delmari Tyndale
Medic of the year – Ian Longridge
Firefighter of the year – Hunter Gallien
We would like to recognize the following members for their dedicated years of service to the citizens of Steese Fire District.
25 Years of Service- Matthew Plumlee
10 Years of Service – Wilma Vinton
5 Years of Service – Scott Learned
The fellow award program provides an opportunity for department members to recognize each other for outstanding service.
This is a very special award – an award given by a peer to a peer.
Fellow Firefighter – James Johnstone
Fellow Medic – Ian Longridge
Congratulations everyone and we are looking forward to another great year of service.
The 2015 burn permit season is from
April 1st-August 31st
Burn permits are now only available online.
They are no longer available to obtain in person at a local fire station.
Apply for your permit online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn/
for more information call 907-451-2600.
Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller was selected and received the state’s highest Chief Officer Leadership Award, the “Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership Award” at Alaska Fire Chief’s Association’s awards banquet in Kenai, September 26, 2014. Deputy Chief Holzmueller was selected for his dedication to service through his management of 18 scholarship firefighter/medic positions with SVFD and for his management of recruiting new volunteers each year for our staffing. Mike has served with the SVFD for 9 years with professional commitment to excellence.