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Thank you for contacting the City of Seward Fire Department and Building Department. Beginning March 17th, the City of Seward has moved to a Level III Emergency Operations level in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At such time, all non-essential personnel were instructed to stay home for the immediate future. All City offices have been closed to the public until April 24th or until otherwise determined. Emergency services will still be provided as needed.

Until this operations level has been lifted or reduced, please be patient as remote responses will be used for the duration.

In the event that you have a time sensitive issue please contact the essential person for the Fire and building department, Fire Chief Clinton Crites via or 907-224-3445. Please leave a detailed message or email and we will respond as soon as we are available.

Thank you in advance,


Clinton Crites

Fire Chief



Mission Statement

Dedicated to the protection of life and property through prevention, education, and emergency response.

In 2006 Seward Volunteer Fire Fighters celebrated 100 years of service. Seward Fire Department and the City of Seward have an ISO classification of a 3/3Y. The Seward Fire Department consists of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief, and an Administrative Assistant along with 25 dedicated volunteer firefighters and auxiliary members.  Our members give their time and energy to the community by performing the following services:

  • Fire Suppression - Structural, Marine, and Wildland/Urban Interface
  • Fire & Life Safety Inspections
  • Auto Extrication
  • Fire Prevention & Education
  • Mountain and Water Rescue
  • Mutual Aid with other agencies

If you are interested in volunteering with the Fire Department, Firefighter or auxiliary positions are open. Stop by the Fire Station at 316 Fourth Avenue during business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm) to pick up an application or come to one of our trainings.

Volunteer Fire Training occurs every Wednesday at 7:00 PM at the Fire Hall!

The Seward Volunteers sell T-Shirts, Patches, and Stickers, stop by the station to purchase.

To schedule a Station Tour, Public Education at your facility or a home/business life safety inspection, please call the office during business hours.

Emergency Management

Emergency Operations Plan

Seward Fire Department Knoxbox information

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