This Nikiski Fire Service Area was established on August 19, 1969 and was the first fire service area in the Borough.
The seven-member board is elected for three-year terms. The service area provides fire protection, emergency medical services, and search and rescue capabilities to a population of 5,500 within a 6,000 square mile area that includes the Cook Inlet and major industrial complexes critical to the Borough.
Many of the 20 permanent employees, 15 on-call, and 10 volunteer members are cross-trained to respond not only to fire and medical emergencies but also specialize in high angle, confined space, industrial firefighting, cold water surface and dive rescue.
Four fire stations are located within the service area. Two stations are located on the Kenai Spur Highway, at Milepost 17.9 and 26.5. The other two stations are located in Beluga and Tyonek. Members respond on average to 900 emergency calls a year.