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7/30/2009  |  Contacts:          Sarah Erkmann, (907) 343-7103

Mayor Dan Sullivan today named Doug Schrage as the department’s acting fire chief.

Schrage, 46, will become acting chief effective Sat., Aug. 1. He has more than 20 years with the department, and most recently worked as deputy chief of operations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Fire and Emergency Management from Oklahoma State University.

“I have full confidence that Doug Schrage will perform well in this capacity, and thank him for his willingness to take the reins during this time of transition,” said Sullivan.

Schrage replaces Craig Goodrich, who retires on Fri., July 31.

“Chief Goodrich has the full respect and gratitude of the city he served for so many years,” said Mayor Sullivan. “We owe him a collective ‘thank you’ for his efforts on our behalf.”

Mayor Sullivan expects to name a permanent replacement in the coming weeks.