We would like to thank Steve Adams for his continued support of our Department. Mr. Adams has been a long supporter of Steese with his advice and mentorship. Recently he donated a new flagpole for Station 61 and recently donated money towards the purchase of new winter jackets for our members. Because of his generosity, we were recently able to finish our project of purchasing new winter jackets for our members. These jackets are warmer and much more visible than our old jackets. Mr. Adams is a shining example of why Fairbanks is called the Golden Heart City.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Engineer/EMT Collin Hagerty & Chief Flynn
Engineer/MICP Ian Longridge was promoted to Captain.
Captain Andrew Rossow was promoted to Battalion Chief.
Captain Frank Bracken was promoted to Assistant Chief
Steese Volunteer Fire Department invites the submission of sealed bids from Authorized Dealers for one (1) Fire Vehicle, SUV (pursuit rated), AWD
Bids for the above will be received no later than February 15, 2016 by 4:00 PM, at 800 William C. Leary Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99712 at which time they will be opened and recorded.
Interested parties may download the Request for Quotation specifications HERE.