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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.
July 29, 2017 - Saturday evening RFFD responded to a residential fire alarm.

Thank you Valle Escondido, for hosting the Charity Golf Tournament to benefit RFFD! We appreciate your support!


July 29, 2017 - early Saturday morning RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a large tree that had fallen across the highway near mile marker 263 1/2. We cut it up and cleared the roadway.

Thank you all for your support. We had a very successful Open House Picnic. Great food and great raffle. The kids got to see firefighting equipment and practice "Stop, Drop & Roll." Unfortunately the water polo and bucket brigade games got rained out but we are grateful for the moisture.




July 8, 2017 - late Saturday night RFFD was put on stand-by to help cover the Taos area while TVFD was busy at 2 separate brush fires.
July 6, 2017 - Thursday afternoon RFFD, NMSP & Taos County Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a crash near mile marker 262. We patrolled up and down the canyon and didn't find any crash.
July 4, 2017 - Tuesday evening RFFD and the FS staged on the bypass to cover the east and south sides of town while TVFD was busy putting on the fireworks display. While we were there we were dispatched to a report of a grass & field fire on West Romero Rd. and a short time later we were dispatched to another fire on Highway 68 across from County Rd. 110.
July 3, 2017 - Monday night RFFD, Taos County Sheriff's Deputies and the Brand Inspector responded to a crash near mile marker 270 where a vehicle hit a cow.
July 3, 2017 - Monday evening RFFD was on stand-by while TVFD was busy at a grass fire at the pueblo.

July 2, 2017 was a beautiful morning for a Patriotic Parade at Valle Escondido.


June 27 & 28, 2017 – Tuesday evening & Wednesday RFFD responded mutual-aid with TVFD, Forest Service many other FDs to a wildland fire on Witt Rd. in Cañon (Taos.)
Click here for Taos News article.

June 26, 2017 - Monday night RFFD and Taos County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an abandoned campfire at Capulin Campground.
June 26, 2017 - Monday afternoon RFFD assisted in searching for a lost hiker near mile marker 260.
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.


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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