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.


Santa Run Update

Our apparatus will escort Santa through our area’s neighborhoods to spread a little holiday cheer!
Maps and Routes are posted on this page.
Thursday, December 17th at 6:00 pm starting at McGrath Road and ending at 585 Steele Creek Road
Friday, December 18th at 6:00 pm starting at Skyline Drive and ending at Summit Drive.
Saturday, December 19th at 6:00 pm starting at Bennett and ending at Steele Creek
Routes start at 6pm on all dates.

SVFD Gets New Prevention Materials

SVFD put in for and received a FM Global Fire Prevention Grant this summer. We received $2000 to purchase fire prevention and education materials. We plan on expanding our fire prevention program so stay tuned! Many thanks to FM Global for making this possible.



Burn Ban

The State of Alaska has issued a State Wide Burn Suspension until further notice Burn Advisory Status is available on the state website: and the Burn Status Advisory number @ 451-2631, these are updated at 9am every morning but available 24 hours a day.



St. Baldricks


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.

Check your winter emergency gear

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.



Flares/warning lights
Small shovel
Booster/Jumper cables
Tire Chains
Kitty Litter (non-clumping) or Sand (for traction assistance)
Fuel line de-icer
Duct tape
Flashlight with extra batteries
Tow Rope


First aid kit with pocket knife
Bottled water
Sleeping bag for each traveler
Food items: ex. fruits/nuts
Package of wipes
Toilet paper
Hand warming packets
Space blankets
Extra socks and mittens,hats

Check your Smoke Alarms, when you change the Clocks!

November 6th is daylight savings remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms & CO monitors.
Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements and each additional level of your home.
Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling 4” from the wall; wall mounts should be 4-12” from the ceiling. Do not install near draft areas (windows,
vents.). Call your local fire department if you are unsure about placement.
A good time to remember to check your smoke alarm and change the batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year as daylight savings time begins and ends.
Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside.
Once you’re out,
Stay out!
Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life



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:


  • Choose the right costume. Try to stay away from long or flowing fabric.


  • Provide flashlights to children or have children carry glow sticks as part of their costumes.
  • Make sure if a child is wearing a mask that the eye holes are large enough so he or she can see out of them.


  • Avoid flammable decorations including dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper that are highly flammable.
  • Keep decorations away from open flames and other heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.


  • Refrain from having an open flame.
  • Use battery-operated candles or glow-sticks in your jack-o-lanterns.


  • Remember to keep all decorations away from doors so that they are not blocking any exits or escape routes.

Smoke Alarms

  • Make sure all of your smoke alarms are working and up to date.

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.