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: Jesse Bruno, (907) 488-3400



Alaska State Fire Prevention Contacts

Alaska State Fire Marshal/Director: David Tyler, (907) 269-5491

Assistant State Fire Marshal: 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 19 fire-related deaths since January 2017. 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 84
46

6

February

40

65

​7

March
4257

6

April
31515
May
56
​595
June
4863

17

July

46​

548
August
42
72​8
September

49 

736
October
   
November
   
December
  ​ 

Runs to date: ​928

2019 Total Runs: 1336

2018 Total Runs: 1297

2017 Total Runs: 1207

2016 Total Runs: 1198





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