The City of Ruidoso Downs
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Public Safety

Fire 

 

Ruidoso Downs Fire Department (RDFD)

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.

Kenny Ellard - Assistant Fire Chief

Tristin Bloomquist - 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
 Fire Department, Ruidoso Downs, NM.

Fire Department, Ruidoso Downs, NM.

 
 

Current Fire Restrictions

Resolution No. 2014-08 - RESCINDED (effective July 28, 2014)
FIRE DANGER NORMAL, Class I, II, III, Level I

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