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The La Jara Prescribed Fire is cancelled until further notice due to significant rainfall over the burn area. Additional rainfall is expected. This will not give the fuels enough time to dry out before the monsoonal moisture arrives. The Forest Service will try to finish the Taos Pines unit in late September. The 576-acre Bull Springs Unit is complete. A total of 657 acres were completed in both units.

The FS would like to thank the local fire departments, the public, and local residents for their support during our burning operations. Prescribed fires like this one are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. Prescribed fires mimic natural fires by reducing accumulations of hazard fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. This prescribed fire was designed to help mitigate risk of high-severity wildfire, provide community protection and promote watershed and forest health.

Smoke may still be visible for the next few weeks however local fire personnel will be patrolling the area on a regular basis. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.

Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke/

For additional information about this prescribed burn, contact the Camino Real Ranger District at 575-587-2255.

 

 

 

 




August 12, 2019 - Monday evening RFFD responded to a leaking propane tank at a residence.
August 8, 2019 - Thursday afternoon RFFD and a county Sheriff's Deputy responded to a single vehicle crash by mile marker 264.
July 29, 2019 - early Monday RFFD and County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.

July 25, 2019 - Thursday evening RFFD, Sheriff's Deputies and State Highway Dept. responded to a mud slide near mile marker 259.




July 25, 2019 - Thursday afternoon RFFD and county ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
July 25, 2019 - Thursday morning RFFD and State Police responded to a tractor-trailer crash near mile marker 269.

July 20, 2019 - Saturday night RFFD was dispatched to an unattended campfire. It was the La Jara/Taos Pines prescribed burn.
There may be active fire in the area for the next few months.


July 14, 2019 - Sunday evening RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call for someone that was injured.
Good times at our annual Open House Picnic!
Thank you all for your support!




July 12, 2019 - Friday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and a Sheriff's Deputy responded to a medical emergency.
July 11, 2019 - Thursday evening RFFD was dispatched to a report of smoke on the west end of the canyon, north side of the highway. We searched the area and did not find any smoke.
July 10, 2019 - Wednesday afternoon RFFD, MVFD, AFFD Ambulance, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Colfax County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle crash at mile marker 273.
July 7, 2019 - Sunday morning RFFD was dispatched to a report of smoke east of Valle Escondido. It was from a campfire.
We got our annual hose, pump and ladder testing done today. (7-7-19)

July 4, 2019 - Thursday evening RFFD stood by on Highway 585 to help cover the east and south sides of the Taos area while Taos FD was putting on the fireworks show. While we were staged there we were dispatched to a small brush fire near mile marker 38 on Highway 68. We patrolled the area and did not find any fire.
Celebrating Independence Day at Valle Escondido! Fun times at the parade!
Thank you VEHA
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July 2, 2019 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to 2 lightning strike fires between mile markers 271 & 272. There were no wild fires, only smoke from the prescribed burn.
June 29, 2019 - Saturday evening RFFD and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 261.
June 27, 2019 - very early Thursday RFFD responded mutual-aid to a structure fire in Talpa.
June 26, 2019 - Wednesday night RFFD, County Ambulance and SO responded to a medical call.
June 25, 2019 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD was requested for mutual-aid at a brush fire south of town.
June 25, 2019 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to assist in looking for 2 missing hikers.
June 24, 2019 - Monday evening RFFD and County Ambulance were dispatched to a medical emergency.
June 21, 2019 - Friday evening RFFD, County Ambulance and State Police responded to a 2-vehicle crash near mile marker 271 1/2.
Thank you Classic Air Medical for a great training.
And thank you Valle Escondido for the use of your golf course as a landing zone.

June 7, 2019 - Friday evening RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
June 1, 2019 - Saturday evening RFFD responded to an unpermitted burn.
May 26, 2019 - Sunday evening RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a motorcycle crash near mile marker 261.
May 23, 2019 - Thursday afternoon RFFD and a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a tree down blocking the highway near mile marker 260 1/3.
May 22, 2019 - Wednesday morning RFFD responded to a fire alarm near mile marker 269. There was no fire.
May 20, 2019 - Monday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a 2-vehicle crash by mile marker 262.
May 20, 2019 - Monday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to a report of smoke between mile marker 257 & 258. We patrolled the canyon and did not find any smoke.
May 16, 2019 - Thursday evening RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
May 15, 2019 - Wednesday morning RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a motorcycle crash near mile marker 265.
May 8, 2019 - Wednesday morning RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 263 1/2.
May 7, 2019 - Tuesday morning RFFD was dispatched to a residential fire alarm near mile marker 269. There was no fire.
May 5, 2019 - late Sunday morning RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 271 3/4.
May 5, 2019 - very early Sunday morning RFFD's water tender was requested for mutual-aid to a structure fire in Angle Fire. We were canceled before arriving on scene.
April 13, 2019 - very early Saturday morning RFFD's water tender was requested for mutual-aid to a fire alarm in Black Lake. We were canceled before arriving on scene.
Sunday, April 07, 2019 - three RFFD firefighters helped teach at the annual ECRFPA basic wildland firefighter training (S-130/190). There are 11 newly trained firefighters from 5 fire departments in the area.


April 1, 2019 - Monday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a man lying down beside the road near mile marker 259 3/4.
March 15, 2019 – Friday afternoon RFFD's Water Tender was requested for mutual-aid with Taos FD at a structure fire south of town.
March 2, 2019 - Saturday night RFFD was dispatched a report of a vehicle off the road near mile marker 272. We searched the area and didn't find any vehicles off the road.
February 22, 2019 - Friday morning RFFD was dispatched to a carbon monoxide alarm in a house near mile marker 263.
February 16, 2019 - Saturday morning RFFD and a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy were dispatched to a tree on the highway near mile marker 258.
February 14, 2019 - Thursday night RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
January 18, 2019 - Friday night RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash near mile marker 260 3/4. A vehicle hit an elk.
January 11, 2019 - midday on Friday, RFFD responded to a 6-vehicle crash near mile marker 257.

January 7, 2019 - Monday evening RFFD's water tender responded mutual-aid to a structure fire in Hondo-Seco FD's district.

click here for the Taos News article


January 3, 2019 - Thursday morning RFFD was dispatched to motor vehicle accident near mile marker 261.

December 30, 2018 - Sunday night RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 257.
December 26, 2018 - Wednesday afternoon RFFD assisted with traffic control for several vehicle crashes on the other side of the pass.
December 25, 2018 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and ambulance responded to a 3-vehicle crash near mile marker 267.
December 22, 2018 - Saturday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a medical emergency.
December 16, 2018 - very early Sunday RFFD responded mutual-aid with TVFD to a structure fire south of town.
December 12, 2018 - Wednesday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to assist State Police with some stranded individuals near Garcia Park.
December 6, 2018 - Thursday morning RFFD was requested by Taos County Sheriff's Deputies to assist with traffic control while the wrecker removed a car that had gone off the road near mile marker 263 3/4.

November 11, 2018 - Sunday afternoon RFFD assisted Moreno Valley FD with traffic control at the top of the pass. There were several crashes and stuck vehicles on Highway 64 due to the snow storm.


October 20, 2018 - very early Saturday RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
October 17, 2018 - Wednesday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and ambulance responded to a vehicle accident by mile marker 259.
October 12, 2018 - Friday morning RFFD responded to an injured person near mile marker 260.
October 2, 2018 - Tuesday midday RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
September 23, 2018 - late Sunday night RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a roll over near mile marker 259 1/2. No crash was found.

Some pictures from last weekend's Enchanted Circle Regional Fire Protection Association Structure Firefighter Mini-Academy.
17 newly trained firefighters from 12 departments.
RFFD personnel helped teach some of the stations.






September 15, 2018 - Saturday afternoon RFFD, TVFD, Taos County Ambulance, Sheriff's Deputies & NMSP responded to a single vehicle crash by mile marker 259.
September 12, 2018 - early Wednesday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle roll-over by mile marker 258.
September 7, 2018 - early Friday morning RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.

September 1, 2018 - Saturday evening RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 263 3/4.



 



Summary of Annual Department Activity
2018 = 73 Emergency responses
 
2016 = 62 Emergency responses
2017 = 62 Emergency responses
2014 = 69 Emergency responses
2015 = 47 Emergency responses
2012 = 63 Emergency responses
2013 = 79 Emergency responses
2010 = 74 emergency responses
2011 = 63 emergency responses
2008 = 89 emergency responses
2009 = 69 emergency responses
2006 = 87 emergency responses
2007 = 71 emergency responses
2004 = 76 emergency responses
2005 = 68 emergency responses
2002 = 67 emergency responses
2003 = 69 emergency responses
2000 = 41 emergency responses
2001 = 35 emergency responses

Volunteers put in many hours training, inspecting and maintaining equipment, maintaining personal gear, maintaining buildings and grounds, fundraising, and clerical duties.

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Regional Fire & Rescue Information

New Mexico Fire Restrictions
Carson National Forest Current Fire Restrictions

Enchanted Circle Fire & Rescue Information

Enchanted Circle EMS Information Web Site
Enchanted Circle Regional Fire Protection Association Web Site
Moreno Valley Volunteer Fire Department Web Site
Red River Fire Department Web Site
Taos Search and Rescue Web Site

Taos Canyon Neighborhood Association

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