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

 

 

New Lead Medics

Star of life

Please join us in congratulating the following members on recently achieving Lead Medic status with the department.

Blayde Briske

Ruth Church

Bethany Flynn

Linsey Murphy

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Ethan Reyes

Request for Quotation

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.

Recent Apparatus Check Offs

Firefighters Allan Heineken, Ethan Reyes and Connor Dayton recently were authorized to operate all of SVFD’s Tenders.

Firefighter Collin Hagerty recently was authorized to operate Engine 65

Firefighter Zachary Hughes was authorized to operated Engine 64.

We want to congratulate our Firefighters on their accomplishments and keep up the hard work, it is appreciated.

Station 62 gets a new kitchen

Station 62 is the main duty station so we have a large amount of live-ins and on duty crew so the kitchen can get pretty busy during meal times; thanks to a State Legislative grant we were able to remodel the kitchen. The old space was cramped, lacked storage space, didn’t have enough cooking areas (stoves, microwaves)and didn’t have enough room for everyone to eat together. We were able to take down a wall to add floor space and we removed a window so more cabinets could be added. New flooring, cabinets and counter tops were installed, the new space is spacious, sanitary and allows the crews to eat together. We are so grateful that we were able to receive this grant and make the much needed improvements. IMG_3242

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Left to Right: Delmari Tyndale, Ian Morey, Connor Dayton, Captain Chet Hand, Collin Hagerty, Ethan Reyes, Noah Hamm & Cody Carlson

Left to Right: Delmari Tyndale, Ian Morey, Connor Dayton, Captain Chet Hand, Collin Hagerty, Ethan Reyes, Noah Hamm & Cody Carlson

 

Today members of the Steese Volunteer Fire Department participated in the 14th Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony hosted by the Farthest North Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society Chapter, in conjunction with the City of Fairbanks Fire Department and the University Fire Department Student Firefighters Association.  In memory of the 343 Firefighters who gave their lives during the attacks on the World Trade Center towers fourteen years ago, the names of the fallen were read off during a solemn ceremony honoring their sacrifice and dedication to saving the American citizens caught up in the events of that horrific day.

Today we remember all of the fallen men and women of the fire service, and the families of those who have perished in the line of duty.  We honor the commitment and dedication of the volunteer and career firefighters all over the country, and specifically those in the Interior of Alaska who dedicate tens of thousands of hours a year to keeping the public safe.  We thank their families for their faithful support of our members and we thank the public who support our volunteers and staff in their efforts to protect our service area.  May we never forget the sacrifice that many are called to give, and may we never forget the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001.  RFB ~ Captain Hand

Live Fire Training

We recently conducted a field aspect of training by conducting a live fire training. Live fire training teaches and refreshes our volunteer Firefighters on how to safely and effectively fight fires in a controlled setting under supervision. Live fire training drills teach our volunteers how to think clearly and act calmly during an emergency situation.

 

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Station 62 Training Room Remodel

Thanks to the Chena Hot Springs Revenue Sharing Grant we were able to add much needed sleeping quarters to Station 62’s training room. This allows for more personnel to pull shift responding to fire and EMS calls and we still have room for training.

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