Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department

Kenai Peninsula Borough

This fall, voters in the Anchor Point and Ninilchik areas will consider whether to join forces on their emergency services.
     The Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly approved an ordinance last Tuesday that will ask voters on the Oct. 6 ballot whether they want to become a single service area for fire and emergency medical services. The move has had several public meetings and has been in the works since earlier this spring.

AK Division of Forestry

Wildfire season is underway, and on this edition of the Coffee Table you'll hear tips and strategies for prevention and preparedness from from Howard Kent from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources,  Chief Mark Kirko of Homer Fire and EMS
Chief Jon Marsh from  Anchor Point VFD and
Chief Bob Cicciarella of Kachemak Emergency Service Area.

 

Carey Restino

Update at 9:00 a.m. Monday:
Click on the audio below for an update from Kachemak Emergency Services Chief Bob Cicciarella. 
Howie Kent, Fire Management Officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry said that no cause has been determined for the fire as yet. The North Fork fire is now estimated at 10 to 12 acres. 21 personnel are working on the fire. 2 Bulldozers have been ordered to work this morning and their helicopters come on shift at 10 this morning. Kent says that forestry's goal is to have the fire contained by Monday afternoon.

KBBI News

Keeping the community ready to respond to emergencies means training and keeping local volunteers. EMT training and firefighter training starts next month at The Homer Volunteer Fire Department and at The Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department. Kachemak Emergency Services, east of Homer, will begin their training in January of 2020. KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson spoke with local trainers, EMTs and first responders for this story.