Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Anchorage Receives $5 Million Federal Grant for Firefighters
(Anchorage) The Municipality of Anchorage fire department will receive a $5 million or larger SAFER grant according to local fire fighter union president Rod Harris. “We have learned that the Muni will receive a Federal SAFER grant, and they will be officially notified this Friday,” stated Harris. The SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) Grant was created to provide funding directly to fire departments to help them increase the number of trained, frontline firefighters available in their communities. (more…)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Municipality of Anchorage recently recognized that the Anchorage Fire Department is slowly becoming under staffed and posted the job announcement for the position of Firefighter to help keep your emergency services adequate for our protection. Please click on the link below from www.muni.org to view the details. This job posting will close on February 11, 2011.
(Link) – Municipality of Anchorage Job Posting: Firefighter
Please consider passing this information on to anyone you feel would be interested.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
As you can see we have been working hard to update our blog to better represent what is being asked of us by the community. Your ideas have been great and we’re working to accommodate as many as we can.
At this point I feel we’ll have everything up a fully running by the end of the month.
Some of the new features you will see:
- Academy / New Hire Update
- Pending or Proposed Cuts
- Trending Staff Levels over the last 10 years as our population has grown.
- Individual Station Info so you can learn more about your local Fire Station
- And plenty more…
If you have any suggestions, please let us know at email@example.com
Friday, November 19, 2010
In April, Anchorage taxpayers voted to add an ambulance to Station 7, located in Sand Lake. The bond measure included the purchase of the actual apparatus, as well as an increase in the Tax Cap to pay for the annual maintenance and staffing.
Anchorage’s currently operates under a system-wide emergency response model. What this means is although an apparatus may be stationed in one part of town, it can be dispatched to an adjacent area, or in the event of high volume, all the way across Anchorage. The addition of another ambulance to the Anchorage Fire Department system will alleviate the pressure on all of the existing ambulances by keeping them in their home areas more often, cutting response and transport times for all Anchorage residents, including Eagle River.