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Happy First Day of Summer!
"Shade up and stay hydrated."

Heat safety and awareness tips from the Albuquerque National Weather Service Facebook page.

 

The Forest Service took care of 2 abandoned campfires
up La Jara Canyon (at the head of Taos Canyon) on Monday.


Never leave a campfire unattended. Someone should always have eyes on the fire.
• Please make sure your campfire is out!
• Come prepared. Bring a shovel from home, and make sure you have at least 3-5 gallons of water set aside just for the campfire.
• Pour lots of water on the fire. Drown ALL embers, not just the red ones. Pour until hissing sound stops.
• With your shovel, scrape any remaining sticks and logs to remove any embers. Make sure that no embers are exposed and still smoldering.
• Stir dirt or sand into the embers with a shovel.
• Continue adding water, dirt or sand and stirring with a shovel until all material is cool.
• Make sure your campfire is completely out and cool to the touch before you leave your campsite.
• Remember: If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

 




June 15, 2017 - Thursday afternoon RFFD's Water Tender was requested for mutual-aid to a structure fire in Ranchos.
Click here for Taos News article.

May 26, 2017 - Friday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a motorhome crash near mile marker 270.
(And repaired the barbed wire fence too.)



May 16, 2017 - Tuesday evening RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
May 9, 2017 - Tuesday evening RFFD responded to a request for assistance for a vehicle stuck up La Jara Canyon Rd. RFFD personnel drove to the end of the road and didn't find anyone.
May 9, 2017 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 269-1/2.
May 8, 2017 - Monday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
April 23, 2017 - very early Sunday RFFD's water tender was requested for mutual aid by TFVD at a structure fire west of town.
April 22, 2017 - Saturday night RFFD was requested to assist with traffic control on Highway 68.
April 22, 2017 - Saturday evening TVFD requested that RFFD and H-SFD be put on stand-by to help cover the Taos area while they were busy at an incident south of town.
April 22, 2017 - Saturday evening RFFD assisted Taos County Sheriff's Deputies in searching for a person near mile marker 260 1/2.
April 21, 2017 - Friday evening RFFD and TVFD assisted Taos County Ambulance with an incident at the west end of the canyon.
April 20, 2017 - very early Thursday RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
April 17, 2017 - early Monday morning RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile marker 269.
April 14, 2017 - Friday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to a report of smoke behind a house in the Valle Escondido area. It was smoke from a fireplace.

April 8 & 9, 2017 - The Enchanted Circle Regional Fire Protection Association put on a Basic Wildland Firefighter Course. RFFD had 3 new firefighters attend as students and 3 personnel as instructors.


April 4, 2017 - Tuesday morning RFFD was dispatched to a vehicle stuck and blocking the highway near mile marker 272. The vehicle got turned around and we were canceled before arriving on scene.

Good training Wednesday evening with Moreno Valley FD, Eagle Nest FD and Angel Fire FD. Thank you MVFD for letting us participate.


March 20, 2017 - Monday evening RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Questa Ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash by mile marker 263.
March 5, 2017 - Sunday morning RFFD and a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a tree down across the highway near mile marker 259 1/2.
March 2, 2017 - Thursday afternoon RFFD & a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile marker 259.
February 25, 2017 - Saturday evening RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
February 7, 2017 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a 2 vehicle crash near mile marker 263.5
January 28, 2017 - Saturday afternoon RFFD's water tender was requested mutual-aid to a structure fire in Moreno Valley. We were canceled en route.

December 25, 2016 - Sunday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 271.5


December 22, 2016 - Thursday afternoon RFFD, a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy, MVFD and a Colfax County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 272.
December 16, 2016 - Friday morning RFFD and Angel Fire Ambulance responded to a crash on Palo Flechado Pass.
December 5, 2016 - Monday night RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
December 3, 2016 - Saturday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a medical call.
December 1, 2016 - Thursday evening RFFD responded to a house that was full of smoke near mile marker 260.
November 28, 2016 - Monday evening RFFD was dispatched to a medical emergency and canceled before arriving on scene.
November 27, 2016 - Sunday morning RFFD Water Tender 1 responded mutual-aid with Hondo-Seco FD and Taos FD to a structure fire northwest of town.
November 12, 2016 - Saturday evening RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a roll over near mile marker 267 1/2.
November 9, 2016 - Wednesday morning RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.
October 25, 2016 - Tuesday night RFFD and a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a truck that had crashed into the guardrail near mile marker 263 1/2.

October 21, 2016 - very early Friday morning RFFD's Water Tender was requested for Mutual-Aid to a structure fire in Questa.


October 17, 2016 - Monday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a tree that fell across the highway near mile marker 264.
October 17, 2016 - Monday morning RFFD, AFFD ambulance, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile marker 267 1/2.
October 14, 2016 - Friday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Pump, hose & ladder testing.



October 8, 2016 - very early Saturday RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and NM State Police responded to a 2-vehicle crash near mile marker 264.
October 7, 2016 - Friday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a minor accident at the horseshoe.
September 20, 2016 - Tuesday evening RFFD was put on stand-by to help cover the Taos area while TVFD was busy at a structure fire in Cañon.

RFFD personnel attended, taught at and helped put on the ECRFPA Structure Firefighting Mini-Academy – Sept. 16 - 18, 2016.








September 12, 2016 - Monday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile marker 258 1/2.
September 5, 2016 - Monday morning RFFD was put on stand-by to help cover the Taos area while TVFD and H-SFD responded to a structure fire on the northwest side of town.
September 4, 2016 - Sunday evening RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency.

September 3, 2016 - Saturday morning RFFD & H-SFD responded mutual-aid with TVFD to a structure fire in Ranchos.


September 1, 2016 - Thursday morning RFFD was dispatched to a medical emergency. We were canceled en route.

August 27, 2016 - Good times at Touch-A-Truck!


August 22, 2016 - Monday morning RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a truck in the creek near mile marker 257.
August 17, 2016 - Wednesday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance & Sheriff's Deputies responded to a medical emergency near mile marker 265 1/2.
August 14, 2016 - Sunday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Ambulance & Sheriff's Deputies responded to a medical emergency near mile marker 265 1/2.
August 9, 2016 - late Tuesday night RFFD and a Taos County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 256 1/2.
August 5, 2016 - Friday night RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle that had gone off the road near mile marker 266 1/2.
July 30, 2016 - Saturday morning TVFD requested that RFFD's & H-SFD's water tenders be on stand by for an electrical fire south-west of town.

July 24, 2016 - Sunday afternoon RFFD responded mutual-aid to a wildland fire north-west of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.


Valle Escondido donated a check to RFFD from their annual Golf Tournament. We appreciate their support!


July 23, 2016 - Saturday afternoon RFFD responded mutual-aid to a wildland fire south of Tres Piedras. We were canceled before we arrived on scene. It was smoke from the Rock Tank fire on Carson National Forest.
July 22, 2016 - Friday morning RFFD and H-SFD were put on stand-by to help cover the Taos area while TVFD was busy at an incident north-west of town.
July 18, 2016 - Monday morning RFFD responded mutual-aid to a wildland fire that was started by a vehicle fire south of Tres Piedras. We were canceled before we arrived on scene.

Thank you to everyone that donated prizes and bought tickets to our benefit raffle. Your support is appreciated.


We had a great time at the Open House Picnic!
Lots of good food and raffle prizes.
Thank you Smokey Bear, Carson National Forest & Taos BLM firefighters for coming.


July 17, 2016 - Sunday afternoon RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a person that fell on South Boundary Trail.
July 15, 2016 - Friday afternoon RFFD responded mutual-aid to a structure fire in Angel Fire.
July 4, 2016 - Monday night RFFD stood by on the bypass to help cover the east and south side of town while TVFD was busy with the fireworks display.

RFFD had fun celebrating Independence Day at the Valle Escondido parade.


July 2, 2016 - Saturday night RFFD, TVFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies & Ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 258 1/2.
June 26, 2016 - Sunday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and NM State Police responded to a multi-bicycle crash near mile marker 258.
June 21, 2016 - Tuesday afternoon RFFD was dispatched to a report of a lot of smoke near mile marker 261 1/2. It was from a very smoky campfire in the campground.
June 16, 2016 - Thursday night RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 272.
June 15, 2016 - early Wednesday morning RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency near mile marker 262.
June 7, 2016 - Tuesday morning RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency in the Valle Escondido area.
June 4, 2016 - Friday night RFFD and Taos County Ambulance responded to a medical emergency in the Valle Escondido area.
May 28, 2016 - Saturday morning RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies & Ambulance, Angel Fire FD Ambulance and a medical helicopter responded to a motorcycle crash near mile marker 273 in Colfax County.
May 23, 2016 - Monday afternoon RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and Ambulance responded to a single vehicle roll over near mile marker 259.
May 14, 2016 - Saturday evening RFFD & Taos County Ambulance responded to a person that fell near mile marker 267.
May 7, 2016 - Saturday morning RFFD, Taos County Ambulance and NMSP responded to a medical emergency near mile marker 259.
May 6, 2016 - Friday morning RFFD & H-SFD were put on stand-by to cover the Taos area for TVFD while they were busy at an incident north-west of town.


Summary of Annual Department Activity
2016 = 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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