The 2021 Alaska Fire Conference in Fairbanks has been canceled due to the surge in cases of Covid-19 around the state and country, the planning committee for the event announced today.
“The safety of the public and the state’s first responders is of utmost importance to the command staff and this decision was not made easily,” the group wrote.
The annual conference, which was also skipped last year, rotates to various communities around the state and was to be in Fairbanks on Sept. 27 through Oct. 1.
Usually, over 100 fire and emergency services professionals attend these training conferences, which are also a boon to the local economy. Plus, wherever there’s a fire conference happening, the public has an enhanced level of safety.