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Yosemite West, although not named on the official list of "Communities at Risk" on the Federal Register, is considered a " Community at Risk". The "Communities at Risk" list on the Federal Register exists to expedite congressional allocation of tax dollars for fire prevention in at-risk communities. See the list of Fire-Threatened Communities in California. (Designation on the Federal Register is not related to the ISO Public Protection Classification program for fire insurance.)
On March 23, 2004, the YWPHI Fire Safety Committee contacted Cal Fire (formerly CDF) directly as recommended by the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council to verify the status of Yosemite West. On March 25, 2004, Staff Chief Rich Schell, CDF Fire Planning & Engineering, responded to our inquiry.
CDF Chief Schell says that the responsibility for maintaining the list lies with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF). The department has solicited the involvement of its partner members on the California Fire Alliance to maintain this list.
He clarified that the California Fire Alliance staff is currently working on a new process and a new list. The new list will be out for review by July 1, 2004. It is not clear that the name Yosemite West will appear on the new list on July 1, 2004, but there will be a process outlined to request placement on the new list through a local CDF Unit or through any of the members of the California Fire Alliance. The YWPHI Fire Safety Committee will continue working to clarify this issue.
The list on the Federal Register was compiled by using postal zip codes, even though zip codes do not appear on the list itself. The name "Yosemite Village", which has the zip code 95389, appears on the list. Since Yosemite West has the same zip code, 95389, it too is considered as included on the "Communities at Risk" list because the Yosemite West zip code is listed.Back to << Fire Safety in Yosemite West
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