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7-27-2021 - Training with PPE and SCBA. Prepping for Mini-Academy.


July 24, 2021 – Saturday night RFFD was requested by the State Police to assist them in looking for a possible lost hiker.
July 24, 2021 - Saturday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and NM State Police responded to a medical emergency on the east side of the canyon.
July 18, 2021 - Sunday morning RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to an injured person at El Nogal Trailhead.

Hose, pump and ladder tests done! Saturday, 7-17-2021


July 16, 2021 - early Friday RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to an injured person at El Nogal Trailhead.
July 5, 2021 - Monday afternoon RFFD, TaosFD, County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a person that fell on Devisadero Loop Trail.

Happy Independence Day!

The trucks ready for the parade at Valle Escondido.


June 29, 2021 – Tuesday morning RFFD Tender #2 responded mutual-aid to a structure fire at Taos Pueblo and other RFFD firefighters stood by in case there were any other fire calls in the Taos area.
June 24, 2021 – Thursday afternoon RFFD Tender #2 responded mutual-aid to a fire southwest of town. Two vehicles and a large wood pile burned. Other RFFD firefighters stood by in case there were any other fire calls in the Taos area.

June 10, 2021 - Thursday night RFFD was dispatched a report of an abandoned campfire on Shadow Mountain Rd. We patrolled the area and did not find any unattended campfire.

Pictures from training on 6-8-2021 working with Tender 2.


We had a good afternoon training on Sunday 5-2-2021. A nice day to play with water!


Despite a snowy start we had another successful Enchanted Circle Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (S-130/190) April 17 and 18.


April 18, 2021 - Sunday RFFD and County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
April 1, 2021 - Thursday evening RFFD assisted Sheriff's Deputies in searching for a lost hiker on the west side of the Taos Canyon.

RFFD firefighters assisted at the Enchanted Circle Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (S-130/190) on March 27 and 28.


March 23, 2021 - Tuesday night RFFD responded to a large tree down across the highway near mile marker 260-1/4.
March 20, 2021 - Saturday RFFD responded to a propane leak.
March 15, 2021 - Monday evening RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 259.
March 1, 2021 - Monday night RFFD was dispatched to a vehicle fire near mile marker 272. While en route to that call we came upon a single vehicle crash near mile marker 261.5.
February 22, 2021 - Monday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 266.
February 20, 2021 - Saturday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
February 10, 2021 - Wednesday afternoon RFFD responded to a small fire when hot ashes got into a pile of yard clippings.
February 2, 2021 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD, County ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to two separate vehicle crashes, one at mile marker 270 and one at mile marker 259.
January 19, 2021 - Tuesday morning RFFD was dispatched to a semi that had gone down the embankment at mile marker 272. There was no semi down an embankment - a semi was found at the top of the pass - stopped and putting on chains, blocking one lane of traffic. RFFD assisted with traffic control until it was able to drive away.
January 14, 2021 - Thursday morning RFFD was dispatched to a vehicle that went into a tree. The ambulance and Sheriff Deputy arrived on scene first and canceled RFFD. (There were no injuries and the vehicle was off the road.)

December 11, 2020 - Friday evening RFFD was dispatched to a residential fire alarm. We were canceled right away, it was a false alarm.
November 24, 2020 - midday Tuesday RFFD assisted Moreno Valley FD and Colfax County SO with traffic control for several minor crashes near mile marker 273.
October 31, 2020 - early Saturday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile marker 262 1/2.
October 28, 2020 - Wednesday morning RFFD responded to a single vehicle crash by mile marker 257 1/2.

Current Luna Fire information can be found at the following links:


InciWeb


 

NM Fire Info


October 23, 2020 - Friday night RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 263.5
October 22, 2020 - Thursday night RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and NM State Police assisted a hiker in Devisadero Trail.

Link to Luna Fire info with closure orders and fire restrictions 10-21-2020:



October 20, 2020 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.

October 18, 2020 - Sunday afternoon the Luna fire burned the upper West Fork Luna Creek. The fire is moving to the east and not impacting Taos Canyon / Valle Escondido at this time.


October 17, 2020 - Saturday evening RFFD was dispatched to wildland fire in Garcia Park. It was not in Garcia Park but several miles to the south east, north of Chacon.


October 11, 2020 - early Sunday RFFD was dispatched for mutual-aid to a structure fire in town.

October 8, 2020 - Thursday evening RFFD and H-SFD water tenders were requested by Taos FD for mutual-aid to a fire south-west of town.


October 3, 2020 - Saturday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
September 30, 2020 - Wednesday evening RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Devisadero Trail.
September 26, 2020 - Saturday evening RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
September 16, 2020 - Wednesday morning RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a person that fell.
September 14, 2020 - Monday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
September 13, 2020 - Sunday evening RFFD was dispatched to a fire. There was no fire and all responders were canceled.
September 10, 2020 - Thursday evening RFFD, State Police and County Ambulance responded to a single vehicle roll over by mile marker 270.
September 8, 2020 - Tuesday night RFFD and State Highway Dept. responded to a tree that had blown down across the highway near mile marker 261 1/2 .
September 6, 2020 - Sunday night RFFD and a Sheriff's Deputy responded to assist some people that were locked behind a gate.
September 6, 2020 - Sunday evening RFFD, County Ambulance, State Police and a wrecker responded to a 2-vehicle crash near mile marker 263-1/2.

September 5, 2020 - Saturday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to a report of smoke. It is from a small lightning-strike fire north-east of our canyon.
It is on Taos Pueblo land and Taos Pueblo firefighters are working on it.


August 23, 2020 - Sunday morning RFFD was dispatched to a camper fire. The driver had put out the fire and moved the camper off the road before we arrived.

August 21, 2020 - very early Friday RFFD, Taos FD, County Ambulance and Sheriff's deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 257-1/2.

click here for the Taos News article


August 15, 2020 - Saturday night RFFD was dispatched to a report of a lot of flames, unknown origin, in Valle Escondido. It was from a campfire and all was OK.
August 9, 2020 - Sunday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency on Devisadero Trail.
August 7, 2020 - Friday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a 2-vehicle crash near mile marker 257-1/4.
August 6, 2020 - Thursday night RFFD was on stand-by to cover the Taos area while Taos FD was busy at a structure fire southwest of Taos.

 


Summary of Annual Department Activity
2020 = 55 Emergency responses
 
2018 = 73 Emergency responses
2019 = 72 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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