Applications for Live-In Scholarships are currently being accepted for the Spring 2016 semester. The scholarship is offered to UAF-CTC students enrolled in an Emergency Services curriculum. Students will be provided support for tuition, books, commuting expenses and warm place to live with running water. Students pull in-station shifts and work in a live fire department situation, running calls and everything else that goes on in a firehouse. See the Scholarship page (http://www.cgfr.com/recruits/scholarship) for an application.
The State Department of Natural Resources has lifted the Burn Closure for the Tanana Valley and several other areas of the state effective June 30 at 12:00. While the use of campfires and approved burn barrels is now permitted, the Fairbanks North Star Borough fireworks ban is still in place.
Chena Goldstream has placed two new apparatus into service this spring, thanks to the support of the community and our Board of Directors. The first apparatus is our new brush unit. It is a 2015 Ford F450, equipped with a flatbed and a snowplow. During the summer months it carries our forestry firefighting skid unit and during the winter months carries a sanding unit for safety of winter time fires. The emergency lights were installed and wired with the hard work and dedication of the members of CGFR. This replaces a 1996 Ford F350 that was used as a brush rig and for snowplowing.
Chena Goldstream Fire and Rescue Mission Statement
To provide the highest level of preservation of life and property at a reasonable cost,
Opportunity for growth and achievement for department members, and education and service to the public.