Friday, March 06 2015
Unalaska has a new fire chief. Twenty-year department veteran Zac Schasteen will take over the job starting Monday.
He’s been filling in as acting chief since November, when former fire chief Abner Hoage left to take the same job in Ketchikan.
But Schasteen has been with the department for most of his life, starting as a 16-year-old volunteer fire cadet and going on to be an EMT, firefighter and police officer.
"It’s been my passion since I was a kid," he says. "I’ve always really enjoyed public service. I just like it."