We would like to thank Steve Adams for his continued support of our Department. Mr. Adams has been a long supporter of Steese with his advice and mentorship. Recently he donated a new flagpole for Station 61 and recently donated money towards the purchase of new winter jackets for our members. Because of his generosity, we were recently able to finish our project of purchasing new winter jackets for our members. These jackets are warmer and much more visible than our old jackets. Mr. Adams is a shining example of why Fairbanks is called the Golden Heart City.
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We received a visit from one of our founding Steese VFD members, Walt Weese today. He was accompanied by his son Dan and daughter-in-law Heather. We had a great time reminiscing and showing them the changes to the Department and service area.
Our annual award banquet for 2016 was on Saturday, May 13th. 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 – Kain McAfee
Driver of the year – Noah Hamm
Medic of the year – Samanatha Hatfield
Firefighter of the year – Allen Williams
We would like to recognize the following members for their dedicated years of service to the citizens of Steese Fire District.
5 Years of Service – Doug Fournier and Samuel Sanders
10 Years of Service on the Board of Directors – Craig Loudon
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 – Allen Williams
Fellow Medic – Ruth Church
The statistical award program recognizes volunteer and live-in members training and volunteer hours.
Most Volunteer Training Hours with 79 hours – Zachary Yoder
Most Volunteer Live-In Training with 261.5 Hours— Allen Williams
Most Volunteer Live-In Hours with 6554.5 hours – Noah Hamm
Most Volunteer Hours (nonlive-in) with 1747.5 hours – Sarah Czech
Congratulations everyone and we are looking forward to another great year of service.
It is that time of year again, burn permits are needed from April 1st until August 31st. You can apply and print out your burn permit at forestry.alaska.gov/burn Even if you have a burn permit please check to see if there are any restrictions, suspensions or closures.
Also be sure to check the FNSB Air Quality page to see if there are any burn bans on due to air quality. FNSB Air Quality