Ruidoso Downs Fire Department (RDFD)
Fire Department, Ruidoso Downs, NM.
The Ruidoso Downs Fire Department proudly protects approximately 3000 people living in an area of five square miles. We operate out of one station that primarily protects a residential area located in the urban interface. Our department is a public department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status. The department is structured as an independent department of the City. We “mutual-aid” the Ruidoso Fire Department, Glencoe Fire Department, and the Mescalero Apache Tribe Fire Department. We also assist the New Mexico State Forestry and the U.S Forest Service. The department has ten volunteer professionals and one full-time paid employee.
T: (575) 937-3140
Vacant - Firefighter/EMT
Fire Emergency - 911
Non-emergencies: (575) 378-1624
- Hazardous Material Response
- Emergency Medical Service
- Vehicle Rescue (Extrication)
- Search & Rescue
- Other Technical/Specialized Rescue
June 1, 2022
Fire Danger Level: Moderate.
June 24, 2022: Fire Danger Ratings have decreased due to the amount of rain and forecast
Resolution 2022-13 - Fire Restrictions
Learn how to prepare for the Wildfire Season here
Information & Stats
AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME
Fire & Rescue: 5 minutes
Main Dispatch: 156.015
Fire Ground Operations 1: 154.310
The response area covered by the Ruidoso Downs Fire Department is Wildland Urban Interface. Within the fire department's coverage area is the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and the Billy The Kid Casino. We are also the primary mutual aid company for the Mescalero Apache Tribe's district.
Type of Area: Residential
Primary Response Area 3000
Lincoln County Emergency Planning Committee
Lincoln County Chiefs Association
Support/Command Vehicles: 3
Brush/Wildland Vehicles: 2
Water Tankers: 1
Pumper (1999 Ferrara;1871 Series)
Class A Engine (1250 GPM; 1000 Gallon Tank)
Pumper (1992 E-1; GMC Topkick)
Class A Engine (1000 GPM; 750 Gallon Tank)
Pumper (1984 FMC Roughneck)
Class A Engine (1250 GPM; 1250 Gallon Tank)
Mini Pumper (2000 Dodge 3500)
Brush, Extrication Unit, Utility Multi-Use Vehicle
Brush/Wildfire Truck (1994 Ford F-350)
Command (1998 GMC Jimmy)
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