We are shaving our heads to raise money for childhood cancer research! Did you know that kids’ cancers are different from adult cancers? It’s true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So we decided to do something about it by raising money for cures.
Now we need your help! Will you make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers. Click the link below to donate today.
With our recent snow storms, cold weather and ice fog, now is a good time to make sure you have your winter emergency gear in your vehicle. Below is a checklist to make sure you have the essentials you need for travel emergencies.
ALASKAN EMERGENCY CAR KIT
Kitty Litter (non-clumping) or Sand (for traction assistance)
Fuel line de-icer
Flashlight with extra batteries
First aid kit with pocket knife
Sleeping bag for each traveler
Food items: ex. fruits/nuts
Package of wipes
Hand warming packets
Extra socks and mittens,hats
Halloween can be the most exciting time of the year for kids but also presents danger. The Steese Volunteer Fire Department wants this year’s trick-or-treating for your little goblins to be a safe one. Follow these safety tips for a happy and fire-safe Halloween:
The Steese Volunteer Fire Department is also offering its annual safe alternative for parents this Halloween. Both of our fire stations located at 585 Steele Creek Road & 800 William C. Leary Lane will be stocked with candy to hand out to kids who visit in their costumes, Halloween night. Unless an emergency run calls them away, doors will be open and firefighters will be handing out candy to kids from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Parents, please do not park on the drive in front of the emergency equipment.
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
The 2016 wild land fire season is upon us! Remember to visit the Alaska Division of Forestry website and fill out the online form to obtain a burn permit.
Once you have your new burn permit, remember to call the number listed on the permit and listen to the Burn Advisory recording BEFORE you burn anything. It is your responsibility to make sure burning is allowed in your area prior to burning.