Department personnel provide training to members, as well as supporting education of community health aides and others in pre-hospital emergency medicine. The department provides instructional personnel to support the fire science and emergency medical courses offered through Ilisagvik College. The department works to address mandatory training requirements for staff and volunteers.

Fire prevention efforts are geared toward reducing risk to target populations. The most focused effort is the annual campaign sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. Fire personnel may conduct home fire safety inspections and other risk reduction activities throughout each year. We continue to encourage homeowners to install residential fire sprinklers where feasible.

Public Fire Prevention and Safety programs geared toward the school-aged children within our North Slope communities are performed annually by fire department staff, volunteers and explorers.


Charlie Kanayurak, Battalion Chief/Village Operations
Phone Number: (907) 852-0234
Fax Number: (907) 852-0235