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Taos County Resolution 2018-30 - Imposing restrictions on Open Fires


Keep in mind this does not include Forest Service or BLM lands.

 

 

 




 

 




July 16, 2018 - Monday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to a fire alarm at a house near mile marker 264-1/2. There was no fire.

We had a great Open House Picnic!
Lots of good food and a big raffle. The kids learned about firefighter gear.
And a bit of much needed rain before the firefighter water polo games.
Thank you all for your support!


July 14, 2018 - Saturday night RFFD was dispatched to an illegal campfire at Las Petacas Campground.
July 13, 2018 - Friday morning RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an abandoned vehicle crashed in creek at mile marker 262.
July 10, 2018 - very early Tuesday RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
July 6, 2018 - Friday evening RFFD responded to an illegal campfire near mile marker 269.
July 5, 2018 - Thursday afternoon RFFD was put on stand-by while Taos FD was busy at a structure fire at Taos Pueblo.
RFFD had a busy 4th of July. In the morning we participated in the parade at Valle Escondido. In the evening we staged at the by-pass to cover the south and east sides of the Taos area while Taos FD was putting on the public fireworks display. First we were dispatched to a report of a fire in the Stakeout area. No fire was found. Then some illegal aerial fireworks were seen in the upper Cruz Alta Rd. - upper Witt Rd. area. Taos FD also responded but the origin of the fireworks was not found. Then we were dispatched to an illegal campfire in the Tienditas Creek area.

June 30, 2018 - Saturday morning RFFD was dispatched to a report of a truck on fire with wood in the back at the pull off by mile marker 259. It was dust from the chipper - there was no fire. RFFD personnel patrolled the rest of the canyon and did not find any fire.

A big "THANK YOU" to all who are creating defensible space around their homes and participating in the Taos Canyon Firewise Chipper Day.


June 28, 2018 - Thursday morning RFFD responded mutual-aid with TVFD to a wildland fire northwest of town.
June 27, 2018 - very early Wednesday Rio Fernando FD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
June 19, 2018 - Tuesday evening RFFD responded to an illegal campfire at Capulin Campground.
June 14, 2018 - Thursday night RFFD, a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy and a Forest Service Officer responded to an illegal campfire at Las Petacas Campground.
June 13, 2018 - Wednesday night RFFD stood by at the top of the by-pass to help cover the Taos area while TVFD was busy at several small field fires in the Ranchos area.
June 11, 2018 - Monday evening RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and a Sheriff's Deputy responded to a single vehicle crash at mile marker 257.
June 10, 2018 – Sunday morning RFFD was dispatched to a “large campfire at the 2nd or 3rd campground.” RFFD and Forest Service personnel patrolled the campgrounds and did not find a fire.

We got our hose, ladder and pump tests done this morning. (Sunday 6-3-18)



May 30, 2018 – Wednesday night RFFD was dispatched to an illegal campfire in the Valle Escondido area. On the way back we came upon another illegal campfire in the Shady Brook area.
May 28, 2018 - Monday morning RFFD responded to a residential fire alarm.
May 26, 2018 - Saturday afternoon RFFD and MVFD provided traffic control for a broken down motorcycle near mile marker 271-1/2.
May 19, 2018 - Saturday evening RFFD & Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 269.
May 18, 2018 - Friday night RFFD responded to an illegal campfire in the Tienditas Creek area.
May 16, 2018 - Wednesday night RFFD assisted TVFD at brush fires in Ranchos.
May 1, 2018 - Tuesday night RFFD was put on stand-by to help cover the Taos area while TVFD was busy at an incident south-west of town.
April 27, 2018 - Friday evening RFFD was dispatched to a report of a small brush fire near mile marker 268. It was smoke from a 4-wheeler, there was no fire.
April 23, 2018 - Monday evening RFFD stood by to cover for MVFD, ENFD & AFFD while they were busy at a wildland fire on Highway 120.
April 18, 2018 - Wednesday afternoon RFFD responded mutual aid to a WUI fire in Vadito.

April 8, 2018 - Sunday Two RFFD firefighters helped teach at the annual ECRFPA S-130/190. There are 24 newly trained wildland firefighters from 11 departments in the area.


April 2, 2018 - Monday morning RFFD & H-SFD was put on stand-by to cover the Taos area while TVFD was busy at a structure fire.
April 1, 2018 - Sunday morning RFFD came upon an abandoned campfire at La Vinateria Picnic Ground and extinguished it.
March 30, 2018 - Friday night RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.

March 15, 2018 – Thursday evening RFFD, MVFD & TVFD assisted with traffic control for several wrecks and assisted several vehicles get unstuck on the highway between Taos & Angel Fire due to a snow storm.


March 12, 2018 - Monday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 257.
March 12, 2018 - Monday mid-day RFFD was dispatched to a report of smoke near the intersection of Highway 585 & Highway 64. No smoke or fire was found.
March 6, 2018 - very early Tuesday RFFD responded mutual-aid with TVFD to a structure fire on the south side of town.
March 4, 2018 - Sunday evening RFFD was requested to respond mutual-aid to a wildland fire west of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. We were canceled before arriving on scene.
February 28, 2018 - Wednesday evening RFFD, TVFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash by mile marker 257.
February 25, 2018 - Sunday evening RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle roll over at mile marker 258.
February 22, 2018 - Thursday afternoon RFFD assisted Moreno Valley FD at a semi-truck crash near mile marker 273.
February 7, 2018 - Wednesday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance, Sheriff's Deputy and NMSP responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 262.
January 27, 2018 - Saturday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a person that was sick.
January 23, 2018 - Tuesday morning RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a report of a broken-down delivery truck blocking one lane at mile marker 272. We patrolled the area and didn't find it.
January 22, 2018 - late Monday night RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a person that was sick.
January 13, 2018 - Saturday morning RFFD and Kit Carson Electric responded to a tree down on the powerlines.

December 29, 2017 - Friday afternoon RFFD responded with TVFD to a vehicle fire in town because most of TVFD firefighters were busy at another fire.

December 26, 2017 - Tuesday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance, Sheriff's Deputies and Care Flight responded to a person that was injured.


December 15, 2017 - Friday evening RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile maker 265 1/2.
December 10, 2017 - Sunday morning RFFD responded to a report of smoke near Enchanted Moon Campground. It was a permitted burn; attended and under control.
December 10, 2017 - Sunday morning RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
December 9, 2017 - Saturday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to a bonfire one mile up the canyon. RFFD personnel found a campfire at La Vinateria Picnic Ground. It was attended and under control. (There are no fire restrictions at this time.)
December 2, 2017 - very early Saturday RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and a Sheriff's Deputy responded to a medical emergency.
November 25, 2017 - Saturday morning RFFD was requested by TVFD to bring our Water Tender to a reported structure fire south of town. Then TVFD requested us to respond to a possible structure fire east of town since they were responding to the other call. When TVFD arrived on scene at first call they found it was a pile of brush and they canceled our Water Tender. RFFD found a permitted burn east of town. No other fire was found in that area.
November 18, 2017 - Saturday night RFFD was dispatched to a report of a large rock in the road between mile markers 261 & 264. We patrolled the entire canyon and didn't find any rocks in the road.
November 10, 2017 - Friday afternoon RFFD responded to a report of smoke up Capulin Canyon. No fire was found. It was probably drift smoke from a prescribed fire on the Santa Fe National Forest.
November 7, 2017 - Tuesday morning RFFD was paged out to a fire near a house. It was a permitted burn and all was OK.
October 31, 2017 - Tuesday night RFFD & Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile marker 267.
October 30, 2017 - just after midnight Monday RFFD responded to a residential fire alarm. No fire was found.
October 28, 2017 - Saturday afternoon RFFD responded mutual-aid with TVFD & H-SFD to a grass fire north-west of town.
October 27, 2017 - Friday morning RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile marker 265 1/2.
October 19, 2017 - Thursday morning RFFD responded to a possible structure fire. There was no fire.
October 15, 2017 - Sunday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a person that had fallen.
October 10, 2017 - Tuesday morning RFFD was dispatched to a report of 2 vehicles in the ditch near mile marker 270. We searched the area and didn't find any vehicles in a ditch.

Got hose, ladder and pump tests done today!
(Sat. 10-7-17)


September 29, 2017 - Friday afternoon RFFD responded to a tree that had fallen across the highway near mile marker 269
RFFD personnel attended, taught at and helped put on the ECRFPA Structure Firefighting Mini-Academy – Sept. 15 - 17, 2017.

September 16, 2017 - Saturday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to an injured hiker on Devisadero Trail.
September 7, 2017 - Thursday afternoon RFFD, County Ambulance and State Police responded to a single vehicle roll-over near mile marker 270.
September 3, 2017 - Sunday late morning RFFD was dispatched to an accident at mile marker 274. This was in Colfax County and MVFD was already on scene. We were canceled.
August 31, 2017 - Thursday morning RFFD was put on stand-by to cover the Taos area while TVFD was busy at a funeral.

Fun times at the Touch-A-Truck event Saturday afternoon!


August 26, 2017 - Saturday midday RFFD responded mutual aid to a structure fire in Angel Fire along with AFFD, MVFD & ENFD.
August 22, 2017 - Tuesday evening RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash.

August 15, 2017 - Tuesday evening RFFD hosted a multi-agency low angle rescue drill. Moreno Valley FD, Eagle Nest FD & Ambulance, Red River FD and Angel Fire SAR attended. Thank you to all that participated! Thanks to the “patients” for all their patience! And a BIG thanks to James, as without him it would not have been so successful!


August 15, 2017 - Tuesday evening RFFD & a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy responded to assist a person whose vehicle was stuck in the mud on Forest Road #5. RFFD pulled them out and they headed back to town.


Summary of Annual Department Activity
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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