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Arcata Fire reports more fires, fewer volunteers

Arcata Fire reports more fires, fewer volunteers

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HOHUM – ​The Arcata Fire District (AFD) dealt with increased demand for responses last year as its number of volunteers continued to decline, according to a report from the county’s Fire Chiefs Association. The report shows that a trend of decreased volunteer recruitment continued in 2018. The AFD had 11

RV, propane tanks burn at McKinleyville mobile home park

Arcata Fire District EARLY MORNING FIRE IN RESIDENTIAL TRAILER PARK McKinleyville – At approximately 3:54 a.m. this morning, Arcata Fire District responded with three engines and two chief officers to a fire in a travel trailer on the 2300 Block of Central Avenue in McKinleyville. Crews arrived to a fully involvedresidential RV travel trailer with

Big Blue Café burns, other businesses evacuated

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – An electrical power generator is the cause of the Sunday fire that damaged Big Blue Café on the Plaza, leaving it and adjacent businesses and offices closed Monday. Assistant Fire Chief Sean Campbell said the generator had been placed at the restaurant’s back door, providing electricity to

Arcata Fire receives an off-road Gator

Arcata Fire District ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – The Arcata Fire District has recently taken delivery of a new John Deere Gator. This all-terrain vehicle will be used to fight fires in areas not accessible by a traditional fire engine such as local forests, beaches and community trail systems. It carries equipment for both fire and rescue.  This new

Arcata Fire: what does the fire department really do? More than you may think

Recently on a call for service, I was sharing with the individual some of the services we provide and I was asked, “How come I’ve never heard about any of this?” and the best I could come up with was that we don’t advertise.  Surely, you are aware that your Arcata Fire District responds to

Arcata Fire’s directors serve their five divisions

Rene Campbell Arcata Fire Board President The third Tuesday evening of every month you will find five people with differing backgrounds and experience serving on the Arcata Fire District Board. In conjunction with Fire Chief, they look at budget items, emergency equipment needs, and ways of educating the public around emergencies. The District was initially

There’s good news for Mack Town, and plenty of challenges

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – There are plenty of reasons for McKinleyville residents to feel cheery and optimistic about their town’s future. On the flip side, the unincorporated community – along with all of Humboldt County – faces some daunting challenges. All of this was discussed Jan. 17 during the McKinleyville Chamber of

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