With tight budgets and dwindling amounts of volunteer help, interior fire departments struggle with maintaining staffing. In 2011 the Steese Volunteer Fire Department came up with an idea to help — they began providing scholarships and a place to live for students who are going to UAF.
“We are able to staff two stations, two ambulances, two engines, with these scholarship folks to serve the community for minimal amount of money,” said Captain Ruth Church.
– PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: KTVF-TV NBC 11 Fairbanks
Source: SEAFC National Fire News