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Arcata Fire District will train with live fire in McKinleyville

Arcata Fire MCKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Arcata Fire District will be training on the structure at 2200 McKinleyville Ave. At approximately 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, firefighters will conduct a live fire training burn where firefighters will be extinguishing room size fires inside the structure. The objective of the live fire training is

Siren removed, bell to return at AFD

Arcata Fire District ARCATA – This morning, April 8 cranes hoisted the siren from the top of the Arcata Station. The siren, which was used from about 1975 until the early 1990s to summon firefighters to respond, will be replaced with the historic fire bell. According to Chief Desmond Cowan, “The bell will be placed back on

Two dead in highway accidents

Arcata Fire District NOHUM – At approximately 6 p.m. today, March 31 Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a vehicle rollover on State Route 299 near Glendale with a possible entrapment. Minutes later they were dispatched to a second vehicle accident on south bound U.S. Highway 101 near State Route 299 in Arcata. Upon arrival of the

Fire destroys house on West End Rd.

The Arcata Fire Protection District (AFPD) responded to a structure fire at 10148 West End Road at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 9. Units from Blue Lake Fire also responded. Firefighters arrived and found that the house was fully involved in fire and access from the west was blocked by energized power lines that were lying

Desmond Cowan picked as new AFD fire chief

After announcing a shared services plan with Humboldt Bay Fire, then canceling it, the Arcata Fire Protection District Board (AFPD) last week appointed Assistant Chief Desmond Cowan as Fire Chief. Cowan is a 21-year Arcata firefighter who has worked at all ranks in the organization. He is the first local graduate of the National Fire

11 fires doused Saturday along Hwy. 101

Arcata Fire and Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte Unit were dispatched to a series of vegetation fires alongside U.S. Highway 101 between Clam Beach and Murray Road in McKinleyville Saturday afternoon, June 22. Joint efforts with Arcata Fire Protection District, Cal Fire, Westhaven Fire, Blue Lake Fire, Humboldt Bay Fire, Caltrans and CHP resulted in successful