Tag Archives: Arcata Fire Protection District

Arcata Fire District: Get to know your local fire service

Arcata Fire District: Get to know your local fire service

How well do you know your local fire department? Today the Arcata Fire District extends from Arcata, north to Clam Beach, west to Manila and the Samoa Bridge, south to Indianola cutoff, and east to Fickle Hill and Jacoby Creek roads for approximately three miles. The Arcata Fire District is comprised of three fire stations

Emergency simulation tonight at HSU

Humboldt State University HSU – Housing & Residence Life at Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Tuesday, August 8 to test campus and community response teams.     The exercise will take place at 6 p.m. at a residence hall on campus. Media can contact 707.826.3390 for location information.   The simulation will be loud and include

Arcata Fire will look for new way to bring staffing up to standards

Arcata Fire Press Release MEASURE A REJECTED BY DISTRICT VOTERS (ARCATA, CA) – November 4, 2015 – Voters in the Arcata Fire District have rejected Measure A, a ballot measure that would have allowed the District to increase staffing at all three fire stations. Measure A received a 45 percent “Yes” vote. “Despite the fact that the

(UPDATE 2: TEST RING CANCELED) Arcata Fire bell up and running – OK, maybe not so much

MONDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Tuesday’s test-ring of the Arcata Fire bell has been canceled, according to Fire Chief Desmond Cowan, who cited electrical issues. “We will sound no chime before its time,” he vowed. He said the test could still occur this week. When it is time, the Union will announce the test in hopes of

McKinleyville Fire Station to get upgraded

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Later this summer, construction will begin on a project to expand and remodel the McKinleyville Fire Station. Before the estimated $1.5 million project begins, the fire engines, all of the gear and the firefighters will be moved to a temporary fire station located at 1525 School Rd., just

Old guard opposes fire dept. name change

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA/McKINLEYVILLE – Much to the consternation of some long-time volunteers and former employees, the Arcata Fire Protection District (AFPD) is contemplating a name change. Giving the fire department a new identity is among the many recommendations included in the latest draft of the district’s strategic plan, a document that would