July Member Achievements

 

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Please join us in congratulating our members.

The following members have achieved the following accomplishments during the month of July:

 

Engine 64: Connor Dayton, Allen Williams, Levi Weis

Engine 65: Allen Williams, Austin Heineken

EMT/Aider: Alex Kindred

EMT 3-A: Zachary Hughes

Along with FF Dayton and FF Williams check offs this month they have obtained the status of “Driver” with Steese Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Congratulations to Alan Heineken!! He started his new job as a firefighter with The City of Fairbanks Fire Department.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped with their training, testing and check-offs.

 

Farewell Engineer Cooper

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Engineer/EMT-2A Tucker Cooper pulled his last shift with us on July 11th. Mr. Cooper has been a scholarship firefighter with our department for four years. His hard work and wry sense of humor will be missed. He has accepted a summer position with Capital City Fire Rescue in Juneau. Good luck Coop, we know you are going to have a great career.

Welcome New Members

We are happy to welcome four new Live in Scholarship Firefighters to our Department. Alex Kindred is here from Thorne Bay, AK, Kain McAfee from Bellevue, WA, Spencer Bourque from Olympia, WA, and Lisa Peterson has moved from the volunteer ranks to the scholarship program.

All of these folks will be attending the CTC Summer Fire Academy & will be ready to respond in August

Recent Promotions

At our recent banquet the following members were promoted please join us in congratulating them on their accomplishments.

We had five member earn their promotion from Firefighter to Engineer; Ruth Church, Collin Hagerty, Zachary Hughes, Evan Kressly & Ian Morey.

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Engineer/MICP Ruth Church & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Collin Hagerty & Chief Flynn

Engineer/EMT Collin Hagerty & Chief Flynn

Engineer/EMT Zachary Hughes & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Zachary Hughes & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineer/EMT Evan Kressly & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Evan Kressly & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Ian Morey & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Ian Morey & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

 

Engineer/MICP Ian Longridge was promoted  to Captain.

Captain Ian Longridge & Chief Mitch Flynn

Captain Ian Longridge & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

 

Captain Andrew Rossow was promoted to Battalion Chief.

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Valerie Rossow pinning Battalion Chief Rossow’s new badge

Battalion Andrew Rossow, Valerie Rossow & Chief Mitch Flynn

Battalion Andrew Rossow, Valerie Rossow & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

Captain Frank Bracken was promoted  to Assistant Chief

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Karen Bracken pinning Assistant Chief Bracken’s new badge

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Assistant Chief Frank Bracken, Karen Bracken & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

 

Good Luck Firefighter Tyndale

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After four years of service we are sorry to say that Delmari Tyndale has left our Department. Delmari was a Firefighter/EMT-3A with our department. He also was a peer mentor and role model for our new members and his leadership skills will be greatly missed. We wish him luck on meeting his goals back home in Washington.

Annual Banquet Awards.

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.

Annual Awards

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Rookie of the year – Allen Williams

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Driver of the year – Zachary Hughes

2015.Murphy.Medic

Medic of the year – Linsey Murphy

2015.Townsend.Firefighter

Firefighter of the year – David Townsend, II

We would like to recognize the following members for their dedicated years of service to the citizens of Steese Fire District.

10 Years of Service – Michael Holzmueller

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.

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Fellow Firefighter – Zachary Hughes

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Fellow Medic – David Townsend, II

The statistical award program recognizes volunteer and live-in members training and volunteer hours. 

2015.Peterson.Vol.Hours

Most Volunteer Training Hours with 122.5 hours – Lisa Peterson

2015.Heineken.Live-in.hours

Most Volunteer Live-In Training with 264.5 Hours— Allan Heineken

2015.Hagerty.Live-In Training

Most Volunteer Live-In Hours with 4592.5 hours – Collin Hagerty

2015.Czech.Vol.Training

Most Volunteer Hours (non live-in) with 2173.5 hours – Sarah Czech

Congratulations everyone and we are looking forward to another great year of service.

Deputy Chief Holzmueller Retires

Wishing you the best Mike!

Back Row (L-R)Battalion Chief Doug Fournier, Assistant Chief Wilma Vinton, Assistant Chief Frank Bracken, Deputy Chief Scott Learned, Battalion Chief Andrew Rossow Front Row; Fire Chief Mitch Flynn, Deputy Chief Michael Holzmueller

Back Row (L-R)Battalion Chief Doug Fournier, Assistant Chief Wilma Vinton, Assistant Chief Frank Bracken, Deputy Chief Scott Learned, Battalion Chief Andrew Rossow
Front Row; Fire Chief Mitch Flynn, Deputy Chief Michael Holzmueller

Deputy Chief Holzmueller’s last shift was Thursday, May 5, 2016. After 41 years in the fire service and 10 years at Steese he has decided to retire.  Mike has an outstanding work ethic that he has displayed during his long & distinguished career. Our organization and all members have greatly benefited in his administrative management of policies and procedures.  He has help set the foundation and future of this department, he is going to be greatly missed.

 

Fire Chief Mitch Flynn, Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Battalion Chief Andrew Rossow, Battalion Chief Doug Fournier listen as a letter from Mayor Kassel is read

Fire Chief Mitch Flynn, Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Battalion Chief Andrew Rossow, Battalion Chief Doug Fournier listen as a letter from Mayor Kassel is read

The crew rocking the jumpsuits in honor of Chief Holzmueller

The crew rocking the jumpsuits in honor of Deputy Chief Holzmueller