Firescience.org - Training, Education and Hiring Website for Alaska
FireScience.org, an organization dedicated to providing career and education information for the Fire Science community, recently launched a Alaska guide focused on providing career and education information. We provide a list of schools and programs from the U.S. federal government National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which contains a database of accredited Fire Science / Prevention / Safety Technology majors. We also have interviewed fire experts from various departments, and highlighted a few select schools. On the career side, we provide income tables in Alaska for Firefighters, Fire Inspectors / Investigators, and Fire Service Supervisors, talk about fire training, and also have a full section dedicated to Public Service Careers - see our top navigation.
Alaska State Fire Fighters Association Members Can Receive Discounted Kidde Products
The Kidde Fire Safety on-line store offers fire departments exclusive access to a variety of Kidde products at a discounted price. Other benefits of utilizing the store include faster checkout, access to special promotions such as free shipping on your first order, the ability to store multiple shipping addresses, the ability to view and track orders, access to educational and safety tips, and much more.
Currently the Kidde Fire Safety store is offering all association members 10% off your first order of 10 year smoke and CO alarms by simply using the code 10YEAR The discount is good through Dec. 31, 2014.
Visit www.KiddeFireStore.com to see the products associated with this special offer or to place an order through a dedicated, secure site. When ordering enter the coupon code 10YEAR at checkout to receive our association’s promotional discount.
NVFC Fire Prevention Award
Award sponsored by First Alert
For two decades, Jim Pickett has volunteered as a firefighter and fire prevention educator in Kodiak, AK, with a mission to make his community a better, safer place to live. Each year, he provides fire prevention presentations and station tours to over 500 children in local schools. In addition to building props and visuals for the presentations, Pickett raised funds to purchase a Sparky the Fire Dog® costume, 911 Simulator, and Hazard House to enhance the children’s program. He initiated a “Birthday Ride-Along with Sparky” to reward kids for fire-safe behavior. Pickett also established a smoke alarm installation program, receiving funding through the state to purchase and provide free smoke alarms to any members of the community who request one. He has installed as many as 900 alarms in one year.
Pickett’s safety and prevention outreach is not limited to fire: another key accomplishment in his service was implementing a citywide child injury prevention program, including car seat, bike, and pedestrian safety. Pickett secured children’s bike helmets, reflectors, and reflective zipper pulls for staying safe when walking or biking. He even keeps extra reflectors in his vehicle to give to children he sees by the road without one.
Pickett was named the Firefighter of the Year by the state of Alaska in 2011. He and his wife, Kiela, have two sons and four grandchildren, and have recently adopted one of their grandchildren.
Time to start planning for the fall conference in Kenai this year. James Dye and the crew have been hard at work making sure this years conference will be a good one. Hope to see everyone there. More Information will be available soon.
Email List for ASFA Members:
The ASFA has started a new Email List Service. If you are interested in being added to the list please contact Robert Dennard to be added. This will be a way for the membership to get information out to other members. There will be some monitoring and you might have your posting privileges removed it there is spam or inappropriate emails distributed. Thanks.