Tag Archives: Arcata Fire Protection District

Letter: A hummingbird loses its way, and an array of citizens and professionals rush to the scene

Letter: A hummingbird loses its way, and an array of citizens and professionals rush to the scene

The gal at the Fire Department made a call and then called me back – YES – the wonderful first responders were coming! In their big red truck! 

McKinleyville home lost in fire

Arcata Fire news release MCKINLEYVILLE HOME LOST IN FIRE (McKinleyville, CA) – At approximately 12:17 p.m. today, the Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the vicinity of Park and Sutter Roads in McKinleyville. The first arriving units were directed by bystanders to access the fire on Children’s, off Sutter Road.

Arcata Fire Dept. could get training to resolve ‘embedded racial inequities’

The company gave district staff and volunteers relatively low ratings based on a scale of one to five, with one being “absent,” two “emerging,” three “developing,” four “partial mastery” and five “mastery.” On the various race-related topics, the district mostly scored a one or a two.

MRCH rushes COVID vax to hundreds of frontliners

Mad River Community Hospital ARCATA – It has been nothing short of an extraordinary effort of cooperation between Mad River Community Hospital (MRCH) and multiple agencies in Humboldt County to administer over 300 vaccines to Hospital Tier 1A staff, with an additional 250-plus vaccines to 13 front line agencies staff to date.  “This has been

Arcata Fire hires consultant to study workforce reorganization

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – The Arcata Fire District is hiring a consultant to conduct a wage and classification study for its workforce as part of a reorganization effort as it gears up to hire more firefighters. On Dec. 8, a hesitant AFD Board of Directors voted 3-2, with directors Randy Mendosa and

Measure F passes, full fire service will be restored

Mad River Union ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – A special property tax to fund the Arcata Fire District was overwhelmingly passed on Election Day, Nov. 3. The second post-election report showed that 12,768 voters, or 75.31 percent, voted in favor of the property tax. Just 4,185 voters, or 24.69 percent, opposed the measure. Measure F needed at least