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Ruidoso Downs Fire Department (RDFD)
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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) 378-4001

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Firefighting
  • Hazardous Material Response
  • ILS Emergency Medical Service
  • Vehicle Rescue (Extrication)
  • Search & Rescue
  • Other Technical/Specialized Rescue
  • Support
Current Fire Information176990711

Jul 1, 2021

Fire Danger Level: Moderate.
July 1, 2021: Fire Danger Ratings have dropped to moderate after almost a week of rain.

Resolution 2018-07 - Fire Restrictions
Find out more about Fire Restriction information here
Learn how to prepare for the Wildfire Season here

Information & Stats

AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME
Fire & Rescue: 5 minutes

RADIO FREQUENCIES:

Main Dispatch:   156.015
Fireground Operations 1: 154.310  

Jurisdictions Served: 
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

POPULATION SERVED: 
Primary Response Area 3000

MEMBER OF:
Lincoln County Emergency Planning Commitee

FEMA

Lincoln County Chiefs Association

The Fleet 
 
ENGINES:  2 
Truck/Ladder Companies:  0 

Rescue Squads:  0 

BLS Ambulances:  1 

ALS/Paramedic Units:  0 

Specialized Vehicles
(Hazmat/Tactical Rescue, etc.):  
  0 

Support/Command Vehicles:  2 

Brush/Wildland Vehicles:  2 

Water Tankers:  1 

APPARATUS LISTING:

ENGINE 1 
Pumper (1999 Ferrara;1871 Series)

Class A Engine (1250 GPM; 1000 Gallon Tank)

ENGINE 2 
Pumper (1992 E-1; GMC Topkick)

Class A Engine (1000 GPM; 750 Gallon Tank)

ENGINE 3 
Pumper (1984 FMC Roughneck)

Class A Engine (1250 GPM; 1250 Gallon Tank)

ATTACK 1 
Mini Pumper (2000 Dodge 3500)

Brush, Extrication Unit, Utitlity Multi-Use Vehicle

BRUSH 5 
Brush/Wildfire Truck (1994 Ford F-350)

Wildland

Command Unit 
Command (1998 GMC Jimmy)

Command Unit

RESCUE 1 
Rescue (1994 McCoy Miller Ford E-350)

BLS Medical Rescue, Transport Capable

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