Jump Seat Completions

Congratulations to Kiana Johnson & Kate Hughes, they have finished their Jump Seat Qualifications. Keep up the good work!

Congratulations 2017

achievementsOur members have achieved the following accomplishments recently

Spencer Bourque: Firefighter 2, EMT 1, Ambulance Driver
Joe Byrnes: Recruit Academy, Aider
Cody Carlson: Advanced Firefighter, EMT 2, Rescue 62, Engine 64, Achieved Driver Status
Ruth Church:  FADO- Driver/Pumper, FADO- Mobile Water Supply,  Multi Level EMT Instructor
Noah Hamm:  FADO- Driver/Pumper, FADO-Mobile Water Supply, Advanced Firefighter, EMT 3A, Rescue 62
Samantha Hatfield: EMT 3
Max Heineken: Engine 64, Rescue 62, Firefighter 2, Engine 65, FADO-Driver/Pumper, FADO-Mobile Water Supply
Kate Hughes: Jump Seat Qualifications, Recruit Academy, Aider, EMT 1
Willie Ishizaka: Ambulance Driver, Jump Seat Qualifications
Kiana Johnson: Firefighter 1, Jump Seat Qualifications, Recruit Academy
James Johnstone: FADO-Driver/Pumper, FADO-Mobile Water Supply, Fire Officer I
Alex Kindred, III: Ambulance Driver
Melinda McAfee: Firefighter I
Benjamin McDaniel:  Commands and Squad Driver, EMT 1
Lisa Peterson: Firefighter 2
Ethan Reyes: Rescue 62, Advanced Firefighter
Josh Teetsel: Haz-Mat Tech, EMT 1
David Townsend, II: FADO-Driver/Pumper, FADO-Mobile Water Supply, Fire Officer I, Engine 64, Engine 65, Tender Driver
Levi Weis: FADO-Driver/Pumper, FADO-Mobile Water Supply
Allen Williams: Advanced Firefighter, FADO-Driver/Pumper, FADO-Mobile Water Supply, Rescue 62
Zach Yoder: FADO- Driver/Pumper, FADO- Mobile Water Supply

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.

2017 Annual Banquet Awards.

Our annual award banquet for 2016 was on Saturday, May 13th. We had a great turnout and a great time was had by everyone.

Every year we honor the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of our members through these awards; this year’s recipients are examples of these qualities.

Annual Awards


Rookie of the year – Kain McAfee


Driver of the year – Noah Hamm


Medic of the year – Samanatha Hatfield


Firefighter of the year – Allen Williams

We would like to recognize the following members for their dedicated years of service to the citizens of Steese Fire District.

5 Years of Service – Doug Fournier and Samuel Sanders


10 Years of Service on the Board of Directors – Craig Loudon

The fellow award program provides an opportunity for department members to recognize each other for outstanding service. This is a very special award – an award given by a peer to a peer.


Fellow Firefighter – Allen Williams


Fellow Medic – Ruth Church

The statistical award program recognizes volunteer and live-in members training and volunteer hours. 


Most Volunteer Training Hours with 79 hours – Zachary Yoder


Most Volunteer Live-In Training with 261.5 Hours— Allen Williams

SteeseFireDept-4780Most Volunteer Live-In Hours with 6554.5 hours – Noah Hamm


Most Volunteer Hours (nonlive-in) with 1747.5 hours – Sarah Czech

Congratulations everyone and we are looking forward to another great year of service.

Bon Voyage

Engineer Evan Kressly and Engineer Blayde Briske graduated from UAF in May. Unfortunately this meant they had completed the Steese Scholarship program and were off to start their careers. The Department will miss their presence, leadership and hard work. Good luck guys!

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

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.