Job Opportunity

Notice of Job Opening

Fulltime/paid – Firefighter/Medic, Engineer/Medic or Shift Captain

Wage: $41,952.00 – $60,931.00 per year (pay depends on position qualified for) + Benefits (including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with 3% match)

Opening Date: March 6, 2020

Closing Date: March, 23, 2020 at 1700

We have a position open with Steese VFD. We are accepting applications for a Firefighter/Medic, Engineer/Medic, or Shift Captain’s 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 note on your application which position you are applying for.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Please see the application for details

Application Packet Requirements:

  1. Completed Application (downloaded from www.steesefire.org)
  2. Resume
  3. Copies of all required certifications
  4. Two letters of reference
  5. Applicant Questionnaire (Captains Only)

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

Multi.Level Application Packet

Steese Application

 

 

 

Steese VFD Hires New Fire Chief

Steese Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) welcomed a new leader to replace retiring Chief Mitch Flynn, who headed the department for the last 16 years. The Steese Board of Directors would like to announce that Scott A Learned has been appointed Fire Chief for the Steese Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Learned has served as SVFD’s Deputy Fire Chief of Operations for the past six years. He has 38 years of experience in the Alaskan emergency services, 33 of which have been in Fairbanks. We held Chief Learned’s pinning ceremony at Station 61 on July 12th. We believe his skills, talents, and knowledge will be invaluable to our department’ continued success and the protection of the residents of our service area. Welcome Chief Learned.

 

 

 

Former Fire Chief Mitch Flynn and Fire Chief Frank Bracken pin collar brass for Chief Learned.

Life Member Jill Swope pins the badge for FIre Chief Learned

SVFD’s Board of Directors President Ray Hollinrake swears in Fire Chief Scott A. Learned.

Former Fire Chief Mitch Flynn says his last farewell and welcomes Scott A. Learned as the new Fire Chief.

 

 

 

 

Chief Flynn Retires

 

Chief T. Mitch Flynn’s final day with the Department was Friday, July 12th. Thank you to all who have sent well wishes and to those who were able to make his retirement celebration on the 11th they truly mean a lot to Chief Flynn. When we get the photos back from the photographer we will share them. Saying farewell to Chief Flynn is not easy but we wish him and his wonderful wife Melody all the best in their next adventure. Thank you both for your mentorship and service to our community it is very much appreciated.

 

2019 Annual Banquet Awards.

Our annual award banquet for 2018 was on Saturday, May 11th. 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

 

Rookie of the year – Kimberly Williams

Driver of the year – Zachary Yoder

Lisa could not be pictured as she is completing her paramedic internship.

Medic of the year – Lisa Peterson

Firefighter of the year – James Johnstone

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

15 Years of Service – Mitch Flynn

 

 

 

15 Years of Service – Andrew Rossow

 


 

5 Years of Service – Ian Longridge

 

 

5 Years of Service – Linsey Longridge

 

5 Years of Service – Samara Steele

 

5 Years of Service – Craig Malloy


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 – Braydon Masneri

 

Fellow Medic – Noah Hamm

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

 

 

Most Volunteer Training Hours with 82.75 hours – Sean Silva (not pictured)

 

 

Most Volunteer Live-In Training with 343 Hours— Jacob Stoddard

 

Most Volunteer Live-In Hours with 6994 hours – Benjamin McDaniel

 

Most Volunteer Hours (non live-in) with 967 hours – Rachel Alford (not pictured)

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

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Application Period Open

The Chena-Goldstream, Steese, and University Fire Departments have developed a joint firefighter recruitment process. The consortium is designed specifically for student firefighters and scholarship firefighters looking to combine real on the job experience with their college education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. One application will apply for one or all departments, depending on your preference. 

Apply today

 

 

 

2018 Annual Banquet Awards.

Our annual award banquet for 2017 was on Saturday, May 12th. We had a great turnout and a great time was had by everyone.

We would also like to thank Fort Wainwright Fire Department for providing coverage during the awards ceremony.

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 – Nhikitoa Soto Del Carpio

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Driver of the year – Levi Weis

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Medic of the year – Noah Hamm

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Firefighter of the year – Zachary Yoder

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

 

15 Years of Service – Sarah Czech

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 – Allen Williams

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Fellow Medic – Noah Hamm

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

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Most Volunteer Training Hours with 69.75 hours – Joseph Byrnes

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Most Volunteer Live-In Training with 247.5 Hours— Max Heineken

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Most Volunteer Live-In Hours with 6556.5 hours – Noah Hamm

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Most Volunteer Hours (nonlive-in) with 1069.75 hours – Samantha Hatfield

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

Congratulations Firefighter Hatfield

We are very happy to announce that one of our volunteers Samanatha Hatfield graduated from the UAF Paramedic Academy today. Her hard work and perseverance have paid off and she will soon leave for her externship. Congratulations Hatfield, you have done a great job and we are proud that you are a member of our Department

 

Good Luck Firefighter Dayton

Deputy Chief Learned presents Firefighter/EMT Connor Dayton with his service plaque.

 

April 25th  was Firefighter/EMT Connor Dayton’s last shift as a volunteer firefighter with our department. Connor started with our Department as a scholarship firefighter and has become a valuable asset.  Connor is moving back to Washington and has accepted a position with a Wildland Firefighting Crew.  We wish him the best of luck in his new position.