First Responders

The No One Left Behind Awards Banquet celebrates first responders of Interior Alaska


Units are listed alphabetically

Alaska State Troopers Detachment D

Mission: To preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property.

The Division is comprised of posts assigned to five geographic detachments that provide patrol, enforcement, and search and rescue to all areas of the state and a central headquarters. The Division's major components are: Alaska Bureau of Investigation investigates major crimes and enforces bootlegging and illegal drug distribution throughout Alaska; Judicial Services is responsible for prisoner transports and providing security for Alaska courts; and the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol keeps Alaska's highways safe by their presence on state roadways and through public education campaigns.

Chena-Goldstream Fire & Rescue

Mission: To provide the highest level of preservation of life and property at a reasonable cost, opportunity for growth and achievement for department members, and education and service to the public.

Ester Volunteer Fire Department

Mission: By providing a high level of fire and life safety service. The Ester Volunteer Fire Department is committed to educate, prepare, and protect our commUNITY and responders before, during and after an emergency.


Fairbanks Emergency Communications Center

FECC is located at 911 Cushman Street on the 2nd floor of the Fairbanks Police Department. We are staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year with a minimum of 3 dispatchers on each shift. The dispatch center currently employs 14 dispatchers, 4 shift supervisors, 1 full and 1 part time call taker.

FairBanks Fire Department

Our mission is to provide a fire safe and hazard free community while protecting life and property from fire and other emergencies.

Fairbanks International Airport Police & Fire

The mission of the Airport Police and Fire Department is to provide Public Safety, Security, Protection of Property, and the Environment from emergencies caused by accidents, fire, explosion, illness, storms, and criminal acts at the Fairbanks International Airport.


Fairbanks North Star Borough Hazardous MATERIALS Team

We are the most northern Hazardous Materials Response Team in the United States. Our primary response area is the Fairbanks North Star Borough, however, we can respond to incidents that occur anywhere within the State of Alaska at the request of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Our organization is a part of the Borough Emergency Operations Department which allows us to respond anywhere within the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

FairBanks Police Department

The Fairbanks Police Department is a progressive, professional organization. Our mission is to serve the public with integrity, wisdom, courage, and compassion; working in partnership with the community to make Fairbanks a great place to live, work and visit. In order to provide the best possible service to the citizenry we serve, we will continuously strive to increase our knowledge and capabilities through a coordinated strategy integrating leadership, education, and technology.


North Pole Fire Department

Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of our community; to safeguard the well being, safety and prosperity of our community by providing fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical service, rescue and response to hazardous material spills and leaks; to provide our citizens with a well equipped and highly trained emergency response system that is capable of alleviating the effects of disasters, tragedies and other threats to life and property.

North Pole Police Department

The North Pole Police Department is here to serve the citizens and visitors of our fair city. Since becoming a city in 1953, we have strived to provide the best service to our community and do so today with the most up to date equipment, training, and qualified personnel.

In addition to both our full-time commissioned and civilian personnel, the North Pole Police Department has a police reserve organization called the North Pole Police Reserve Association (NPPRA), which was established in 1993.

North Star Volunteer Fire Department

The purpose of the North Star Volunteer Fire Department is to provide emergency services, public education and assistance within the North Star Fire Service Area, using resources available, to reduce the impact of emergency incidents involving life, property, and the environment in a safe, efficient manner.

Salcha Fire & Rescue


Steese Volunteer Fire Department

The Steese Volunteer Fire Department shall strive to provide quality emergency services to the Steese Volunteer Fire and EMS Service Areas with the resources provided to us. We serve our residents with dedication and commitment. We shall endeavor to train our members to State of Alaska standards while placing an emphasis on safety in meeting department objectives.

UAF Fire Department

The University Fire Department exists to provide effective fire, rescue, and emergency medical services while preparing student employees for leadership in emergency services.

UAF Police Department

Our mission is a simple one: To provide a safe and secure environment for the staff, students, and visitors to campus. This commitment assures the University community that the police department will maintain constant vigilance over their property and personal safety. Our department employs professional sworn police officers and with our excellent emergency dispatch staff, we provide twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week service to the campus community. The UAF Police, Emergency Communication Center, and the professionals that comprise our department are integral parts of this campus community we proudly serve. We are honored for the opportunity to do so.


Village Public Safety Officers

The Village Public Safety Officer Program began in the late 1970's as a means of providing rural Alaskan communities with needed public safety services at the local level. The program was created to reduce the loss of life due to fires, drowning, lost person, and the lack of immediate emergency medical assistance in rural communities.

The Village Public Safety Officer Program was designed to train and employ individuals residing in the village as first responders to public safety emergencies such as search and rescue, fire protection, emergency medical assistance, crime prevention and basic law enforcement. The presence of these officers has had a significant impact on improving the quality of life in the participating villages.

Volunteers in Policing

The Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program acknowledges and facilitates the important contribution of volunteers to the delivery of police services to the community and the efforts they make to ensure a safer place to live.

When citizens who receive police services are helping design, prioritize, and even deliver those services, a closer connection is made between the Police Department and the public. This is what community policing is all about.