Summer is just around the corner and Humboldt County is heating up! Unfortunately, beautiful weather equals higher chance of wildfires.
Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area...
Arcata Fire announced the recipients of their annual awards. This year, four awards were given out based on a peer nomination process. In addition to the 74thVolunteer Firefighter of the Year award, the Rookie of the year and two new awards to the organization, the Career Firefighter of the Year and the ‘Archie Bernardi’-Fire Officer of the...
NOTICE OF VACANCY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Due to the death of Director Thomas Ayotte, effective April 9, 2013, a vacancy exists in the position he occupied serving the Board of Directors of the Arcata Fire Protection District.
The unexpired term of this seat continues through November 2015. As this appointment will occur in the first half of the...
Myth #1: Chimney fires don’t hurt my chimney, it just saves me having to sweep it this year!
Chimney fires burn up to 2000 degrees, which is much hotter than chimneys are built to handle. The rapid rise in temperature can crack liners and damage the outer masonry. Your first chimney fire might not do any noticeable damage, while your second might...
On behalf of the members of the Arcata Fire Protection District, it is with a great sense of accomplishment that I present to you the 2012 Year End Report. In the year 2012, the District experienced another busy year of emergency responses, saw growth due to grant funding, and began the recruitment process for a new Fire Chief.
As of July 1, 2011 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill - SB 183) requires owners of all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide detectors within the home by July 1, 2011. Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildngs, have until January 1,...
Americans over the age of 65 have a fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, this jumps to three times the national average. Whether living independently or in a care facility, there are steps seniors can take to remain safe from fire.
Don't leave food unattended on the stove.
Wear short or close...
Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires...
Christmas Tree Fires
U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 240 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees in 2005-2009. These fires caused an annual average of:
13 civilian fire deaths,
27 civilian fire injuries, and
$16.7 million in direct property damage
On average, one of every 18...
Arcata Firefighters invite you to help them during the 2012 Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Each year, the generosity of our residents makes the Arcata Fire collection the largest local contribution to the Marine Corp League's Toys for Tots program.
You can drop off new, unwrapped toys at any of our 3 fire stations:
McKinleyville Station, 2149...