Job Announcement – Captain

Notice of Job Opening

Captain – Fulltime/paid

Wage; $15.75 -16.25 per hour + Benefits (including health, dental, vision, life
insurance, retirement)

Opening Date: August 9, 2019

Closing Date: Friday, August 23, 2019.

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm

Job Summary:

This is a non-exempt position reporting directly to the Deputy Chief or designee. The position provides
initial response to fire, ems, rescue, and hazardous materials in the Steese Fire and EMS Service areas,
and establishes Command of the incident until relieved by a superior officer. Performs daily fire
department business, facility & equipment maintenance, and equipment checks. The position requires
attendance at all weekly and assigned training classes and participates as an instructor. The Captain must
become certified to drive all fire department apparatus, be certified to perform Firefighting duties at the
level of Firefighter II and be authorized by the department to function at an EMT III-Advanced level
under the standing orders of the department physician sponsor and Fairbanks North Star Borough. This
is a supervisory position for operational and educational issues and includes management, leadership,
and training responsibilities for all assigned personnel. Captains may also function as Acting Battalion
Chiefs. The position calls for working a rotating 24-hour shift, 48 hours off or 8 hours per day/ 40 hours
per week schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Have a minimum of Five (5) years’ experience as a Firefighter, three (3) of which are at an Officer level or equivalent.
  • Physically fit to perform fire ground duties/task performances to include entry into structure fires. Department physical agility test must be passed annually
  • Current valid Alaska Driver’s License & be insurable under the Department’s policy
  • State of Alaska Fire Apparatus Driver/Pumper/Mobile Water Supply operator (FADO) Certification or the ability to obtain within 1 year of hiring date.
  • State of Alaska or IFSAC Firefighter II
  • Current State of Alaska or IFSAC Fire Instructor I
  • State of Alaska or IFSAC Fire Officer I
  • Current State of Alaska EMT III with Paramedic preferred.
  • Rapid Intervention Technician certificate completed within one year
  • Current HazMat Operations certificate
  • I-100, I-200, I-700, I-800 certificates
  • Must be certified to drive/operate all Steese VFD apparatus and vehicles within three months

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in municipal fire control or related field
  • Associates degree in paramedicine or related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • AHA BLS Instructor
  • State of Alaska EMT Instructor

Submit your resume, certificate copies, driving record, background release, and the employment application by emailing them to info@steesefire.org or apply in person at  Steese VFD, 800 William C. Leary Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99712

Please review the full job description and download the employment application.

Captain 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

 

 

 

Job Announcement – Engineer/Medic

Notice of Job Opening

Engineer/Medic – Fulltime/paid

Salary: Doe with benefits                                               Opening Date: December 14, 2018 Closing Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm

Job Summary:

This is a non-exempt position reporting directly to a Shift Captain. The position provides initial response to fire, EMS, rescue and hazardous materials in the Steese Fire and EMS Service areas. This position serves as an apparatus driver for emergency response when needed as well as Lead Medic at the EMT 3A level.  Performs daily fire department business, facility & equipment maintenance, and equipment checks. May be assigned special areas of responsibility (i.e. PPE & Uniforms, Hose Testing, EMS)  The position requires attendance at all weekly and assigned training classes, instructs during recruit training and participates in training drivers. The Engineer/Medic must achieve developmental benchmarks as outlined in the “Terms of Employment” of this document.  Engineer/Medics will function as Acting Captains as needed. The position calls for working a rotating 24-hour shift, 48 hours off or 8 hours per day/ 40 hours per week schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • 2 years of active experience as a structural firefighter.
  • Physically fit to perform fire ground duties/task performances to include entry into structure fires. Department physical ability test must be passed prior to hiring and on an annual basis.
  • Pass the department’s medical physical prior to hiring and pass on an annual basis.
  • Current valid Alaska Driver’s License with three years of driving experience and maintain insurability under SVFD’s vehicle insurance policy.
  • State of Alaska or IFSAC Firefighter I
  • Current State of Alaska EMT-3 certification.
  • IS-100, IS-700 certification.
  • Certified by current or past fire department to operate a fire apparatus (engine, tender, or quint) for emergency response.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • State of Alaska or IFSAC Firefighter II
  • State of Alaska Fire Apparatus Driver/Pumper/Mobile Water Supply operator
  • State of Alaska MICP
  • Associates degree in municipal fire control or related field
  • Associates degree in paramedicine or related field
  • State of Alaska or IFSAC Fire Instructor I
  • State of Alaska or IFSAC Fire Officer I
  • State of Alaska Rapid Intervention Technician
  • State of Alaska Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Currently authorized by a department to operate as a lead medic at the EMT-3A level
  • NWCG Firefighter Type 2

Submit your resume, certificate copies, driving record, background release, and the employment application by emailing them to info@steesefire.org or apply in person at  Steese VFD, 800 William C. Leary Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99712

Please review the full job description and download the employment application.

Engineer-Medic Full Job Description

Steese Application

 

 

Job Announcement – Assistant Fire Chief

Join our Team. Under the general direction and supervision of the Deputy Fire Chief, the primary duties of the Assistant Fire Chief shall be:
1) Responsible for the efficient management and implementation of department EMS & FIRE training programs for career and volunteer staff members. This position reports directly to the Deputy Fire Chief.
2) Responsible for the oversite of the recruitment and retention program of all member classifications.
3) Duties include administrative, supervisory, staff training, instructing, technical fire and emergency service duties at all levels encompassing emergency response, participate in Battalion Chief Coverage, hands-on fire ground, EMS and rescue activities, and serve as Incident Commander when needed. The Assistant Chief shall serve as an example in teaching, coaching and mentoring of all personnel.
4) Maintain physical fitness to perform arduous emergency scene duties.

The job closes December 7, 2018.

Assistant Fire Chief Full Job Description

Steese Application

 

 

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.