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Wilcox retires after 25 years as Kenai Fire Marshal

...several eye surgeries, Wilcox recovered and was back to work in two months. Wilcox replaced James Baisden, now the Nikiski Fire Chief, as Kenai Fire Marshal in 2007. He said his responsibilities shifted from fighting fires to investigating them...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-24/wilcox-retires-after-25-years-as-ken
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Crews see progress as Tyonek fire moves west

...situation," she said. "Now that the fire has moved more westward, the subdivision is not immediately affected." Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden said 10 of his firefighters stayed overnight and five more have been dispatched to Tyonek and will...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-19/wildfire-threatens-tyonek
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Fire destroys unoccupied Nikiski home

...of a single level home on Milky Way off Holt Lamplight Road about a mile from North Star Elementary School, said Nikiski fire chief James Baisden. Both Nikiski fire stations responded within six minutes and received assistance from the Kenai Fire...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-08/fire-destroys-unoccupied-nikiski-hom
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Fire destroys unoccupied Nikiski home

...a structure fire of a single level home on Milky Way Street about a mile from North Star Elementary School, said Nikiski fire chief James Baisden.Both Nikiski fire stations responded within six minutes and were assisted by the Kenai Fire Department...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-08/fire-destroys-unoccupied-nikiski-hom
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Rough-water rescue reveals holes in Kenai's capabilities as firemen pluck 2 from stormy Kenai River mouth

...don't ask for volunteers. We just do our jobs." "To be in that water was dangerous (Wednesday) night," Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden said. He was in one of the five skiffs heading for the Fix before the call went out they were safe...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-24/rough-water-rescue-reveals-holes-in-
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New truck expands firefighting safety, capacity

...positions, 100 gallons of water were ceremoniously pumped from the retiring rig into the storage tank of the new truck. Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden said he hopes that the new truck serves the community for 30 years, just like its predecessor. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-17/new-truck-expands-firefighting-safet
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Nikiski fire department purchases new vehicles

...tankers and pushing new tankers into the station. The custom displays the department's pride and dedication, said Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden. "It gets all the fire fighters together, too," Baisden said. "They can see the tankers, put...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-06-18/nikiski-fire-department-purchases-ne
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Help or harm? City of Kenai considering sprinklers as part of new building code

...like smoke alarms just a few decades ago. Ultimately, sprinklers are about saving lives, said James Baisden, a Nikiski fire chief and vice president of the Alaska State Firefighters Association. "The people I've seen die in fires would probably...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030711/new_795977534.shtml
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Kenai ambulance back on the road

...Emergency Services ensured no loss of service. "We help each other back and forth all the time," said Walden. Nikiski Fire Chief Billy Harris said the automatic aid agreement means support is provided for every fire call. For ambulance calls...

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Nikiski Fire Department strengthens relationships

Six months into his new position as Nikiski fire chief, James Baisden and the Nikiski Fire Servie Area Board opened Station 1 to industry leaders, answered questions, listened to...

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