New JSQ’d Firefighters

Recently we had a new group of Scholarship Firefighters and Volunteer Firefighters who participated in a two-week Jump Seat Qualification (JSQ) Course. This course familiarizes new members with Department procedures and allows them to get the training they need to be entry Firefighter. This year we had a mixed group of Scholarship Firefighters and Volunteer Firefighters. Congratulations to Zyaden Blair, Dylan Heckle, Matthew Hudson, Dagmawi Kebede, Trevor Kroening, Trevor Nay, Greg Novak Christoph Reier, and Zachary Warner.

Firefighter Zayden Blair receiving his badge.

August 2021 JSQ Recruits

Firefighter Matthew Hudson receiving his badge.

Firefighter Zachary Warner receiving his badge.

Firefighter Christoph Reier receiving his badge.

Firefighter Trevor Nay receiving his badge.

Firefighter Dylan Heckle receiving his badge.

Firefighter Trevor Kroening receiving his badge.

Firefighter Dagmawi Kebede receiving his badge.

Firefighter Greg Novak receiving his badge.


Notice of Job Opening

Fulltime/paid – Firefighter/Medic

Wage: $41,952.00 – $47946.00 per year (pay depends on position qualified for) + Benefits (including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with 6% match)

Opening Date: March 12, 2021

Closing Date: Monday, March 22, 2021  at 1700

We have a position open with Steese VFD. We are accepting applications for a Firefighter/Medic position. This position is being announced at multiple levels and may be filled at any level. If selected at the developmental level, an individual may be promoted to the full performance level after meeting the requirements of the position. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Please see the application for details

Application Packet Requirements:

  1. Completed Application (downloaded from
  2. Resume
  3. Copies of all required certifications
  4. Two letters of reference

Submit your application packet by emailing them to or apply in person at  Steese VFD, 800 William C. Leary Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99712

Firefighter/Medic Packet

Steese Application










Santa Run Update

Our apparatus will escort Santa through our area’s neighborhoods to spread a little holiday cheer!
Maps and Routes are posted on this page.
Thursday, December 17th at 6:00 pm starting at McGrath Road and ending at 585 Steele Creek Road
Friday, December 18th at 6:00 pm starting at Skyline Drive and ending at Summit Drive.
Saturday, December 19th at 6:00 pm starting at Bennett and ending at Steele Creek
Routes start at 6pm on all dates.

Santa Run Coming Soon

The Steese Volunteer Fire Department is going to be driving through our neighborhoods to bring some holiday cheer. Please come out to the end of your driveway to wave at Santa, see the fire trucks and get a candy cane. Maps of the routes will be posted soon. Please spread the word, Santa is coming to town!

Door prop donation

We would like to thank Mathew MacCarter and Domenic Monzingo who built a door prop for our department. Both are instructors for the local 375 plumbers and pipe fitters apprenticeship program. All of the materials were donated from C&R pipe out of kindness. This door prop allows us to to train new recruits and senior members on making forcible entry into a structure during a emergency such as a structure fire. Having this prop allows us as firefighters to have mastery in this area and allow for faster operations on the fire ground. Many hours have already been spent on this prop and many lessons have been learned through using it.