Coast Guard Fire and Rescue observes fire prevention week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, 1971, but […]


Fire readiness on the Last Frontier

  A thick layer of fog shrouds an empty gravel pit on the Coast Guard base in Kodiak, Alaska. Animals and foliage are hard to find in the wasteland-esq spot, but on May 23, something was stirring in this otherwise […]


Chief Mike McDonnell heats things up on Deck Watch with annual fire training

  KODIAK, Alaska – Members of Coast Guard Fire and Rescue practice aircraft response during an annual pit-burn training with Women’s Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. June 22, 2011, in Kodiak, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Russ Hazlett.   Deck […]