(Fairbanks, AK) – With extremely dry conditions persisting across much of Alaska, wildland fire managers are asking the public to be mindful of the potential for wildfires during Memorial Day weekend. “For many Alaskans, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial… Read More ›
Fire Prevention Preparedness & Trespass
A national program called “Ready, Set, Go” provides a tool for homeowners to get prepared. With temperatures heating up this holiday weekend, both firefighters and residents need to be on heightened alert for the threat of fast moving wildfires. Being… Read More ›
Please pass the word that “If You Fly, We Can’t”. Areas with wildfires must be a #NoDroneZone so that the helicopters, air tankers and aerial supervisors are able to coordinate an effective initial attack without an incursion into their airspace…. Read More ›
We received a question last week during the Talk of Alaska radio program relating to outreach to the youth in our state. Younger Alaskans are especially heavily impacted by wildfires when schools are evacuated, their houses impacted, or the summer… Read More ›
Advice from Alaska Wildland Fire Managers reminding people of key ways to protect each other and our communities from wildfire dangers.
Starting as early as May 14, prescribed burning will be implemented on military training lands within the Fairbanks North Star Borough to reduce the wildfire danger.
Alaskans are busy clearing brush and cutting beetle kill around their homes, cabins, outbuildings and businesses. With increased Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding there are many more free brush disposal programs across the state. Wherever you are in Alaska, take… Read More ›
Governor Mike Dunleavy declares May 8-14 as Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week in Alaska
The days are growing longer, day-time temperatures are heating up, and we have had several nights that the temperatures remained above freezing. To help raise awareness, Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed May 8-14 as “Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week… Read More ›
Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Available Online May 7th 1pm for Emergency Firefighters in Southwest Alaska
Seasonal wildland Emergency Firefighters (EFFs) in southwest Alaska are being offered an online Fireline Safety Refresher tomorrow Saturday May 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM. This free required annual training is offered to wildland fire personnel who live in Nikolai, McGrath,… Read More ›
(Fairbanks, AK) – Weather permitting, the Alaska Division of Forestry will be partnering with the Department of Fish and Game to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge starting as early as Monday, May 9. The burns… Read More ›