Training Burn | April 2016
On Saturday, April 23, 2016, Arcata Fire District conducted joint training with Blue Lake Fire District, Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire Department, and Humboldt Bay Fire Authority on a structure at 2200 McKinleyville Ave. Firefighters trained with live fire and extinguished room-sized fires inside the structure.
2015 Vol. Recruit Academy Wildland
2015 Volunteer Recruit Academy Wildland Training conducted at the field by Foster Ave and Q Street on May 16th, 2015.
USCG Helicopter Drill
Over multiple days in December of 2014, Arcata Firefighters, along with the US Coast Guard and Arcata-Mad River Ambulance participated in a drill that involved a simulation of a helicopter crash.
As first responders, firefighters are trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Every two years, Arcata Fire Protection District holds a class to re-certify the district firefighters.
MCSD Hazardous Materials Drill
On November 6th, 2013, the McKinleyville Community Services District, along with Arcata Fire Protection District, Humboldt Bay Fire, and the Humboldt-Del Norte Hazardous Materials Response Team conducted a drill at the Waste Water Treatment Facility on Hiller Road. This kind of multi-agency training is a huge benefit to first responders and to the communities that we serve.
Hoist Drill with CAL FIRE
The Arcata Fire Protection District and CAL FIRE conducted a drill in the Arcata Community Forrest on Wednesday, October 10th, 2013. An employee from the City of Arcata, California met with the crew from E8211 and led them on a 1 mile hike to the victims. The injuries were a major threat to one of the two victims and resulted in the need to air lift him out. CAL FIRE's Kneeland Helitack Crew airlifted the victim through their new hoist.
Arcata Fire trained for numerous days on Pumping Operations in the month of September in 2013.
2013 HSU Fire Drill
On August 14, 2013, Arcata Fire Protection District and Humboldt State University conducted their annual fire drill at the HSU Campus. Students, as we as Univeristy Police & Humboldt Bay Fire participated.
In August of 2013, Arcata Fire's training division assigned each shift with the task of throwing every size ladder on Arcata Apparatus'.
Recruit Academy Three
Photos of Recruit Academy Three training with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus in October of 2012.