City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385
http://www.juneau.org

Capital City Fire/Rescue

 

About Capital City Fire / Rescue

   
Capital City Fire Rescue is a combination fire department with a staff of  33 career staff, 70 volunteers and 9 administrative staff. CCFR serves a population of over 31,000 residents year round. In the summer months, the population can increase up to 18,000 people per day from cruise ship passengers. There is 3,248 square miles in the City & Borough of Juneau. Much of this area is covered with ocean or ice fields. The fire service area covers 386 square miles on Douglas Island and the Juneau area out to 20 mile of the Veterans Memorial Highway.

 

CCFR also provides EMS and Rescue to areas outside of the fire service area. We operate a full service Air Medevac Program serving communities surrounding Juneau including: Angoon, Bartlett Cove, Elfin Cove, Excursion Inlet, Haines, Hoonah, Skagway and Tenakee Springs.

CCFR provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services (EMS) with four ambulances and two Advance Life Support equipped engines. We are staffed with twelve full time paramedics and twenty-one full time emergency medical technicians (EMT). This is supplemented with a volunteer EMS force of approximately 55 volunteers with certifications ranging from Emergency Trauma Technician to EMT.

 

May through September, CCFR hires four EMT’s to run a Basic Life Support ambulance to facilitate medical transports from the cruise ships, Bartlett Regional Hospital and private air ambulance services. During this five month period they handled approximately 500 calls for service. The benefit of this program is that it frees up the ALS ambulances to continue to respond to emergencies that require the higher level of care. This has reduced the number of times that all in service ambulances were unavailable due to the call load.

During 2012, Capital City Fire Rescue responded to 3,677 calls for service. This included 103 fire responses, 2,679 EMS responses, 289 alarms and 606 other calls for service.

 



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