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Ed Laidlaw

Position: Fire Marshal
Term: Part-Time
Mailing Address:
2149 Central Ave. McKinleyville, CA 95519
Staff photo of Fire Marshal.

Ed is a Humboldt County native with 28+ years in the Fire Service.  He has served 20 years in Fire Suppression and 8+ years in Fire Prevention. He retired in 2018 from full-time service as Fire Marshal for another local Fire Agency. Ed currently serves part-time as the Fire Marshal for Arcata Fire.

During his career, Ed attended numerous National and State level training conferences and classes.  He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Specialist, Fire Investigator and Fire Officer.  He is also a past President for Humboldt County Prevention Officers and Humboldt County Arson Task Force and currently serves on the Underwriter’s Laboratory Standards Development Committee. 

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