Tag Archives: Noon siren

Siren removed, bell to return at AFD

Siren removed, bell to return at AFD

Arcata Fire District ARCATA – This morning, April 8 cranes hoisted the siren from the top of the Arcata Station. The siren, which was used from about 1975 until the early 1990s to summon firefighters to respond, will be replaced with the historic fire bell. According to Chief Desmond Cowan, “The bell will be placed back on

Siren finds glorious salvation, will blare again at noon – once a year

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA/EUREKA – One day soon, a big crane is going to lift the former noon siren off the roof of the downtown Arcata Fire station as part of the historic building’s renovation. It will be replaced with an even more historic bell. The loss of the noon horn, sometimes

Noon siren’s song fading – everyone loves it, no one (so far) wants it

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Despite popular demand, things aren’t looking so good for restoration of Arcata’s downtown noon siren. Deactivated last Oct. 27 as part of the massive remodeling of the Arcata Fire Protection District’s Ninth Street station, the rusting siren was to be scrapped. Immediate public protest prompted Kirk Cohune,

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