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Jesse Wood



A.A.S Municipal Fire Control



Wife, Molly Wood


Current Occupation: 

Captain at Fort Wainwright Fire Dept.


How many years were you with the University of Alaska Fire Department?

Just over two years. Was hired at the end of 2003 and left in Feb of 2006.


What is your favorite memory, story, experience, etc. while at the University Fire Department?

Setting up a prank dispatch on BC Styer’s birthday and soaking him with water when he walked out to the Battalion rig in the apparatus stalls.


Brief History/Biography: 

I started my fire service career in Fairbanks, AK in the Fall of 2002 as a volunteer at Chena-Goldstream Fire & Rescue. 12 years later I still serve at CGFR in the capacity of a Lieutenant and Acting Battalion Officer. I began the Fire Science Program at UAF in 2003 and was hired at the University Fire Department and the end of that year.  I worked on C-shift for my two year tour at UFD. I was under BC Styers, Captain Mead (Prior to his Promotion to BC) Captain Phillips, Captain Fleagle, and Captain House. I was hired at Fort Wainwright Fire Department in Feb. 2006 and still presently work there as a Captain assigned to E-91 at Sta. 3.