Students from Blatchley Middle School spent Feb. 24 learning cold water and wilderness safety from the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and a host of community volunteers. You can hear the full story this coming Friday during “AK” on Alaska News Nightly. Alaska News Nightly airs at 6:06 p.m. on Raven Radio. Find the program online at alaskapublic.org/aprn.
Raven News will broadcast the meeting live, as usual. There is also a livestream available on the city website. more
Dave Miller, Chief of the Sitka Fire Department, was joined by Fire Captain Jani Snyder to discuss their upcoming firefighter training. The department is actively recruiting more volunteer firefighters to be trained and IFSAC certified, which authorizes the volunteer to fight fires in Alaska and throughout the United States. The Firefighter I class begins on September 15, 2015 and will run through December. The training is designed for volunteer firefighters, but can also be a launch pad for career firefighters. Downloadable audio. more