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Alaska crews head south to help fight Lower 48 wildfires

Three Alaska wildland firefighting crews headed to the Lower 48 on Friday to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in the western United States. The three crews – the BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun and Chena interagency hotshot crews and the Alaska Division of Forestry White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew – boarded a […]

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State forestry wildland fire dispatcher Liz Wallace wins national award

Alaska Division of Forestry Wildland Fire Dispatcher Liz Wallace won the 2019 National Excellence in Dispatching Award from the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) in Boise, Idaho, it was announced Thursday. Wallace, a dispatcher for the Fairbanks Area station, had earlier been named Alaska Dispatcher of the Year for 2019, qualifying her as one of […]

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Five Alaska wildfire crews heading south to assist in western states

With wildfire season cooling down in Alaska and heating up in the western United States, the Alaska Division of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service are deploying a handful of initial attack crews to the Lower 48 to assist with firefighting efforts there. Five initial attack crews will board a National Interagency Coordination Center jet in […]

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DOF’s Kelsa Shilanski voted as Alaska Dispatcher of the Year

Congratulations to the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Kelsa Shilanski, who was recently voted Dispatcher of the Year for the Alaska Geographic Area Coordination Center. Shilanski, who has worked for DOF for nine years, topped a strong field of a dozen Alaska wildland fire dispatchers who were nominated for the Golden Teletype Award in Alaska.She displayed […]

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