Archive | March, 2019

State Forestry burn permits required starting April 1

With drier spring and summer weather fast approaching, the Alaska Division of Forestry reminds residents they must get a permit before burning debris in the open or in burn barrels, starting April 1 in areas under state wildland fire protection. Debris burning and the use of burn barrels are the leading cause of wildland fires […]

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Photo of a firefighter using a drip torch to light grass on fire to burn off dead grass on military lands in the Donnelly Training Area in April 2016.

BLM AFS, USARAK to conduct prescribed burn near Delta Junction

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), will implement prescribed fires in the Donnelly Training Area (DTA) east of the Delta River three to 15 miles south of Delta Junction and west of the Delta River about 15 miles southwest of Delta Junction. Prescribed […]

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State Forestry releases schedule of statewide firefighter training classes

The Alaska Division of Forestry will be holding wildland firefighting training classes at different locations around the state in April and May. The classes are for veteran firefighters who already have a Red Card, as well as rookie firefighters looking to begin a career in wildland firefighting. Classes are scheduled at Area Forestry offices in […]

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2019 EFF training set for BLM AFS Galena and Tanana zones

The schedule for federal emergency firefighter (EFF) training for the 2019 fire season has been set for the Galena and Tanana Fire Management Zones. Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) will facilitate RT-130 Fireline Refresher Training and the Work Capacity Test (pack test) in 24 villages in rural Alaska starting with Grayling on March 25. Villages in […]

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Fire & Ice: BLM AFS, USARAK kick off 2019 prescribed fire season

Conducting a prescribed burn operation doesn’t typically involve the use of ice bridges and snowmachines. Unless it’s in Alaska. BLM Alaska Fire Service and U.S. Army Alaska kicked off their 2019 prescribed fire season on Feb. 18 by burning woody debris piles in the remote Donnelly Training Area south and west of Delta Junction. The […]

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