Bon Voyage

Engineer Evan Kressly and Engineer Blayde Briske graduated from UAF in May. Unfortunately this meant they had completed the Steese Scholarship program and were off to start their careers. The Department will miss their presence, leadership and hard work. Good luck guys!

Goodbye Engineer Morey

Morey's Last ShiftIt is with great pride and a little sadness that we announce that Engineer Ian Morey has been offered, and accepted, a Firefighter position with Atlanta Fire Rescue.  Ian’s last shift with us was on October 6th and he will report to the Atlanta Fire Academy on Thursday October 20. Ian is a great employee and we know he is   going to have a great career, you will be missed.

Farewell Engineer Cooper

Cooper.Goodbye

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.

Good Luck Firefighter Tyndale

Tyndale.Goodbye

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.

Deputy Chief Holzmueller Retires

Wishing you the best Mike!

Back Row (L-R)Battalion Chief Doug Fournier, Assistant Chief Wilma Vinton, Assistant Chief Frank Bracken, Deputy Chief Scott Learned, Battalion Chief Andrew Rossow Front Row; Fire Chief Mitch Flynn, Deputy Chief Michael Holzmueller

Back Row (L-R)Battalion Chief Doug Fournier, Assistant Chief Wilma Vinton, Assistant Chief Frank Bracken, Deputy Chief Scott Learned, Battalion Chief Andrew Rossow
Front Row; Fire Chief Mitch Flynn, Deputy Chief Michael Holzmueller

Deputy Chief Holzmueller’s last shift was Thursday, May 5, 2016. After 41 years in the fire service and 10 years at Steese he has decided to retire.  Mike has an outstanding work ethic that he has displayed during his long & distinguished career. Our organization and all members have greatly benefited in his administrative management of policies and procedures.  He has help set the foundation and future of this department, he is going to be greatly missed.

 

Fire Chief Mitch Flynn, Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Battalion Chief Andrew Rossow, Battalion Chief Doug Fournier listen as a letter from Mayor Kassel is read

Fire Chief Mitch Flynn, Deputy Chief Mike Holzmueller, Battalion Chief Andrew Rossow, Battalion Chief Doug Fournier listen as a letter from Mayor Kassel is read

The crew rocking the jumpsuits in honor of Chief Holzmueller

The crew rocking the jumpsuits in honor of Deputy Chief Holzmueller

Farewell Engineer Pierson

 

 

Pierson

We wish Engineer Nick Pierson  the best both professionally and personally as he leaves us after three years of Service. Nick started out as a scholarship student who then was hired on by our Department. While we will miss his professionalism and  hard work we are happy that he was hired on by the Anchorage Fire Department we know you will continue to do well and achieve major milestones.

Captain Hand’s Last Shift

Chet.Award

 

Captain Hand’s last shift was this today. As many of you know, Chet has been an important member of our team and was an instrumental contributor on a number of high profile projects. His strong work ethic, attention to detail, and persistence will be sorely missed.

We want to thank Chet for his invaluable efforts these past seven years and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

 

Farewell Engineer Catindig

Captain Sam Sanders presents Engineer Angel Catindig, Jr. with a plaque for his two years of service.

Captain Sam Sanders presents Engineer Angel Catindig, Jr. with a plaque for his two years of service.

We wish Engineer Angel Catindig, Jr.  the best both professionally and personally as he leaves us after two years of Service. While we will miss the day-to-day interaction with you – you’ve been an indispensable part of our team – we know you will continue to do well and achieve major milestones.

Engineer Catindig's going away cake.

Engineer Catindig’s going away cake.

Good Luck Captain Haefner.

Chief Flynn presents Captain Haefner with his service recognition plaque.

Chief Flynn presents Captain Haefner with his service recognition plaque.

Captain Mike Haefner’s last shift was on Tuesday for Steese. Although we are sad to lose a team member we are excited for him to start a new adventure. Thank you for your years of service and good luck in your future endeavors.

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