Training and Education Bureau
Welcome to the Training and Education Bureau.
The Training and Education Bureau provides fire training and public fire
education services to the Alaskan fire service and all sectors of the Alaskan
Fire Training provides effective leadership, coordination and support for fire
prevention and suppression programs to Alaska's Fire and Emergency Services
Community losses from disasters.
Public Fire Education promotes
fire and life safety issues through education. We focus on Fire Prevention to
reduce the possibility of injury or death from fire. It is our goal to eliminate
injuries and death from fires or burns.
Fire Training and Education Offices:
All Training and Education Bureau offices provide a wide variety of training
programs. Please visit the individual web pages below for a list of programs
offered by each office.
Training and Education Bureau Headquarters
The Headquarters of the Training and Education Bureau (TEB) is located in the
Department of Public Safety Headquarters Facility in Anchorage, Alaska. The TEB
Headquarters office provides program management and oversight of all TEB
programs and activities.
Programs handled directly from this office include the following:
Fire Department Accreditation
TEB accredits local training agencies to conduct training on behalf of the State
of Alaska. These accredited training institutions, such as local fire
departments, must adhere to approved state and national standards.
This accreditation program is an excellent way for a local department to use an
organized training method so that each student may complete certification
entirely at the local level. Contact TEB for an accreditation packet or download
Fire Department Registration
TEB manages the registration of local fire and emergency response agencies in
Alaska. Alaska state regulations require that every local organization that is
performing duties as a fire department be registered with the Division of Fire
and Life Safety. Departments registered with the state are sent an
annual survey and activity report that must be returned to maintain their
registration. Departments interested in becoming registered must contact
(907) 269-5625 for a complete
Fire Department Registration Packet.
The registration information is published each year in the Alaska Fire Department
Directory and is available here.
Alaska National Fire Incident Reporting System
The Alaska National Fire Inicident Reporting System (ANFIRS) objective is to help Alaska develop fire reporting and analysis capability for our own use, and to obtain data that can be used to more accurately assess and subsequently combat the fire problem at a State level. After we compile the data from Alaska fire departments, we forward it to the United States Fire Administration (USFA) where they gather and analyze information on the magnitude of the Nation's fire problem, as well as its detailed characteristics and trends.
Technical Assistance Teams
TEB has available technical assistance teams that can travel to communities
and/or departments to assist with fire issues or problems. Members of these
teams are selected from the Alaska fire service based on their experience and
the type of service requested. Communities requesting this support will be
responsible for travel and lodging for the team members.
These technical assistance teams can provide an outside viewpoint that is
sometimes valuable when looking at a particular issue.
For further information please contact:
Training and Education Bureau Supervisor
1140 Airport Heights Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 269-5789
Fax: (907) 269-0102