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Members of the Type 2 EFF Upper Tanana #2 Crew line up to grid for hot spots on the Caribou Fire near the Canadian Border on Sept. 11, 2017. Photo by Neal Charlie//Alaska Division of Forestry

Last of the EFF crews to return from Lower 48 fire Sunday

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The final four of the 23 Type 2 emergency firefighter crews (EFF) who have fought fire in the Lower 48 this year are returning to Alaska Sunday afternoon after spending two weeks working on a wildfire in Montana. The returning crews – Nulato, Marshall, Upper Tanana #2 and Fairbanks #1 – are […]

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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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Third jet load of Alaska EFF crews to depart on Friday

Aug. 13, 2014, 4:30 p.m. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) has received a request for a third jet load of Alaska Type 2 Emergency Firefighter (EFF) crews. They are scheduled to depart Ladd Field at Fort Wainwright on Friday, Aug. 15, for assignments in northern California. The crews have 20 firefighters each for a […]

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Alaskan single resource emergency firefighters need to be self sufficient on assignments

Single Resource Self-Sufficiency memorandum Recent mobilizations to the firefighting effort in the Lower 48 and Canada have brought forth issues regarding “self-sufficiency” for single resources, particularly emergency firefighters (EFF). The expectation of self-sufficiency is that a single resource can navigate their way to, from and often during an entire incident. Self-sufficiency can be defined as […]

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