Runs to date: 1042
2016 Total Runs: 1198
2015 Total Runs: 1233
2014 Total Runs: 1048
North Star Volunteer Fire Department Contacts
Fire Prevention: Christina Greenleaf, (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.
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.
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.
Five Dangers of Deep Frying a Turkey:
Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area.
An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside.
A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter.
Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire.
The pot, lid, and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burn injuries.
Fire Deaths: Alaska has experienced 17 fire fatalities since January 2017.
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