Kachemak Emergency Services

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Late last month, firefighters stomped out three fires in just a couple of days. Two of those blazes burned mostly grass and trees, but one burned a cabin and everything inside to the ground. Alonzo Lang rented the cabin on his friend’s property. Now, he’s rebuilding both his own life and his 4-year-old daughter’s. But he’s not doing it alone.

Lang is feeding his two pet pigs.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

More than two weeks after the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 dead, including two Alaskans, victims are still being treated, but Alaskans also responded to the shooting. Travis Ogden is a firefighter and a medic with Kachemak Emergency Services, which serves the area just northeast of Homer. Ogden was one of more than 180 Red Cross responders that helped treat victims after shooter Stephen Paddock fired hundreds of rounds into the crowded Route 91 Harvest country music festival.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Emergency responders from around the Homer area responded to a worst-case scenario Saturday, a fake bomb threat on a plane, followed by a live mock crash at the Homer Airport. The drill, organized by state officials and local authorities, not only allowed the city to test its disaster response plan, but it also maintained certifications that allow Homer to provide vital emergency services.

“Without this exercise every three years, we’re not in compliance with our firefighting program for FAA,” said Kevin Jones, manager of Homer’s airport.

Photos Contribute to Fire Investigation

Sep 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of Kachemak Emergency Services

Photos can be a valuable resource for fire departments investigating the cause of fires. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to a house fire Saturday, August 29th and Fire Chief Bob Cicciarella says pictures taken by a member of the public are contributing to the investigation. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.