Congratulations to Captain Ruth Church for receiving Company Officer of the Year and Deputy Fire Chief Daniel for receiving Chief Officer of the Year from the Interior Fire Chiefs Association. We are so proud to have them as part of our team. Great work!

Firefighter/Medic 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 9% match)

Opening Date: April 28, 2022

Closing Date: Until filled, initial application review 05/16/2022.

Position Open: 1 (one) Expected start date July 5, 2022

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.


● Must be at least 19 years of age
● Two (2) years of active experience as a structural firefighter.
● Physically fit to perform fireground duties/task performances to include entry into structure
fires. The 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 (3) years of driving experience and insurable
under SVFD’s vehicle insurance policy.
● State of Alaska or IFSAC Firefighter 1
● Current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification
● Current State of Alaska EMT – 2 certification.
● IS-100, IS-700 certificates
● Certified by a fire department to operate a fire apparatus (attack engine or tender) for emergency
● Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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 online or apply in person at  Steese VFD, 800 William C. Leary Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99712.

If you have any questions, please email

FF-Medic Application Packet

Steese Application

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Annual Open House

Save the date! July 9th will be our annual open house.


Meet your local firefighters.

Get a burn permit,

Tour the fire station.

Meet Sparky the Fire Dog and much more.

More details will be posted soon. We can’t wait to see you.


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 Zayden 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.