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Out of the fire and into retirement

...more, he said. Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden, who has worked with Ralston for eight...everything they've learned on the job," Baisden said. "You think about putting 34 years...getting grants for the department," Baisden said.Ralston is one of only several...
Fire destroys unoccupied Nikiski home

...School, said Nikiski fire chief James Baisden. Both Nikiski fire stations responded...when firefighters arrived, he said. Baisden said when crews left the station they...defensive action to put the fire out." Baisden said the resident who owned the structure...
Fire burns at Schlumberger facility Friday night

...highway for several hours, said James Baisden, Nikiski Fire Department chief. After...but they were not involved in the fire, Baisden said. "There's a degree of hazardous...area, and somehow something happened," Baisden said. "To a point, it is somewhat undetermined...
'Tis the season to take home safety measures

...are working," Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden said. Local fire departments are advising...efficiently, you can get CO in your home," Baisden said. "It's very dangerous." about an escape plan is critical," Baisden said. "By having an escape plan and...
Nikiski fire department purchases new vehicles

...dedication, said Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden. "It gets all the fire fighters together, too," Baisden said. "They can see the tankers, put...and $720,000 in local tax dollars, Baisden said. The capability to carry large amounts...
Snowfall creates headaches for rural fire fighters

...keeping the roadways clear," said James Baisden, Nikiski fire department chief. "There...near record-setting snowfall as well, Baisden said. As of Friday, the total snowfall...are on commercially-owned property, Baisden said. Instead, water tankers are used...
Anchor Point fire, emergency service area expands

...according to Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden. The companies in the area own helicopters...from helicoptes, but no large boats, Baisden said.The Coast Guard is responsible...the essence in an emergency situation, Baisden said."The problem is their location...
Nikiski local named sole Kenai Peninsula Summer of Heroes honoree

...detail that went unnoticed by many. Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden said the specialized kits, which were purchased from Wag'N...station in 2014. "We do have them on all the medic units," Baisden said. "We hadn't thought about it before. We hope we don't...
Nikiski fire station gets an upgrade

...that cost. For Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden, the new training pad will help him keep...environment where we can safely do it." Baisden said building the training pad behind...a portion of the Kenai Spur Highway. Baisden said firefighters have yet to have any...
Still too dry: Burn ban remains in effect

...a larger violation or emergency. Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden said his firefighters haven't had to respond to instances...see the rain come they want to start burning immediately," Baisden said. "Our biggest issue of course is just holding tight...


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