Farewell Engineer Hansson

Annika Hansson worked her last shift as a scholarship member with us yesterday. She has taken a position with University Fire Department to finish out her degree. We wish her the best and thank her for all her hard work over the last couple of years.


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.


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.


Farewell Engineer Heineken

Max's Last Day

March 22nd was Engineer/EMT2 Max Heineken’s last shift as a scholarship firefighter with our department. Max has done an oustanding job exceeding our expecations by rapidly progressing to an Engineer’s position.  Max has accepted a position with the Fairbanks Fire Dept. and will soon be moving on to the next chapter in his fire service career. We wish him all the best at FFD.