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

(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

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