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Community Projects 

Smoke Detectors

The Port of Valdez received a $386 donation to purchase smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are being purchased for local residents needing detectors in their homes. Port of Valdez members provide free installation of the detectors. 

2014 Garage Sale for Christmas Lights

The Port of Valdez Chapter raised money for Christmas Lights to decorate the fire station by having a garage sale. A kind man also generously gave a $130 donation. This amounted to $956.11.

2014 Polar Bear Splash-In

The chapters raised $1,800 this year.  Projects supported include smoke detector program, children's eyeglass program, Valdez educational scholarships and fire relief. Since October, $3,000 has been given to those suffering fire loss in the Valdez Community. Five Valdez High School students received scholarships this year for college.

2013 Polar Bear Splash-In

The Port of Valdez and Alyeska firefighter chapters raised over $4,400  for Valdez community projects.   There were three scholarships given to graduating seniors at Valdez High School. Teanna Hutchison - $1250, Emily Merioles - $1000 and Drew Chapman - $750 received the scholarships.

2012 Splash-In Scholarships

Recipients of the educational scholarships include: Sarah Rountree, Victoria Hedmann, Gretchen Kuchin, Hannah Norris, Samantha Keeney, Shyanna Rich, Lacey Albright, Kevin Simmons, Timi Miner, Maxwell Duffy, Anna-Grace Jeffries, Sam Masters, and Samantha Caudle.

2012 Splash-In Fundraiser

Over $2,400 was raised during the Splash-In. The Valdez Fire Department won the Coast Guard games for the first year. Thanks to all who attended.

The Port of Valdez 2011 X-MAS Fundraiser

The Port of Valdez Chapter raised over $1,600 for Alaskan rural families whose children are patients at Providence Children's Hospital in Anchorage.

2011 Polar Bear Splash-In

April 2, 2011 - The Port of Valdez and Alyeska Marine Terminal chapters joint fundraiser, the Polar Bear Splash-in, brought in $10,491.

May 2011 - Six scholarships were given to Valdez High School seniors. Congratulations to Cera L. Tetz, Courtney J. Knowles, Keriann Gilson, George Richard Keeney, Justin C. Black and Summer L Cawley.

2010 X-MAS Fundraiser

The Port of Valdez Chapter raised $1,466 for the state firefighter memorial move in Anchorage, AK, by delivering presents with Santa to kids around Valdez.

2011 Training Fundraiser

Former Valdez Fire Chief John Kelsey donated an I-Pad 2 that was raffled by the Port of Valdez Firefighters Association to send two firefighters to Municipal Fire School at Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in College Station, TX. Thanks to Suzie Koklich for arranging the two spots at the school. Members Bryan Vincent and Matt Smelcer attended the training.


Tammy Jones

Vice President 
Rhonda Williams 

Cecilia Sanchez-May