A FEW WORDS OF INTRODUCTION
The West Almanor Community Services District (WACSD) is a local government
special district, chartered by Plumas County to provide fire protection, emergency
medical services, groundwater quality monitoring and septic system monitoring in
the 600+ acre Lake Almanor West subdivision. District boundaries coincide with
those of the subdivision, although emergency response extends beyond those bounds
to cover areas without protection along adjacent State Highway 89. Through mutual
aid and automatic aid agreements, assistance is also provided to other local agencies
and to strike teams throughout the County and State. Most of this service is provided by
the West Almanor Fire Department (WAFD) which is the best known and largest
element of the Community Services District organization.
SPECIAL NOTICES & EMERGENCY INFORMATION
Burn Permits Required
Effective May 1st, 2013, burn permits are once again required for any residential yard debris burning. Residents can obtain a permit, free of charge, during regular business hours at the West Almanor Fire Station on Long Iron Drive. As usual, there are certain restrictions on what can be burned, how much can be burned at a time, etc. Further information can be found on the permit itself, on the “Debris Disposal” page of this website, or by contacting the staff at the Fire Station. You must also verify that it is a permissive burn day by calling Air Quality at 258-2588 before lighting any burn piles. Fireworks ProhibitedPersonal fireworks are prohibited throughout Plumas County. This
prohibition encompasses ALL forms of fireworks (including sparklers
and so-called "safe and sane" devices) and is in effect at all times of
Emergency Evacuation Route
In the event of a fire emergency determined to be an unacceptable threat to
Lake Almanor West, either due to the fire itself or dense smoke, fire officials
may call for an evacuation until the threat subsides. Emergency personnel
will guide evacuees to the proper routes out of the danger area. There are
two identified routes out of Lake Almanor West in case of an evacuation:
(1) the usual main access road at the front entrance of the development, and
(2) an unpaved single lane road that intersects Osprey Loop between Raccoon
and Manzanita (this alternate route passes through a fuel break).
Emergency contingency plans usually call for residential evacuation via the
primary route, with firefighters and their equipment entering the development
on the unpaved alternate route.
The full mailing address for either the Community Services District or the
Fire Department is:
West Almanor Community Services District
947 Long Iron Drive, Chester, California 96020
Our business telephone number is: (530) 259-5112
Note: If you are calling to report an emergency, do NOT call the fire station.
Instead, call 9 1 1 .
Our e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents are always welcome to stop by the fire station to speak with the
Fire Chief, pick up helpful literature, obtain a residential burn permit, etc.
Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.