Founding Member Visits Steese

 

Founding member Walt Weese with his son Dan and daughter in-law Heather in front of Station 61.

We received a visit from one of our founding Steese VFD members, Walt Weese today. He was accompanied by his son Dan and daughter-in-law Heather. We had a great time reminiscing and showing them the changes to the Department and service area.

Burn Permits

It is that time of year again, burn permits are needed from April 1st until August 31st. You can apply and print out your burn permit at forestry.alaska.gov/burn Even if you have a burn permit please check to see if there are any restrictions, suspensions or closures.

Also be sure to check the FNSB Air Quality page to see if there are any burn bans on due to air quality. FNSB Air Quality

September Achievements

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The following members have achieved the following accomplishments during the month of August:
Spencer Bourque: Command & Squad Driver
Max Heineken: Command & Squad Driver
Willie Ishizaka: Command & Squad Driver
Alex Kindred: Command & Squad Driver
Lisa Peterson: Command & Squad Driver
Kain McAfee: Command & Squad Driver
Frank Bracken: State of Alaska Live Fire Training Instructor
Ruth Church: State of Alaska Live Fire Training Instructor
Please join us in congratulating our folks.
We would like to thank everyone that has helped with training, testing and getting folks checked off.  Especially with School starting.  Your time, pride and dedication to helping Steese Volunteer Fire Department and our members be successful is invaluable and very much appreciated!

August Achievements

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The following members have achieved the following accomplishments during the month of August:
Spencer Bourque: Firefighter 1  Academy & SVFD Jump Seat Qualification
Alex Kindred:        Firefighter 1 Academy & SVFD Jump Seat Qualification, EMS Aider
Lisa Peterson:       Firefighter 1 Academy & SVFD  Jump Seat Qualification
Max Heineken:     Firefighter 1 Academy & SVFD  Jump Seat Qualification
Zachary Yoder:     Firefighter 1 Academy &SVFD   Jump Seat Qualification
Kain McAfee:        Firefighter 1 Academy & SVFD  Jump Seat Qualification
Sam Hatfield:        SVFD Jump Seat Qualification, Medic Driver
Joshua Teetsel: Alaska Firefighther 1 Certification
Connor Dayton: Engine 64, Driver Status
Allen Williams: Engine 64 & 65, Driver Status
Noah Hamm: Engine 65, Driver Status and EMT II
Cody Carlson: Engine 65
Austin Heineken: Engine 65, Driver Status
Madison Wilson: Medic Driver
Please join us in congratulating our folks.
Thank you to everyone who helped with their training, testing and check-offs.

July Member Achievements

 

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Please join us in congratulating our members.

The following members have achieved the following accomplishments during the month of July:

 

Engine 64: Connor Dayton, Allen Williams, Levi Weis

Engine 65: Allen Williams, Austin Heineken

EMT/Aider: Alex Kindred

EMT 3-A: Zachary Hughes

Along with FF Dayton and FF Williams check offs this month they have obtained the status of “Driver” with Steese Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Congratulations to Alan Heineken!! He started his new job as a firefighter with The City of Fairbanks Fire Department.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped with their training, testing and check-offs.

 

Welcome New Members

We are happy to welcome four new Live in Scholarship Firefighters to our Department. Alex Kindred is here from Thorne Bay, AK, Kain McAfee from Bellevue, WA, Spencer Bourque from Olympia, WA, and Lisa Peterson has moved from the volunteer ranks to the scholarship program.

All of these folks will be attending the CTC Summer Fire Academy & will be ready to respond in August

Recent Promotions

At our recent banquet the following members were promoted please join us in congratulating them on their accomplishments.

We had five member earn their promotion from Firefighter to Engineer; Ruth Church, Collin Hagerty, Zachary Hughes, Evan Kressly & Ian Morey.

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Engineer/MICP Ruth Church & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Collin Hagerty & Chief Flynn

Engineer/EMT Collin Hagerty & Chief Flynn

Engineer/EMT Zachary Hughes & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Zachary Hughes & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineer/EMT Evan Kressly & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Evan Kressly & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Ian Morey & Chief Mitch Flynn

Engineer/EMT Ian Morey & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

 

Engineer/MICP Ian Longridge was promoted  to Captain.

Captain Ian Longridge & Chief Mitch Flynn

Captain Ian Longridge & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

 

Captain Andrew Rossow was promoted to Battalion Chief.

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Valerie Rossow pinning Battalion Chief Rossow’s new badge

Battalion Andrew Rossow, Valerie Rossow & Chief Mitch Flynn

Battalion Andrew Rossow, Valerie Rossow & Chief Mitch Flynn

 

Captain Frank Bracken was promoted  to Assistant Chief

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Karen Bracken pinning Assistant Chief Bracken’s new badge

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Assistant Chief Frank Bracken, Karen Bracken & Chief Mitch Flynn