Doug Albrecht started his fire service career at the age of 18 as a volunteer Firefighter/ EMT. Since then he has
spent 6 years in the United States Air Force - Air National Guard, 3 of those years working in Civil Engineering and
3 years as a Fire Crash Rescue Nationally Certified Firefighter - I. After his service with the Air Force,
Douglas was employed with the Alaska Division of Forestry in 1991. He is currently the Coastal Region Fire
Training and Prevention Officer, based out of Palmer. Doug is a certified wildland investigator and a training instructor for the Alaska Division
of Forestry. He is currently obtaining his degree in fire science.
Boothby bio is soon to come...
Plumb started his fire service career with Cordova Volunteer Fire Department in 1984. He served
as President of the Alaska State Fire Fighters Association from 1992 to 1994. In 2000, Bob left the city of Cordova
to take a job as a Deputy State Fire Marshal with the Alaska State Fire Marshal's Office. He has been assigned
to the Juneau Office since 2001. Over the years, Bob has attended numerous classes around the State of Alaska and
at the National Fire Academy. Bob has been a member of AAFAI and IAAI since 2001 and in 2010 received his IAAI-CFI Certification.
Ryan Welde bio is soon to come...
Grooms started his fire service career in the summer
of 1973 as a wildland firefighter in Montana. Since then, he has been in several volunteer and paid fire department positions.
He has a background in construction and building contracting which has given him an advantage in understanding
how buildings are fabricated. His professional career began as a Code Enforcement Officer, and then Building
Inspector, Commercial Plans Examiner and now as a Deputy State Fire Marshal with the Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Numerous training hours and certifications in firefighting, building construction, and inspection
as well as arson investigation have increased his knowledge and awareness.
the Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal for the City of Fairbanks Fire Department. He is also a volunteer
Assistant Fire Chief for the North Star Volunteer Fire Department. Ernie is a CFEI (Certified Fire &
Explosion Investigator) with the National Association of Fire Investigators. Originally from Northwest
Indiana (just outside Chicago), he started his emergency services career in 1973 with the US Army Fire Department at Ft. Rucker
(Alabama) before being assigned to Alaska US Army Garrison Fire Department at Ft. Wainwright. Since starting
his career, he has worked for the military fire department, US BLM, Department of Defense Fire Protection, US Air Force Fire
Protection, Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office, North Star Volunteer Fire Department, and now the City of Fairbanks
Fire Department. He is (since 1984) an adjunct instructor with the University of Alaska CTC (Community
& Technical College) in the Fire Science Program. Ernie is currently a member of the ICC Fire Service
Governing Committee appointed by the Western Fire Chiefs Association. His passion is fire prevention and
has been a strong advocate of residential fire sprinklers as well as fire safety education. He is an NFPA
LNTB and RISK Watch Champion and has worked to implement and been part of various fire and life safety education programs
both locally and statewide. He lives in the Fairbanks area with his wife Maureen and raised four sons one of which has
chosen the fire service as a career and is currently a Firefighter/ Paramedic with the Memphis Fire Department (TN). His
vision is … Looking to the future…a Fire Free Alaska.