Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries…

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A recent press release from the Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office:

Alaska State Fire Marshal David Tyler is reminding Alaskans to check the batteries in their smoke and CO (carbon monoxide) alarms when they change their clock for Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, March 11.   Operating smoke and CO alarms can give Alaskans the precious time needed to exit the home in case of a devastating fire or carbon monoxide emergency. (more…)


ADN Compass Piece: Support Retirement Security for Alaskans…

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This piece was written by an Anchorage Fire Fighter:

ADN Compass Piece

2/13/12

Tom Wescott

What if one of the solutions to the mortgage meltdown was to eliminate the idea of mortgages? Makes sense, right? If mortgages don’t exist then there can’t be mortgage crises.

Remember, we were in the depths of the worst market downturns on record. Unemployment was shooting up. Trillions were vanishing in a place called Wall Street. Government was forced to throw a life ring to the banks. Home mortgages played a big role in creating the financial mess America found itself in. Might have been a good time to get rid of those pesky mortgages? (more…)


AFD Press Release “Fireworks Safety”…

Friday, December 30, 2011

As the New Year approaches, the Anchorage Fire Department and Anchorage Police Department remind everyone that fireworks can only be used in the Municipality of Anchorage (includes Chugiak, Eklutna, Eagle River, Girdwood, Indian, Portage) from Saturday, December 31st from 9:30 p.m. to Sunday, January 1st at 1:00a.m. Also as a reminder the sale of fireworks within the Municipality is still not permitted.

Failure to use fireworks properly can cause loss of vision, permanent scarring and dismemberment.  Here are some safety tips to help prevent injury: (more…)


Firefighters helping with the holidays…

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Anchorage Fire Fighters understand the importance of community support during the holiday season and continue doing their best to do their part in making sure everyone enjoys their Christmas. Here are some of the ways we give back:

kettleIt’s a familiar sound heard every Christmas as you walk through our area malls; the ringing of the Salvation Army Bells. Anchorage Fire Fighters kick off the season every year staffing kettles at three locations in the 5th Avenue Mall on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. From its original beginnings as a fundraiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army volunteers spread throughout the country to ring bells daily and solicit spare change donations to the iconic red kettles from holiday shoppers. So as you stroll through the malls this holiday season, remember to drop some extra change when you hear that bell. (more…)