Santa Rides Returns to Juneau December 16 and 17

Santa Claus is coming to Juneau! Capital City Fire/Rescue, Alaska State Firefighters Association Juneau Chapter, IAFF Local 4303, and Douglas Fire Association will once again bring some extra holiday cheer to Juneau as members of CCFR and their families parade the streets of Juneau together with Santa.

On Friday, December 16, Santa will ride through the Mendenhall Valley and on Saturday, December 17, Santa will visit Lemon Creek before riding through Downtown and Douglas.

  • On Friday, December 16, at 6 p.m., Santa will begin his Mendenhall Valley route at Glacier Valley Elementary School and end at Glacier Valley Church of God.
  • On Saturday, December 17, at 4 p.m., Santa will visit Gruening Park in Lemon Creek.
  • On Saturday, December 17, at 6 p.m., Santa will begin his Downtown and Douglas route at Mount Roberts Tramway and end at Douglas Fire Station.

Download the full route maps here.

Please maintain a 6 foot distance from those outside your bubble and wear masks when social distancing is not possible. And the holiday spirit would not be complete without candy canes; all candy canes will be individually wrapped and distributed by volunteers in masks.

For more information, visit asfajuneau.org/santa-rides or see the 2022 flier.

For questions, please contact Assistant Chief Ed Quinto at Ed Quinto at (907) 586-5322 ext. 4344 or ed.quinto@juneau.gov.

December 5th, 2022|

Landslide on Gastineau Avenue

Today, Monday, September 26, a landslide occurred in the area above 187 Gastineau Avenue at approximately 6:20 PM. Capital City Fire Rescue, the Juneau Police Department, and the City and Borough of Juneau are currently on the scene coordinating the response.

The landslide damaged two homes in the area and displaced some homeowners; no injuries have been identified at this time. Streets are closed surrounding the slide area and residents in the area have been asked to evacuate. The response team asks that the public do not come within a block of the slide area to ensure public safety and allow for a swift and smooth response.

The landslide has had a significant impact on streets and power lines. A large amount of debris is in the streets and power remains out to customers in parts of downtown Juneau. Street crews will clear the area tomorrow morning with the onset of daylight conditions. When enough debris has been cleared, AEL&P will work to restore power to customers in the area.

The Red Cross is supporting residents impacted by the landslide and the surrounding evacuation order. Those in need of services should contact Taylor Sausen at (907) 406-0962.

We expect additional rain over the next 18 hours and ask that residents stay alert to the latest weather conditions and emergency announcements.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

September 26th, 2022|

Public Comment Open for Capital City Fire Rescue FY21-FY23 Spending Plan of Title III Funds

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 was reauthorized and signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021. This reauthorization allows for new uses of Title III payments to states. The City and Borough of Juneau’s Capital City Fire and Rescue program proposes the FY21-23 spending plan for eligible expenditures under Title III. The full proposal can be found on the City’s website, at the link below.

Following the 45-day public comment period, and after taking into full consideration the comments received, the City and Borough of Juneau will issue a decision on the proposed use of funds. This proposal will not pass through the City and Borough of Juneau’s Assembly for public hearing. The FY21 and FY22 funds have already been appropriated and the revenue received with the adoption of the FY21 and FY22 city budgets, and the Assembly intends to appropriate the funds to Capital City Fire and Rescue for the purpose outlined in the full proposal in FY23 through the adoption of the FY23 City Budget.

Comments may be submitted in writing by October 3, 2022 to the City’s Finance Office via email to adrien.speegle@juneau.org or via postal mail to 155 Municipal Way, Juneau, Alaska 99801.

FY21-23 CCFR Secure Rural Schools Act Title III – County Funds (SEC. 301-304) Spending Plan Proposal

August 11th, 2022|

Juneau under fire weather watch

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Juneau and surrounding areas due to persistent warm and dry weather. Open burning is not recommended at this time; however, a suspension is not yet in effect. A burn ban will be put into place if the watch escalates to a red flag warning.

In especially warm and dry conditions, fires in lightweight fuels such as grass and brush can spread very quickly, especially up hill.

Risk will decrease as humidity increases and when rain resumes.

For more information, visit the National Weather Service.

June 1st, 2022|

Santa Claus is coming to Juneau Dec. 17 & 18

Santa Claus is coming to town! Capital City Fire/Rescue, along with Alaska State Firefighters Association – Juneau Chapter, Juneau Firefighters Local 4303, and Douglas Fire Association, look forward to bringing some holiday cheer to the Juneau community with the annual Santa Rides event. Santa will be riding through the Mendenhall Valley on Friday, December 17; Downtown Juneau and Douglas on Saturday, December 18; and a Santa visit in Lemon Creek on Saturday, December 18:

  • On Friday, December 17, at 6 p.m. Santa will begin his Mendenhall Valley route at Glacier Valley Elementary School and end at Glacier Valley Church of God.
  • On Saturday, December 18, at 4 p.m. Santa will visit Gruening Park in Lemon Creek.
  • On Saturday, December 18, at 6 p.m. Santa will begin his Downtown and Douglas route at Mount Roberts Tramway and end at Douglas Fire Station.

During the Santa events, please maintain 6 feet from those outside your bubble and wear masks when social distancing is not possible.

For the safety of first responders and their families participating in Santa Rides, community members should refrain from hugging Santa or Mrs. Claus this year. Waves and smiles are encouraged. And the holiday spirit would not be complete without candy canes; all candy canes will be individually wrapped and distributed by volunteers in masks and gloves.

For more information on this event, including routes, go to asfajuneau.org/santa-rides or this flier.

December 1st, 2021|