Friday, August 15, 2014

Alaska Crews Join Firefight in N. Calif.

(Fairbanks, AK) – The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) has received a request for a third jet load of Alaska Type 2 Emergency Firefighter (EFF) crews. They are scheduled to depart Ladd Field at Fort Wainwright on Friday, Aug. 15, for assignments in northern California. The crews have 20 firefighters each for a total of 100 crew members. Leaving on this flight from the Alaska Fire Service are Tanana, Ruby, Huslia #2 and Stebbins #2. Representing the Division of Forestry is the Chevak #2 crew.

Aug. 9 was the first mobilization of Alaska EFF crews when the first 100 crew members departed for assignments in California’s Klamath National Forest. The second plane load also delivered 100 crew members to northern California. The crews that previously departed from Alaska Fire Service are Kaltag #1, Fort Yukon #1, Venetie #2, Koyukuk, St. Michael, Mt. Village Selawick #2 and Pilot Station. The Alaska Division of Forestry sent the Delta #2 and Upper Tanana #1 crews
Resources are being maintained in Alaska for response to fires within the state.

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