City of Kenai, Alaska

CITY OF KENAI FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 



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Fire Chief | Assistant Chief | Fire Marshal

 



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OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

The Kenai Fire Department is dedicated to safeguarding the lives, property, and environment of our community through exceptional services in education, preparedness, prevention and response to emergency incidents.

The Kenai Fire Department is responsible for fire protection, emergency medical services, hazardous material response, and related emergencies within the Kenai City Limits and the Kenai Municipal Airport . The department is also responsible for non-emergency functions including fire investigations, code enforcement, fire inspections, and fire safety and injury prevention programs within the community.

In November of 2010 the department added three (3) additional firefighters to bring our staffing level to eighteen (18) uniformed personnel and one (1) administrative assistant. Members provide professional emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the citizens of Kenai. In addition, the department provides airport firefighting services to the Kenai Municipal Airport . The airport station is staffed by one (1) person, seven (7) days a week and is there to meet FAA requirements for Part 139 flights.

The Kenai Fire Department's vehicle apparatus consists of three Class A structural fire engines, one 95' aerial platform, two aircraft rescue fire fighting vehicles, one squad truck, two fully equipped ALS ambulances, two staff vehicle and one Chief's command vehicle. Off road capabilities include a 4X4 Polaris Ranger and a rigid hull inflatable boat for river and salt water response.

The run volume for the department continues to climb by around 8% to 12% a year with July continually being our busiest month. This year (2011) the department's run volume is actually up 15% from August of the previous year. This can be attributed to many factors but must include the vast outdoor activities that the area brings, along with additional tourism and weekend visitors from other parts of the state.

 

Below is a snap shot of 2010's run volume.


Because of the department's high professional standards, the City of Kenai is currently rated ISO CLASS 3.

PHILOSOPHY AND VISION:
Members of the Department work together as a cohesive team to carry out our mission to our customers. We have embraced a progressive customer service philosophy that drives our day-to-day operations. We seek dedicated individuals for all positions who have demonstrated experience in community service and value non-traditional thinking and methods to accomplish our mission. Input from every person in the organization is encouraged through an open door philosophy at every level in the organization. Pride, professionalism, fairness, respect, diversity and safety are among the basic core values that drive our successful organization.

Members of the Department are experienced professionals with a strong commitment to high quality customer service. Members are technically proficient and highly organized, with ethical values and integrity that are beyond reproach in this position of public trust. They strike a balance between technical knowledge on one hand and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus on the other in a way that honors dignity, mutual respect and diversity.

Members are self-motivated and recognize that individual success is gauged by the success of other employees and organizations. They create and are willing to consider innovative solutions and work collaboratively with firefighters and citizens to address education, prevention and other activities.

Members are team players with positive attitudes, serving as resources for connecting the department with the community and vise-versa. They have a vision of what safeguarding the community involves and are able to share this vision clearly and enthusiastically. They have a passion for a safe community and are diligent in pursuing this goal. They are willing and able to think & be creative, and work independently in a direction related to our mission and vision.

Members participate as active members of the Kenai community with empathy, compassion and sensitivity. They are advocates for the needs of the community.


 



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