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Firefighters wrap-up weeklong conference with run, competition

...Preparedness and Operational Readiness," two mantras firefighters live by, said keynote speaker Dave McGrail, assistant Chief from the Denver Fire Department. McGrail addressed the firefighters who attended at the opening ceremony Sept. 17...
After 28 years, assistant chief Orth retires from CES

...that little bit of hope and you continue on and try to do the best you can because there is a chance." Orth, CES assistant chief, retired from his post after a 28-year career with the department on April 30. The 50-year-old Soldotna resident...
Mayor argues for task force: New CPH study group met with skepticism

...ordinances to increase the salary by $10,898 of the KES assistant chief and to appropriate $300,000 from the KES capital...chief makes about $15,000 less a year than other assistant chiefs in the borough. In other actions, the assembly...
Carey re-proposes pay raises: Borough salary schedule shows 3 planned KESA increases

...Service Area fire chief's and assistant chief's pay. The KESA chief earned...Carey proposed to ramp up the assistant chief's pay from $56,000 to...same salary as FY 2010. CES's assistant chief is scheduled to maintain an...
On the map: Borough to update emergency dispatch system

...dispatcher's directions included streets that didn't exist. "It's on the plat, but it's not on the ground," Assistant Chief Gordon Orth said. Orth said that incidents like that false alarm occur once every couple months. He hopes that the...
Kenai ambulance back on the road

...Landing and Ninilchik. "The most common use of the agreement is to respond to multiple calls in progress," said CES Assistant Chief Steve O'Connor. "When they're overwhelmed or have several small incidents, that's when we can help each other...
Fire destroys Nikiski warehouse

...Department were called to the blaze at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday to the building that was fully involved in flames, Nikiski Assistant Chief Trent Burnett wrote in a release. No one was injured in the blaze. The building is a total loss. Fire was venting...
Community pitches in to rebuild home lost to fire

...Stettler said the loss was estimated at $10,000, but he did not have the home insured. Central Emergency Services Assistant Chief Gordon Orth said he and other firefighters and community members started planning how they could help Stettler the...
Salary boost OK'd: Assembly approves raise for assistant chief, supports CPH task force

...Kachemak Emergency Service Area's assistant chief comes nearly a year after the...including KESA's chief and assistant chief. The issue resurfaced during...rejected a pay increase for KESA's assistant chief. In July, the KESA board asked...
Family Fun shines through rain

...And thanks to Joe, Justin, Matt and Chuck for the setup and take down. A special thank you to Chief Baisden, Assistant Chief Trent Burnett, Bryan Crisp, Levi Doss and the rest of the crew at the Nikiski Fire Department. You guys are great...


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