Additional Information Websites


PBS Kids Fire Safety


Home Hazards


Red Cross Fire Safety Guide


WIldfire Safety Checklist


Prepare for a Wildfire








North Star Volunteer Fire Department Contacts

Fire Prevention: Shae Erickson, (907) 488-3400



Alaska State Fire Prevention Contacts

Alaska State Fire Marshal/Director: Lloyd Nakano, (907) 269-5491



Fire Prevention Programs


Home Safety Check: North Star Volunteer Fire Department checks your home for fire safety and installs smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and street-side reflective address signs for free.  Call to make an appointment. (907) 488-3400.

Chimney Brush Borrow Program: Chimney brushes are made available on a first come, first serve basis to borrow our chimney brushes to sweep your chimneys and prevent fires.  The chimney borrow program is free but the brushes must be returned. 

 


Fire Facts


There is little time!

In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for the thick black smoke to fill a house. In minutes, a house can be engulfed in flames. If you wake up to a fire, you won't have time to grab valuables because fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape. 

Fire Deaths

Alaska has experienced 11 fire-related deaths since January 2023 and 23 in 2022. Check out the State's Department of Public Safety, Fire and Life Safety page for more information 







Videos


Monthly Call Volume
Month
Fire
EMS
MVA
January 15
25

4

February

43

28

5

March
3628

4

April
16
252
May
27
25

1

June
3722

7

July

40

28

8

August
39255
September

30

203
October
4334

15

November
24329
December
25315

Runs to date: ​​​771

2022 Total Runs: 885

2021 Total Runs: 1455

2020 Total Runs: 1359

2019 Total Runs: 1336







Fire Safety Apps