Tudor - Lake Otis
Fire Station 4 is located in midtown Anchorage and responds to emergencies in the most rapidly growing commercial area in Anchorage. With the recent growth in this area Station 4 crews have been required to further their training in responding to fires in larger commercial structures which can be more complex due to their scope and size. In 2008 Station 4 crews responded to almost 3,200 calls for assistance, many requiring emergency medical assistance, rescue, fire suppression, or in some cases a combination of all three.
Station 4 is home to Engine 4, Medic 4, Rescue 4, the on duty Chief Medical Officer, and the Water Rescue Team. Engine 4 responds “first in” as the initial response apparatus to all forms of emergent calls in the midtown area. Did you know that Anchorage Fire Department crews respond to emergencies throughout the Anchorage area, often moving outside their “home” area to provide assistance in other parts of town? Medic 4 responds to medical emergencies as well as fires and other emergencies in the midtown area and throughout Anchorage. Did you know that all Anchorage Fire Department personnel are cross trained to provide both emergency medical service as well as fire and rescue services. This equals efficient service when a single responder can provide a variety of services depending on the situation and needs. Rescue 4 is the only staffed and dedicated heavy rescue unit in the Anchorage area. This very specialized apparatus and it’s crews provide specialized equipment and knowledge for vehicle accidents, industrial accident entrapments, water and mud rescues, and firefighter rescues should one of our own become entrapped in a burning structure. Rescue 4 frequently responds throughout the entire municipality of Anchorage. The Chief Medical Officer provides medical oversight and direction for responders throughout Anchorage on a daily basis, in addition the Chief Medical Officer manages a significant variety of studies and clinical trials being conducted by the Anchorage Fire Department.
Did you know that many of these studies and trials are grant funded and offer the Anchorage Fire Department a revenue stream outside of any taxes or fees collected by Anchorage citizens. Station 4 crews, like all other fire department crews in Anchorage, specialize in certain types of rescue and provide these services throughout the municipality. Station 4 crews have specialized training in surface and subsurface water rescue. Station 4 is home of the Water Rescue Team which maintains the Dive Team capability for response to water related emergencies throughout the municipality. This specialized team is even trained to rescue persons that have fallen through the ice and become stuck underneath, it is one of the only teams in the state of Alaska trained to do so. Did you know that someone who has become submerged in cold water can still survive after as long as 45 minutes! Station 4, your “Mid-Town Mad Dawgs” are a critical response component of the Anchorage Fire Department. Uniquely situated in the center of Anchorage they are poised to respond to emergencies of all kinds throughout the Municipality.
Come by and learn more, we’re located on Tudor at McInnes.
Latest News for Station 4
Saturday, February 20, 2010
When you live in a community that’s adopted “Big Wild Life” as its slogan, you expect that people who live in it are going to have an attraction to the outdoors. Some people joke that part of Anchorage’s draw is that it’s close to the “Real Alaska,” but how many cities can boast that their residents can canoe, kayak, and raft in rivers and lakes, scale cliffs, climb mountains, and even kite-surf all within their city limits? And one of the best things about playing in our wild backyard was that the Anchorage Fire Department was available to help out, if our residents had an unfortunate accident. Unfortunately, this may not be the case in the not too distant future… (more…)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Fire Station 4 is located in midtown Anchorage and responds to emergencies in the most rapidly growing commercial area in Anchorage. With the recent growth in this area Station 4 crews have been required to further their training in responding to fires in larger commercial structures which can be more complex due to their scope and size. In 2008 Station 4 crews responded to almost 3,200 calls for assistance, many requiring emergency medical assistance, rescue, fire suppression, or in some cases a combination of all three. (more…)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Fire Engines carry small hose used to attack fires, large hose used to pump water from a hydrant to another engine, and ground ladders. Typically engines will carry 3-4 personnel. Engines also respond to medical calls, so they carry Advanced Life Support equipment such as cardiac monitors. In an Emergency Medical System like we have here in Anchorage, engines respond with Mobile Intensive Care Units (ambulances) to assist with patient care, or in the event that an ambulance is unable to respond right away, to initiate patient interventions and stabilize the situation until an ambulance can get to the scene. There are 14 fire engines in the Anchorage Fire Service Area, covering just under 1700 square miles. (more…)