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  1. Tax Proposal Expands AK Department's Coverage AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | FireHouse.com

    Jan. 17--Along the Eagle River Valley, Turnagain Arm and a few other far-flung parts of Anchorage, a burning house or a brush fire poses a thorny dilemma for the Anchorage Fire Department. Property owners in some of the city's more rural regions don't pay taxes for fire service.

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  2. AK Firefighter's Traumatic Fall Sparks ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Nov. 09--After a weekslong investigation, Anchorage fire officials still can't say for sure what caused a firefighter to fall more than 70 feet from a fire truck ladder in June. No one, not even security cameras, saw the fall that left 29-year-old Anchorage firefighter and paramedic Ben Schultz hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury.

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  3. Cause of AK Fire that Killed Five Girls Was 'Cooking-related'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Sept. 15--A fire that killed five children in a Butte mobile home last week was cooking-related, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. Alaska State Troopers and investigators from the Fire Marshal's Office found the fire was accidental, troopers said Thursday.

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  4. Five Children Killed in AK Mobile Home FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Troopers initially reported just after 10 a.m. that three bodies had been found and that two people were missing. About 30 minutes later, troopers said all five had been found and they were all children.

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  5. Father of Injured AK Firefighter Says Son Fell from LadderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    The father of injured Anchorage firefighter Ben Schultz, who is in critical but stable condition at a local hospital, says his son fell from a ladder during a training exercise Monday. June 8--The father of a 29-year-old Anchorage firefighter seriously injured during training Monday said his son was in critical but stable condition at a local hospital Wednesday.

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  6. AK Firefighters Forgo Raises in New Union ContractRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    Anchorage firefighters have chosen to forego raises this year as part of a new labor deal, which will save the city close to $1 million if approved by the Assembly. June 7--Anchorage firefighters have agreed to forgo a pay raise this year under a new labor deal negotiated between the administration of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and the local fire union, according to documents submitted to the Anchorage Assembly for its meeting next week.

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  7. AK Firefighter Remains Critical after Training InjuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    June 7--An Anchorage firefighter remained in critical condition at a local hospital Tuesday after being injured during training Monday afternoon, according to an Anchorage Fire Department official. Schultz was injured at 4:15 p.m. Monday, said AFD Deputy Chief of Operations Jodie Hettrick during a press conference Tuesday at Anchorage Fire Station 1. She declined to detail the extent of his injuries or the nature of the training, or to specify where the incident took place.

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  8. AK Firefighter Severely Injured in Training ExerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    The Anchorage Fire Department has offered little detail after announcing that a firefighter was severely injured Monday during a training exercise. In a brief statement, the fire department said fellow firefighters assisted and then transported the injured individual to a local hospital.

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  9. AK Wildfire Grows to 800 Acres Overnight, Threatens HomesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    A wildfire near Tok, AK, grew to over 800 acres overnight Friday, but state officials say containment efforts are continuing. June 2--A wildfire reported Thursday near Tok grew to roughly 800 acres overnight, but state officials say work to contain the blaze was continuing Friday.

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  10. FFs Concerned Despite Slow Start to AK Wildfire SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | FireHouse.com

    May 15--Alaska's 2017 wildfire season has been relatively tame so far, state fire officials said last week, but several recent Anchorage and Mat-Su wildfires have heightened firefighters' concerns about burn conditions in Southcentral Alaska. Gov. Bill Walker on Friday proclaimed this week Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week, noting in a statement that "the trend in recent years has been for earlier and longer fire seasons."

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