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Hotshot Critically Injured Fighting New Mexico Wildfire

The firefighter works for the U.S. Forest Service and was injured Monday while fighting a fire in the Animas Mountains in Hidalgo County.

Grim Western Wildfire Season Starts Drier Than 2020 Record

“I think the Southwest is really primed for a bad fire season,” University of Utah fire scientist Phil Dennison said.

Albuquerque Fire Hires First Behavioral Health Director

As the clinical and administrative director for AFR's Firefighter Mental Health and Wellness Program, Dalton-Theodore will train, educate and support peer support firefighters, do clinical assessments on first responders, refer them to clinicians and develop curriculums to address issues like PTSD, substance abuse and suicide.

Otis, New Mexico’s New SVI Medium Rescue

Take a look at this SVI, Freightliner medium rescue built for the Otis Volunteer Fire Department in New Mexico.

Santa Fe Prepares Launch of Alternative Response Unit for Low-Threat 911 Calls

New unit brings police officer, paramedic, behavioral health caseworker, and social worker to mental health calls.

Santa Fe County’s New SVI, Dodge Ram Mini Pumper

Santa Fe County, NM Fire Department chose a 9' aluminum SVI body mounted on a Dodge Ram 5500 Crew Cab chassis, which houses a 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine.

Bill Gives New Mexico Volunteer Fire Departments Full Access to Equipment Funds

Volunteer fire departments across New Mexico have access to 100 percent of the available money in the Fire Protection Fund.

Albuquerque Sees a Jump in House Fires in 2021

In the first three months of 2021, seven people have died in fires throughout the city.
Eddy County Fire Service

Eddy County, New Mexico Seeks Volunteer Firefighters for 11 Fire Districts

Eddy County is seeking individuals for the fire districts and fire stations that cover thousands of square miles not covered by professional firefighters.

USFA: New Mexico On-Duty Death

Lieutenant Edward Vasquez contracted COVID-19 at the fire department.

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