We are so honored to be recognized this way. The department as a whole is made up of many dedicated working hands. Hands who have other jobs, families, and responsibilities. The hard work, sacrifices, and leadership of our team is what makes these accomplishments happen. Also, thank you to our supportive community who makes all of this possible.
Thank you Kenai Peninsula Borough and Mayor Pierce for your visit!
Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department plays such a vital role to the people in and around that community. Under the leadership of Fire Chief Connie Bacon, one ot...her paid staff member, and twenty-eight volunteers, call this place their home away from home.
Fifteen of these Fire Fighters are Emergency Trauma Technicians, ten are EMT’s, thirteen are Fire Fighters trained, four are Certified Fire Instructors, twenty-eight are CPR trained, thirteen are Hazmat trained, and one Fire Investigator.
Since 2016, they have taught thirty-nine CPR Community Training courses, fielded 530+ emergency calls, with the majority of those calls being medical calls. If there is a medical emergency in the Bear Creek area, it is nice to know that you have trained professionals on their way to help you at a moment’s notice.
Mayor Charlie Pierce and his Chief of Staff John Quick recently visited Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department and were blown away by their equipment, the caliber of the facility, and the people that represent this fire station.
Chief Bacon is a great leader, and we congratulate her on running such an excellent operation.
Please ensure that you are taking care of your Christmas tree to prevent a fire in your home.
Contact one of your local Seward area first responders to get a hold of one of these raffle tickets! Both Seward Fire Department and Bear Creek Fire Department have tickets available. Support your local first responders!
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING FOR KENAI LAKE AND THE KENAI RIVER FROM COOPER LANDING TO SKILAK LAKE
The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a
Flood Watch for Kenai Lake and Kenai River from Cooper Landing to Skilak Lake.
PRIMARY CAUSE: Glacial Lake Outburst from Snow glacier dammed lake.
TIMING: From Friday morning through Monday morning.
REASON FOR FLOOD WATCH:
The Snow glacier dammed lake is releasing at this time. Water levels on the Snow River are steadily rising and are reflective of previous outburst events. Expect a significant water level increase on Kenai Lake through the weekend.
Water will likely rise to the point of flooding the Primrose campground and other low lying areas by Friday afternoon.
Water may continue to rise on the Kenai Lake and Snow and Kenai Rivers through the weekend and early next week.
Water levels on the Kenai River below Skilak Lake will likely see a more moderate increase to bankfull conditions by early next week.
There is considerable uncertainty of water volumes released and drain rates during glacial dammed lake outbursts. This particular event is anticipated to coincide with several days of precipitation.
Low-lying areas ABOVE Skilak Lake are anticipated to see moderate flooding at the culmination of this event.
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding.
You are encouraged to closely monitor this weather situation.
Preparation for this potentially dangerous weather event should begin now.
Hard to believe that two years have flown by since President Obama visited the Seward area and Alaska. It was an honor and privilege to have hosted the Secret Service and their vehicle fleet during the President's tour of Resurrection Bay and Exit Glacier.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management is conducting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class in Seward early in September.
All sessions, with the exception of the final day, will take place at the Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 13105 Seward Highway.
Ham license review and testing coming up at Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department this Fall. Go legit with your own call sign and help your community be prepared.
Send an email to email@example.com for more details and to RSVP.
On July 24, BCVFD Chief Bacon and volunteers responded to a mutual aid dispatch to a Seward Volunteer Fire Department scene involving a confirmed structure fire on Madison in downtown Seward.
Thanks to fast thinking on the part of the homeowner and a swift response by both departments, the fire was quickly knocked down with minor damage.
"...Data from the Dallas Fire Department and found that crash-related incidents involving apparatus were three times greater for red or red and white fire trucks compared to lime-yellow and white trucks."
We get a lot of questions and many confused kids about our "go green or go home" attitude on fire truck colors. Here's a quick read on some historical and scientific proof why green is better.