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Our Mission

To protect life and property and to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the residents of Anchorage.

 The following information was updated THURSDAY, JULY 18 at ​3:00pm.

The Emergency Operations Center is at Response Operations Level - NORMAL.

From the Anchorage Fire Department:


  1. ​​The BURN BAN is still in effect in Anchorage, however campfires are now allowed in designated locations in State Parks that are within the Municipality.

    To be clear: Outdoor fires are prohibited during the burn ban; this includes bon fires, campfires (other than State Parks), open flame cooking fires (except barbecues), portable outdoor fireplaces, fixed/built in outdoor fireplaces, grass or yard debris burning, and any other heat sources which have the potential to start a grass or wildland fire.

    The only outside heat sources allowed are barbecue grills (electric, gas & charcoal) and enclosed pellet grills (Traeger, etc.).

Contact AFD's Forester if you have questions at 267-4902.

To receive information, tips, and other messaging concerning emergency preparedness on your smartphone from the Office of Emergency Management, text your MOA Zip Code to 888-777 (Nixle).

You can also sign up at Nixle.com to receive email messages and adjust your account preferences.


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Frequently Ask Questions about evacuation and emergency sheltering 

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