To view the City Council Action from the Regular Meeting of March 24, 2014 click the below link:
Welcome to Paul Dick! Paul graduated from Lathrop High School in 1997 and received a Bachelors in Justice from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2003. He worked as an Equipment Operator/Shop Lead at UAF since 2005 before being hired at the Fairbanks Police Department as a Recruit Police Officer. Paul was hired in February but has been busy at the CTC Law Enforcement Academy, as shown in his photo!
To view the City Council Agenda for the Regular Meeting of March 24, 2014, click the below link:
To view the Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of March 10, 2014 click the below link.
Tonight the City Council passed Ordinance No. 5939, as Amended, Creating a Fairbanks Diversity Council. People who came out to speak in favor of the passage of the ordinance included Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church’s Reverend Blackburn and Mayor Hopkins of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Great news for our community! (Amber) Click here for more information.
By having the F-35, Eielson Air Force Base will see an increase in active duty military by about 76%, about 3,000 to 4,000 jobs, possibly securing the base from any future cuts. In one year alone, an estimated $940 million of new revenue could be brought in by one squadron of F-35s. We will not only see growth in jobs in the community but we will also see a growing economy. The money brought in by the squadron could be spent locally and would stay in the community, building businesses and keeping the local economy strong.
If the community shows their support on the F-35s being brought to Eielson Air Force Base, we will be able to watch our community grow. Together, we can help build Alaska up and raise our national security. Please show your support for the F-35s by registering at http://www.alaskaf35s.com/.
The Interior Fire Chiefs Association and the State Fire Marshal along with your local fire department are joining forces in reminding you this Sunday, March 9th, when you “spring forward” and change your clock one hour ahead; change your smoke detector batteries. This simple step can save lives.
Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery has been recognized as America’s most effective fire safety campaign, helping families keep safe should fire strike.
Working smoke alarms double a family’s chances of surviving a home fire. That’s why Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs started the Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery program over 27 years ago. The program reminds people how important it is to maintain working smoke detectors. Each fall when you change your clocks back to Standard Time, remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Fire Safety Checklist
• Install a smoke alarm on each level of your home, including the basement. Consult your fire department for proper installation locations.
• Test and vacuum your smoke alarms once a month dust and cobwebs can impair sensitivity.
• Change the batteries in your smoke alarms once a year.
• Install CO (carbon monoxide) detectors in the sleeping area.
• Check flashlight batteries. Always keep a working flashlight near your bed, in the kitchen, basement, and family room in the event of a fire, use a flashlight to signal for help.
• Install fire extinguishers. Be sure to install a fire extinguisher in or near your kitchen and know how to use it. The International Association of Fire Chiefs recommends a multi- or all-purpose fire extinguisher that’s listed by an accredited testing laboratory.
• Make sure your children know and understand fire safety. Children are at double the risk of dying in a home fire, because they often become scared and confused during fires. Show your children where smoke alarms are located. Make sure they recognize the smoke alarm’s sound and understand that a sounding smoke alarm signals a home fire
• Plan and practice your escape routes. Identify at least two different escape routes and practice them with the entire family.
If anyone needs assistance in checking or installing your smoke alarm, please contact your local fire department for help. Also your local fire departments have FREE smoke alarms available and will come out and install.
FROM: Ernie Misewicz, Assistant Fire Chief
DATE: March 7, 2014
Fairbanks Fire Department
(907) 450-6615 590-3717 (cell)
To view the Council Agenda for the Regular City Council Meeting of March 10, 2014, click the following link:
The Clay Street Cemetery Commission is looking for old photographs, burial records and historical information regarding the Clay Street Cemetery. If you have information you would like to share, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (907) 459-6771 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to meet with the Commission, they invite you to attend their regular meetings at City Hall, City Council Chambers, 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK on the first Wednesday of every month starting at 5:00 P.M.
Welcome to Dee Antesberger! Dee started employment with the City of Fairbanks this Monday in the Finance Department. Dee came to Alaska in 1991 and has made it through 22 winters. She has four children and stays busy following their wrestling and football activities. Originally from Pittsburgh, she is and will always be a Steelers fan! She enjoys being with family, Bible study, fishing and camping. (Amber)