Headquartered in the Mariposa County-owned firehouse across the street from the lodge, Company 33 is the result of a collaborative agreement between Mariposa County and Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite.

published on November 13, 2019 - 1:54 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The residents of Fish Camp now have a dedicated emergency response team to service the community, thanks to a public-private relationship with Tenaya Lodge.

Headquartered in the Mariposa County-owned firehouse across the street from the lodge, Company 33 is the result of a collaborative agreement between Mariposa County and Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite National Park. The team, Company 33, currently consists of eight first responders who come from a mix of backgrounds that include military service and firefighting. The station is equipped with a fire engine and a water truck for wildfires.

Company 33 responders are employees of Tenaya Lodge and undergo a rigorous training program through Mariposa County that includes 80 hours with the fire academy, 60 hours of first responder medical training, emergency vehicle operation courses and hazmat response courses.

“Prior to Company 33, the Fish Camp fire station was staffed sporadically by volunteers, so the closest 24-hour emergency responders were at least 15 miles away,” said Jonathan Morris, Tenaya’s facilities director. “With this new arrangement, the station is staffed at all times and emergency response time in the area is drastically reduced.”

A minimum of two Company 33 responders are on duty at all times and respond as quickly as possible to emergencies.


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