Steese Volunteer Fire Department Annual Awards Banquet
Steese recently held it's Annual Awards Banquet. The event is held each year to thank and recognize the volunteers and staff for all the hard work they have put in over the year to better serve our community.
The Awards for this year went to a dedicated group that are always working hard to improve the department and themselves.
Fellow Medic of the Year - Sarah Czech
Fellow Firefighter of the Year - Tyler Greensfelder
Rookie of the Year - Delmari Tyndale
Driver of the Year - Cory Wagner
Medic of the Year - Robert Warren
Firefighter of the Year - Tyler Greensfelder
Please remember to change your smoke detector
& CO detector batteries today
Now is a great time to change your smoke detector batteries while you are changing your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. When you change your batteries also test the detector to make sure it is working correctly. Replace any detectors that are ten years or older. Local fire departments have free batteries and detectors if you need them, we can even come to your home and install them for you. You need to have at least one smoke detector on each level of your home and outside every sleeping area. Also have fire extinguishers on each floor, especially near the kitchen, garage, laundry room and workshop. It is also very important to have a fire escape plan with all the members of your family. If you have any questions please call us at 457-1508.
Congratulations to Assistant Chief Rockney
Chief Rockney was honored at Gov. Sean Parnell's Medical Services Awards banquet in Anchorage. Rockney won the award for his hard work as a Emergency Medical Services Administrator. In addition to his volunteer work with the Steese Volunteer Fire Department, he is the training coordinator for the Interior Region Emergency Medical Council.
Steese Fire Department Haunted House
We are sorry that we will not be hosting a Haunted House this year. It takes a lot of time and people to set it up, run it and make it scary fun. We are very busy this month training new members, and making station upgrades. We are hard at work to better serve our sevice area. A big part of our Haunted House was the Fire Safety and Prevention table. We handed out free smoke detectors, smoke detector batteries and information on how to make your home safer. If you need any fire safety information or a smoke detector please call us or stop by Steese Station 2 at 585 Old Steel Creek Road. Please have a safe and fun Halloween.
Scholarship Award Recipients
Congratulations to Logan Balstad, Logan Howlett, Austin Keyes, Ilya Mocharnyy, Matthew Seizys, William Soen, DeAndr'e Thompson and Delmari Tyndale. They will be starting classes this fall at UAF in the fire science program and volunteering with Steese. We look forward to working with them and giving them a great start to their career in public service.
Welcome to the Steese Volunteer Fire Dept. Web Site
This our new website and it is currently being updated and some areas are still under construction. Steese VFD has one of the largest service areas in Interior Alaska with a combination of paid and volunteer firefighters staffing our stations 24/7. We train firefighters and EMT's to serve the public in the face of life threatening situations. Each Tuesday night we meet at Station 2 on Steele Creek Road for our weekly trainings, in addition to intensive on shift daily training. If you are interested in volunteering as a firefighter, EMT, or support person, please read more about what positions are available and how to get involved. If you would like to know more about how we operate and the different types of emergencies we respond to please browse our website.
For more information please contact us at 907-457-1508