Arcata Professional Firefighters Association ARCATA – Since the failure of Measure R in March of 2020, one of the three fire stations of the Arcata Fire District has remained closed due to budget shortfalls. This has inevitably led to significant reductions in service and an unacceptable reduction in public safety. The 15 members of Arcata Professional…
The Arcata Fire District covers 62 square miles, protecting 37,000 people in the five communities of McKinleyville, Manila, Bayside, Jacoby Creek and Arcata. Three years ago, I joined the Fire District Board of Directors. Nicole Johnson and Rene Campbell are the directors representing the people in the areas of North and South McKinleyville. I along…
Anti-F’ers say whatever sounds good, true or not Uri Driscoll does it “again!” I just received my Voter Information Guide. Here is a quote from Mr Driscoll’s statement under Argument Against Measure F! He wrote, “Why does there appear to no longer be a deficit in AFD’s ledger? Just last year the failed Measure R…
Reality: In the near future Arcata Fire might not be able to go to medical aid calls. Arcata Mad River Ambulance provides outstanding service, but there are just two ambulances at any given time. Who do you want working to save the life of your loved one: well-meaning passerby, a cop or deputy with basic First Aid and CPR, or a well-trained and experienced EMT or medic who does this for a living?
The AFD is a single-purpose special district, independent from the City of Arcata and the County of Humboldt, which is governed by a board of directors who are elected by the voters. For more information and to find answers to frequently asked questions regarding Measure F, please visit arcatafire.org/measure-f.
“There is not enough room on this page to address the numerous misleading statements and untruths contained in the argument against Measure F. We are saddened the author has not taken time to learn extremely important facts before taking such a negative position on something as important as the safety of our community.”
“It has never been more apparent how crucial firefighters are to the safety of our community,” said HDSO President Jamie Barney, “as law enforcement officers, we rely on the medical expertise and mutual support of local fire agencies, and adequate staffing and equipment are obvious priorities in our community.”
Are you willing to risk your family, property, neighbor, or community for 26 cents a day? I would hope not. I ask that you support AFD and the dedicated firefighters who serve this organization with your YES vote in November.
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