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Graphic of wildland firefighter lighting a field of grass on fire for prescribed burn for Yukon Training Area located 35 miles east of Fairbanks. Smoke may be visible from the Chena Hot Springs Road, Richardson Highway and adjacent communities.

BLM AFS and U.S. Army Alaska to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Stuart Creek Impact Area

Starting as early as Sunday and as weather and conditions allow, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) and U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK) will implement a prescribed fire in the Yukon Training Area located approximately 35 miles east of Fairbanks. Ignitions on the Stuart Creek Impact Area may continue through to May 14. […]

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Instructor Ben Ferguson, on left, helps Alaska Job Corps student Esai Montes as he and fellow student Ying Yang learn to sharpen pulaskis during a basic wildland firefighting class on Feb. 8, 2017

BLM Alaska Fire Service offers basic wildland firefighting training to Job Corps students

(March 8, 2017) PALMER – Alaska Job Corps students got a taste of working on wildfires at a week-long basic wildland firefighting training class offered in the middle of the winter by the BLM Alaska Fire Service. The training, which is commonly referred to as a red card class, gave 41 Job Corps students the […]

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Prescribed Burn in Yukon Training Area

May 27, 2016 Starting as early as Saturday and as weather and conditions allow, the BLM Alaska Fire Service .and U.S. Army Alaska will implement a prescribed fire in the Yukon Training Area, located approximately 35 miles east of Fairbanks. The prescribed fire reduces the potential for a wildfire and eliminates dried grass build up. Removing […]

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Alaska Fire Service EFF Spring Training Kicks Off This Weekend

April 8, 2016 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Emergency Firefighters return each year fresh from their time off to prepare for the new fire season. Before they can step into the vast Alaska landscape to engage wildland fires, they must first take a pack test and refresh their firefighting knowledge. The first batch of pack testing and […]

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