Eddie Athey's Biography
Fire Chief Eddie Athey started in the Alaska fire service as an explorer with post #264 in Anchorage. Following graduation from high school Eddie joined the Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and served the community for 8.5 years. Life changes took Eddie to the Aleutian Islands where he served with Unalaska Department of Public Safety as a Corrections Officer, Fire Officer and then Fire Chief of the City of Unalaska. For the past 7 years Eddie has served as the Deputy Fire Chief for the City of Seward. Effective June 1, 2013 Eddie was promoted to Fire Chief/Building Official.
Eddie currently serves as the President of the Alaska State Firefighters Association and has been a member of this organization for the last 17 years. He is also a member of the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association, Alaska Association of Fire and Arson Investigators, Peninsula Fire Chiefs, Kenai Peninsula Emergency Services Inc. and is the Kenai Peninsula representative on the Southern Region EMS Council, Inc.
Eddie is a graduate of the UAF-TVC Law Enforcement program and maintains a wide variety of instructor credentials and certifications in Fire/EMS. Eddie also serves as a certifying officer for the Alaska Fire Standards Council.
Eddie and his wife Betsy have two boys ages 18 and 13, and two girls ages 11 and 10.