BURN BAN in effect

The Skagway Fire Department has issued a BURN BAN; no open burning is permitted.  This includes portable outdoor fireplaces.  Extreme fire conditions exist.  Immediately report any sightings of smoke or open fires by calling 911. 

We will be monitoring the weather daily, at 11:00 a.m. and again at 4:00 p.m.  We will notify everyone of any changes.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the burn ban, please do not hesitate to contact the fire department at 907.983.2450.


SVFD Members Run in Klondike Trail of '98 Road Relay

The Klondike Road Relay travels 110 miles between two countries, with elevation climbs up to 2,864 feet.  It follows the trail of the Gold Rush Stampeders, over the famous White Pass, through British Columbia, and into the Yukon, along the banks of the Yukon River and finishing in Whitehorse.  

Good job and congratulations to all our members who participated in this amazing relay! !

 LEG 1-  14.0km (8.8 miles)                                     

  • John Thomas- 1:16:48               

LEG 2- 14.0km (8.8 miles)

  • Jeremy Simmons- 1:03:15               
  • Rick Ackerman- 1:06:32               

LEG 3- 12.5km (7.8 miles)

  • Thomas Lux- 1:10:32               
  • Matt Russell- 1:14:18               

LEG 4- 21.0km (13.1 miles)

  • Hugh Neville- 1:54:46               
  • Andrea Conley- 2:03:08               

LEG 5- 22km (13.9 miles)

  • Erik Wortman- 1:48:01               
  • Neil Klug- 2:23:46               

LEG 6- 25.6km (16.0 miles)

  • Erik Wortman- 2:22:34               
  • Paul Myers- 2:31:55               

LEG 7- 14.0km (8.8 miles)

  • Alexandra Weber- 1:16:45               
  • Emily Rauscher- 1:38:41      

Skagway Fire Department Trains Members in Swift Water Rescue

Curious as to what all the commotion was in the Skagway River this last weekend?  Dick Rice with Alaska Rescue and Rescue 3 International trained members of the Skagway Fire Department in swift water rescue.  

The department has 9 additional members certified as Swift Water Rescue Technician 1:

  •  Rick Ackerman
  • Cody Amsden
  • Christian Brooks
  • Jodie Brown
  • Lisa Mandeville
  • Amanda Painter
  • Emily Rauscher
  • Amber Scott
  • Brian Vickers

7th Annual Junior Ranger Day with the National Park Service

One of the department's annual public outreach events is partnering with the National Park Service for the highly attended Junior Ranger Day Event. 

Each year, the department sets up an obstacle course for the education and enjoyment of up to 500 participants focusing on fire safety and allowing the community to meet their local fire fighters.    

This year Junior Ranger Day will take place at the Moore House, located at 5th Avenue and Spring Street, on July 16, 2015 from 10 am-2 pm.  

Come on out and join the fun!