Thank You

Posted: Friday, January 19, 2001

... for conference

The Alaska State Firefighters' Conference was held in Petersburg Sept. 27-30, 2000. Seven members from the Douglas Volunteer Fire District, a part of Capital City Fire Rescue, attended this conference. Firefighters attended business meetings, training sessions and met fellow firefighters from throughout the state. They attended over 140 hours of training. This included topics such as Incident Command system, Defensive Driving, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Shipboard Firefighting, Management of Volunteer Fire Departments, Foam Applications and an exercise aboard the M/V Kennicott. A great deal of knowledge was gained at this conference. All costs incurred - travel, per diem, registration - was provided by the Douglas Volunteer Fire District Association. During business meetings the members tackled many different ideas and topics of concern within the fire service. They discussed several safety issues that relate to the National Fire Protection Association proposed Standards and State OSHA programs. Also, a draft proposal on forming a Society of Alaska Fire Educators to promote firefighting safety through prevention and suppression education. They received reports on what the 10 mill tax cap could do to fire service statewide and how firefighters could move toward a better Alaska Fire Incident Reporting System. Thanks to the Alaska State Firefighters Association and the Petersburg Chapter for putting on a great conference. The knowledge and professionalism that was passed on at this conference shows up every day in our volunteer organization.

Thanks especially to the volunteers who took time from their professions and from their families to attend this conference. Their commitment and dedication has made them better and more knowledgeable firefighters. This means a much higher level of service to the citizens of our community.

Firefighters Cameron, Clime, Gist, Gottwald, Kollar, Lt. Allred and Capt. Johnston: Thanks for a job well done.

If you would like to be a volunteer firefighter, please stop by your local fire station or talk to a firefighter. Drills are held each Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Merrill A. Sanford

Douglas District Fire Chief

... for holiday support

The Coast Guard Women's Association would like to thank the business community of Juneau for their generous support and contributions for the children's stockings presented to AWARE and St. Vincent de Paul and the Coast Guard Morale's children's holiday party. The following businesses were exceptionally generous with their donations: Super Bear Manager Mr. Pat Shea, Fred Meyer Manager Mr. Fred Sayre, Carr's Assistant Store Manager Ms. Anita Moffett, Raintree Quilting, Craft Carousel owner Linda, Salon 211 owner Suzanne Dowd, Bill and Beni LaLiberte from Valley McDonald's, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cook, DDS, and Dr. Gary Moller, DDS, and his staff. A heartfelt thanks is extended to Manager Dan Stout of Kmart, whose spirit of giving made the children's holiday party a spectacular success.

Linda Sorensen and Pam Knapp, Stocking Committee Chairs

Sharon Busch and Karen Turley, Children's Holiday Party Chairs

Coast Guard Women's Association

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