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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

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