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Roy Browning


A.A.S. Fire Science-Municipal Fire Control, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, B.S. Fire and Emergency Services Administration, Colorado State University, Paramedic-Swedish Medical, Englewood, Co.


Susan Browning, Wife

Current Occupation:

Deputy Chief, Central Emergency Services, KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH, Soldotna, Alaska

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

 1986-1988, 1990-1992 four years.

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

University Fire Dept. and UAF are full of fond memories and the brotherhood that was bonded is second to none.  The brothers and sisters, and anyone connected to the fire department have become life-long friendships.   

Brief History/Biography:

  I was raised in a military family, which is how we ended up at Ft. Greely, Alaska.  After attaining the rank of Eagle Scout I joined the Fire Explorer program with the Delta Junction Vol. Fire Dept.  That is where the career started.  I spent four years in the University Fire Dept., was hired shortly afterwards with the City of Kenai Fire Dept.  I married my dear wife, Susan and then went to Denver for Paramedic school.  I was hired on with Central Emergency Services in Soldotna, Alaska as a firefighter/paramedic.  Three years later, I accepted a lateral firefighter position with the Aurora Fire Dept. in Aurora, Colorado.  Spent the next 14 years becoming an Avalanche and Bronco Fanatic!  Also during that time I was a member of the Hazmat team, Technical Rescue Team, FEMA USAR Task force and a Company Officer for Aurora.  In the summer of 2013 I accepted a position back with Central Emergency Services-Kenai Peninsula Borough as the Deputy Chief.  Brining Susan and I full circle back to Alaska!