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Arcata Fire picks new chief

Arcata Fire picks new chief

Arcata Fire District ARCATA – The Arcata Fire District announced Tuesday, April 26 that Assistant Chief Justin McDonald has been selected to fill the position of Fire Chief. He brings mopre than 22 years of experience with the Arcata Fire District, starting as a Volunteer in 1994 and working at almost every position in the organization.

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