Fire Chief - Douglas Schrage
Doug Schrage is the Fire Chief of the University of Alaska Fire Department in Fairbanks. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer for the Anchorage Fire Department where he served for over 25 years, holding every rank through Deputy Chief. Chief Schrage began his career in 1981 as a student fire fighter in the University Fire Department that he now leads.
Chief Schrage has a master's degree in Fire and Emergency Management from Oklahoma State University, a baccalaureate degree in Fire Service Administration from Western Oregon University, and an associate’s degree in Fire Service Administration from the University of Alaska. He is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer and is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary doctoral degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Chief Schrage currently serves as the Western Fire Chiefs Association Alaska vice president and is past president of the Alaska Fire Chief’s Association. He is active in the Alaska fire service and education communities and holds several professional memberships. Chief Schrage and his wife, Mary, of 24 years have raised three sons, Calvin, Benjamin and Aaron, who are all attending the University of Alaska.