Doug Schrage has 39 years of experience as a firefighter and fire officer. He currently serves as the fire chief of the Anchorage (Alaska) Fire Department, where he has served for over 25 years.
Chief Schrage earned a master’s degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration at Oklahoma State University, a baccalaureate degree in Fire Service Administration from Western Oregon University, and an associate degree in Fire Science from the University of Alaska. He completed the four-year Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy and is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Chief Schrage serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs and is past president of the Western Fire Chiefs Association and the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association.
Chief Schrage is active in the community, serving on numerous boards and commissions. He is active in Rotary, has led major fundraising campaigns for the American Heart Association and the United Way, and served a medical mission in Weining, China. In his spare time, Chief Schrage and his wife, Mary, enjoy flying their family bush plane, big game hunting, beer making, and recreating at their remote cabin. Together they have raised three sons, Calvin, Benjamin and Aaron.