University Fire Department to celebrate 50th anniversary

Marmian Grimes

The University Fire Department will celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer with a reunion July 18-19 in Fairbanks.

Early registration for the event, which is open to UFD alumni and guests, runs through May 31. The $105 registration fee ($50 for children 10 and under) includes all regular activities, the Friday night catered barbecue dinner, the Saturday picnic lunch, the Saturday evening three-hour dinner cruise with live music, and ground transportation as needed. Regular activities include a gathering at the fire hall, an evening at The Pub and participation in the Golden Days parade. An optional 18-hole golfing activity on Sunday is $42 and includes greens fees and cart rental.

A full schedule, as well as registration and travel information, is available online at After May 31, registration fees increase to $150.

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