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Press release from the Arcata Fire District:

Do you live in the Arcata Fire District on a rural road and/or down a long driveway? Do you have water access like a private hydrant on your property? If so, please keep reading!

In order for Emergency Services or the Utility Companies to find you, the Arcata Fire District, in partnership with the Arcata Volunteer Firefighters Association, have obtained grants through the California Fire Foundation and Pacific Gas & Electric Company to supply rural residents with FREE, easily identifiable, reflective address signs.

You may have already seen the green address placards along county roads around the District, or signs reading “HELP US FIND YOU.” The Arcata Fire District wants to ensure that as many homes as possible have this type of address sign well displayed and visible.

Also, as necessary, the Fire District may add color accents to signs to indicate a rural water supply or driveways that are long, narrow, or difficult for fire apparatus turn-around.  This will assist us in determining the emergency response to those residents and minimize any delays.

Any Arcata Fire District rural area resident needing an address placard can have them supplied and installed at no expense.  Fire District representatives will be available to visit with residents or neighborhood groups regarding this program. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the District’s web page, www.arcatafire.org/rural-address-signs or call the station at (707) 825-2000.