Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Oct. 22, 2020

Fort Greely Fire and Emergency Services Complete Advanced Rescue Training

By Angela J. Glass U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Greely Public Affairs

FORT GREELY, Alaska -- U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Greely Fire and Emergency Services certified 33 employees to serve as team members qualified to provide rescue assistance in a confined space rescue environment Oct. 16 after completing a three week, agency mandated, training course given at the Fort Greely Fire Department.

Instructors traveled from the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute at the University of Maryland to teach the course.

The training course satisfied all prerequisite knowledge, skills and objectives to safely execute technical rescue operations in a confined space, above or below ground. The course included identifying, assessing and mitigating confined space hazards and then safely accessing and rescuing trapped victims.

Fort Greely Fire Department Chief Jesse Halterman is proud of his entire team for completing such a strenuous training while still being prepared for real life emergency responses.

“It is imperative that our emergency personnel are qualified to respond to risks on and off post that could possibly include rescue from confined spaces or collapsed infrastructure,” said Halterman.

The Fort Greely Fire Department maintains Mutual Aid Agreements with the Missile Defense Agency and communities along the Richardson and Alaska highway.

“The Fort Greely Fire and Emergency Services is a part of Delta Junction, and Delta Junction is a part of Fort Greely,” said Halterman. “We not only want to provide emergency rescue assistance on our installation, but for our community partners as well.”

Taking care of our community is a garrison priority.

“I am proud of our emergency response personnel and the relationships they have developed with our community partners,” said Lt. Col. Joel Johnson, garrison commander.

Fort Greely serves as the home for the nation’s Ground Based Midcourse Defense anti-ballistic missile system and is located about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is also the home of the Cold Regions Test Center. It is named in honor of Major General Adolphus Greely.

Like Us
Follow Us



Expanding Maritime Partnership: Thailand, U.S. 2022 CARAT Exercise
Expanding Maritime Partnership: Thailand, U.S. 2022 CARAT Exercise
May 23, 2022 - GULF OF THAILAND – Royal Thai and U.S. navies begin maritime training during the 28th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, May 23.Taking place in the Gulf of Thailand, the exercise highlights...

Japan-U.S. Joint Leaders’ Statement: Strengthening the Free and Open International Order
May 23, 2022 - THE WHITE HOUSE STATEMENTS AND RELEASES. Today, Japan and the United States affirm a partnership that is stronger and deeper than at any time in its history. Guided by our shared values; anchored by our common commitment to...

Remarks by President Biden and President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea at the Air Operations Center’s Combat Operations Floor on Osan Air Base
May 23, 2022 - THE WHITE HOUSE: Osan Air Base, Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea. 1:52 P.M. KSTPRESIDENT BIDEN: First of all, I want to say thank you. And I wish you’d work on your biceps a little bit. (Laughter.) And you too, pal. It’s about...

Strong Alliances, Soldier Readiness Key to Deterring Aggression in the Pacific
Lt. Gen. Bill Burleson, Eighth Army commanding general, led a panel discussing
May 23, 2022 - HONOLULU, Hawaii -- With the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and numerous security challenges across the Indo-Pacific region, the stage was set for informative discussions at the 2022 Land Forces of the Pacific symposium, or...

Fort Shafter Soldiers Participate in Marara 22
U.S. and French soldiers take a break after establishing tactical control points in Huahine, French Polynesia during Marara 22. Marara 22 reinforces multinational partnerships by building readiness and interoperability for future contingencies throughout the Indo-Pacific. Through training, skill-sharing, and cultural exchanges, partnerships and allies share common interests in ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific through bilateral military-military engagements.
May 23, 2022 - HAUHINE, French Polynesia - Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters and Charlie Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Shafter, Hawaii participated in Marara 22 from May 7 – 20, 2022.As part of the...