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Ben Simonds
  • 42, Male
  • Soldotna
  • United States
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Lives in:
Soldotna, Alaska
Central Emergency Services, State Fire Marshals Office
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
A very young and inexperienced fire department due to retirement
Professional Qualifications:
EMT instructor
Fire instructor II
Rope Rescue
Swift Water Instructor
Fire investigator I
Topics you provide training for:
Truck Ops
Heavy Rescue
Technical Rescue
Areas of expertise:
Heavy Rescue
Technical Rescue
Started in the Fire service in 1999. Attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks where I got both my fire and EMS degrees. I currently work for a department in Soldotna, Ak. 33 full time guys along with paid on-calls make up our deparment. I also teach for the State Fire Marshals office remotely. In 2006 I started my own EMS/ Fire instruction company called Strike the Box
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After doing some code Red teaching written May 11th,2008

f you want to read the good stuff skip towards the bottom. At least I warned ya

Once again home from my travels. This time It was a 12 hour flight home.

Which in most cases would have taken me almost to New Zealand or

somewhere warmer or more interesting. On the return flight I was able

to enjoy most of the remaining villages scattered throughout what is

considered YK that I had not been too.

Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. Few words can describe this… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2008 at 2:04am — 2 Comments

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At 9:37pm on March 16, 2009, SHANE SMITH said…
Hey, I am sorry, I hope all is well with you, Dig this....the other night at our chapter meeting they voted me as FOOL of the year and one of the perks is I am sponsered to attend the convention. So I talked to the wife and it looks like we will be heading that way. I am very excited.
Hows life? Been fishing at all

At 9:56am on March 1, 2009, Tim Kelahan said…
Yes why Miss me?
At 11:12am on January 16, 2009, Sean D Wisner said…
Brother Ben,
Fill us in on the details of the Alaska Leadership Conference... Very cool. I am trying to get funding to come down for it.
At 5:51pm on January 12, 2009, SHANE SMITH said…
Hey Brother WTF !!!!! Tell me you werent in Seattle and didn't call??? Let me guess OC was about 65-68 degrees?? How nice is that !! All is good drop me a line sometime.
At 9:18pm on January 7, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey!!! You ain't got no chatter goin on har'! WTF? How you doin? I just got off the phone with Greg Coon, he says its -30 there. Wanna trade? I'm tired of -50.
At 9:16pm on November 23, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Ben

I know you've been in touch with the others, so I have stressed to much about calling. Mainly because the phone is ringing so much I can't hardly get a call out myself. I will call you tonight if I can. Thanks for being there.

At 7:47pm on November 15, 2008, Rick Lasky said…
Thanks buddy and yes I did. Thanks brother!!! Email me your mailing address at, your size and I'll take care of you.

Be safe pal!
At 2:17pm on November 7, 2008, Brent Kaiser said…
Hey Ben, hope you are feeling better Brother. Zinc and vitamin C helps. Unless it's a hangover, then a bloody mary usually works better :) I put some new pictures up from the convention, enjoy.
At 4:44pm on October 3, 2008, Tim Kelahan said…
Whats up little Brother Ben -
Make it home OK?
Do I get an invite to the leadership conference or what?
At 12:23pm on September 25, 2008, Casey Johnson said…
I'm listening to Alex tell war stories... The burning starts when he runs out of hot air.

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