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  • New Steese Fire Chief Passionate About Job

    The Daily News-Miner
    Posted: January 7th, 2003

    About 25 years ago, Nicholas Rich got his first taste of fighting fires. He was a seasonal wildland firefighter in Nevada and was a member of an engine crew that was called to protect an area threatened by the Pleasant Valley Fire that was raging between Reno and Carson City. He was only 17 years old at the time.

  • Fire Destroys St. Michael Post Office

    The Associated Press
    Posted: December 16th, 2002

    NOME(December 14, 5:15 p.m. AST) - A major fire in the village of St. Michael destroyed the post office and the Alaska Commercial Co. store Saturday morning

  • Ruling Rejects Bush's Forest Plans

    Associated Press
    Posted: December 13th, 2002

    Bush administration plans for managing national forests were dealt a setback by a federal court ruling that revives a logging and road-building ban, could halt some road building in Idaho and threaten timber sales in Alaska.

  • Anchorage, AK Firefighters Show Young People How to Stay Safe

    KTUU News- Anchorage, AK
    Posted: December 10th, 2002

    Every day, Alaskans risk their lives to save the lives of others. But Saturday, the Anchorage Fire Department focused on teaching youth to be heroes by preventing life-threatening accidents before they happen.

  • Firefighter Among Pair Stuck Atop Snowmobile in Lagoon Overflow

    Anchorage Daily News
    Posted: December 10th, 2002

    For three hours, cousins Joseph Simon and Stephanie Buffas, both of White Mountain, waited for rescue in the darkness while sitting and standing on a submerged Polaris 600 about a mile from shore.

  • AK Fire Officials, Publisher Team up on Safety

    Anchorage Daily News, AK
    Posted: December 10th, 2002

    Many of us know that house fires and other potentially fatal accidents can be prevented by exercising simple safety measures such as fastening seat belts, wearing helmets and not placing a Christmas tree too close to heat sources.