The State Department of Natural Resources has lifted the Burn Closure for the Tanana Valley and several other areas of the state effective June 30 at 12:00. While the use of campfires and approved burn barrels is now permitted, the Fairbanks North Star Borough fireworks ban is still in place.

The National weather Service has issued a dense smoke advisory for the Fairbanks area.

The State Department of Natural Resources has issued a Burn Closure effective June 19 at 12:00. All open fires are prohibited by order of the State Forester until further notice.

CGFR Places Two New Apparatus In Service

Chena Goldstream has placed two new apparatus into service this spring, thanks to the support of the community and our Board of Directors. The first apparatus is our new brush unit. It is a 2015 Ford F450, equipped with a flatbed and a snowplow. During the summer months it carries our forestry firefighting skid unit and during the winter months carries a sanding unit for safety of winter time fires. The emergency lights were installed and wired with the hard work and dedication of the members of CGFR. This replaces a 1996 Ford F350 that was used as a brush rig and for snowplowing.

Wildland Red Card Training Link

RED CARD certification is now online:
Note: a field day including the pack test and shelter deployment is also required and is usually offered through Fairbanks Area Forestry in May.


Chena Goldstream Fire and Rescue Mission Statement
To provide the highest level of preservation of life and property at a reasonable cost,
Opportunity for growth and achievement for department members, and education and service to the public.