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Anchorage Fire Department

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Country  United States
City  Anchorage
Annual calls  32,615 (2012)
State  Alaska
Established  1915 (1915)
Employees  378 (2015)
Anchorage Fire Department

The Anchorage Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Anchorage, Alaska. Areas served by department include the incorporated areas of downtown Anchorage, Bird, Bootleggers Cove, Eagle River, Eklutna, Fairview, Girdwood, Indian, Mountain View, Muldoon, and Spenard, among others.


The Anchorage Fire Department was founded in 1915. By 1951, AFD had grown to 50 fire fighters, and saw the beginning of Anchorage's first ambulance service. In 1967, the various fire companies unified as the Greater Anchorage Area Borough Fire Department. In 1975, the City of Anchorage and the Greater Anchorage Borough unified, becoming the Municipality of Anchorage.

As of 2015, the AFD has a goal of maintaining 315 fire fighters and paramedics on active duty.


Anchorage Fire Department Wikipedia

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