Archive | April, 2015

Before fire season, there is training season

April 7, 2015 11:45 a.m. The majority of Firefighters in the BLM Alaska Fire Service are either career seasonal or temporary workers. After fire season, they pack up and leave for different parts of the world: a word about those travels in a later blog post. They return each year fresh from their time off […]

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Smokejumper training begins April 6

April 6, 2015 4:48 p.m. Smokejumpers from the BLM Alaska Fire Service will conduct training jumps starting April 6, 2015 and continue most afternoons during the month of April and through May 23 in preparation for the upcoming fire season. The Smokejumpers will be parachuting in three primary areas: • Over Birch Hill • Chena Lakes […]

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What’s the Alaska Fire Service?

April 1, 2015 You work for the Alaska Fire Service? What is that? Are you part of the state? My fourth fire season is approaching and I still get questions like the ones above. Here’s the thing. Not only from newcomers to the state do I get these questions, but also from Alaskans who have […]

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