North Star Volunteer Fire Department Contacts

Fire Prevention: David Mattox, (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 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.

 

Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do.
Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door. You may not wake up in time to escape.


Fire Deaths: Alaska has experienced  7 fire fatalities since January 2017.  Check out the State’s Department of Public Safety, Fire and Life Safety page for more information. ​



State of Alaska Fire Statistics


Fire Safety Apps

Monthly Call Volume
Month
Fire
EMS
MVA
January 3962

8

February

28

558
March
32
90
​5
April
32
40
5
May
38
57
3
June
3340

5

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December



Runs to date: ​587

​​2016 Total Runs: 1198

2015 Total Runs: 1233

​2014 Total Runs: 1048



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