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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.
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.
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
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.
Engineer/EMT Collin Hagerty & Chief Flynn
Engineer/MICP Ian Longridge was promoted to Captain.
Captain Andrew Rossow was promoted to Battalion Chief.
Captain Frank Bracken was promoted to Assistant Chief
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.
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 – Allen Williams
Driver of the year – Zachary Hughes
Medic of the year – Linsey Murphy
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.
Fellow Firefighter – Zachary Hughes
Fellow Medic – David Townsend, II
The statistical award program recognizes volunteer and live-in members training and volunteer hours.
Most Volunteer Training Hours with 122.5 hours – Lisa Peterson
Most Volunteer Live-In Training with 264.5 Hours— Allan Heineken
Most Volunteer Live-In Hours with 4592.5 hours – Collin Hagerty
Most Volunteer Hours (non live-in) with 2173.5 hours – Sarah Czech