Did You Know?

Every October, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) observes Fire Prevention Safety Week for families to plan, prepare and think about the importance of fire safety. Of course, every week is a good week to talk about fire safety because you never know when a fire emergency can strike. Here are a few fire safety tips and facts for you and your family to keep in mind..

Fire Safety Facts & Statistics
On average, seven people die in home fires every day.

Fire departments respond to an average of 355,400 home fires each year. Cooking appliances are the leading cause of home fires. 65 percent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors. It only takes 30 seconds for a small fire to spread.



The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has renewed a transportation grant to the State of Alaska Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, and the State has advised the Inter-Island Ferry Authority that the IFA has been accepted into the Veteran Federal Transportation Grant Program again this year!

Effective September 15, 2019, the IFA is authorized to issue PASSENGER ticketing to qualifying Veterans traveling in conjunction with healthcare needs.

Present your current Alaska Driver License or ID Card with VA endorsement, Armed Forces of the United States ID Card {Retiree}, 100% Disabled Veteran or VA Healthcare Card to qualify for this no-cost to Veterans program. Examples of these IDs can be seen at either Terminal or on the vessel. Escorts will be required to get prior authorization to travel from Forrest Powell. Forrest is the Grant Manager and Veterans can contact him at 907-334-0872 or

Travel under this Veteran Affairs Transportation Program applies to travel on the IFA’s Hollis and Ketchikan and (temporary) Metlakatla routes.

For Additional Grant Information:  Contact General Manager Ronald Curtis 907-401-3564 or

For Reservation Information: Contact Reservations at 866-308-4848

Thank You, Donna R. Halvorsen, Terminal Manager

Inter-Island Ferry Authority  866-308-4848, P.O. Box 495 Craig, AK 99921