Acting Fire Chief - Forrest Kuiper
UAF Fire Department
159 University Park, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Forrest Kuiper has been working in the fire service since 1997 when he started working at UAF as a student firefighter. He became an auxiliary firefighter in 2000, then worked as a safety officer at UAF Codes and Safety until 2003.
In the spring of 2003, Chief Kuiper began his full-time career position as a Captain with University Fire Department. After 14 rewarding years serving as Captain, beginning the fall of 2017 he currently serves as Battalion Chief of C Platoon while maintaining his State of Alaska EMT III certification as well.
Chief Kuiper earned an associate degree in Fire Science; associate degree in Hazardous Materials; a baccalaureate degree in Emergency Management; and a masters degree in Public Administration, all from the University of Alaska. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.