PONY EXPRESS: Fireman’s Muster on Thursday

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One of the most spirited events of Pony Express Days is the annual Fireman’s Muster, which takes place on Thursday, May 30 at the Ray’s Food Place parking lot. The competition begins at 5:30 p.m.

2011_PonyExpress_LogoThe muster is organized by the Arcata Fire Department, which invites other fire departments in Humboldt County to participate.

Teams of firefights will compete against each other in two separate events – the bucket brigade relay and the hose coupling relay. The fast-paced races are fun to watch, but viewers should be warned – they may get wet.

In addition to the races, fire engines will be on display. The Fortuna Fire Department will bring its antique hose cart for a demonstration.