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Rio Rancho Fire and Rescue

Rio Rancho Fire and Rescue Rio Rancho Fire Rescue Department serves the citizens, businesses, and visitors to our city. We prov

We provide fire suppression, technical rescue, and emergency medical services from six staffed stations located within the borders. RRFR's motto is "Protecting Your Family" because we feel that victims and patients deserve the same treatment as members of our own families.

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This morning Fire Inspector Brian Bratcher took his ceremonial final ride home, capping off a 15-year career with RRFR. ...
01/24/2023

This morning Fire Inspector Brian Bratcher took his ceremonial final ride home, capping off a 15-year career with RRFR. We appreciate his many lasting contributions!

Our operational crews will all be sleeping much sounder at night, thanks to the gracious donation of new mattresses by T...
01/23/2023

Our operational crews will all be sleeping much sounder at night, thanks to the gracious donation of new mattresses by Tempurpedic for each of our 5 stations. This is the second time Tempurpedic has donated new mattresses to RRFR.

2022 will see an increased focus on medical training, as over 80% of our calls involve some type of medical emergency. T...
01/18/2023

2022 will see an increased focus on medical training, as over 80% of our calls involve some type of medical emergency. Today was the first of 3 EMS CE Days, where our personnel get hands on and classroom education to sharpen their EMS skills.

Today RRFR took received its new department composite, which shows all our current members and their positions with the ...
01/18/2023

Today RRFR took received its new department composite, which shows all our current members and their positions with the agency. We create a new one every time a new Fire Chief takes office. Special shout out to Brian Boysen Photography, who has created these for our last 3 administrations.

Did you know RRFR is responsible for providing EMS and Fire Marshal's coverage at every event at the Rio Rancho Events C...
01/09/2023

Did you know RRFR is responsible for providing EMS and Fire Marshal's coverage at every event at the Rio Rancho Events Center? Also, did you know our department has an EMS Room in the building for us to stage our personnel and equipment? Just last week, in an effort to make this room feel more comfortable and look more professional, our FMO Division painted the room, rearranged it and added some new decorations. Strong work!

RRFR crews are wrapping up operations on a fully involved mobile home fire we responded to at 11:30 this morning in Sand...
01/04/2023

RRFR crews are wrapping up operations on a fully involved mobile home fire we responded to at 11:30 this morning in Sandoval County. Fortunately there were no injuries reported and no nearby structures were threatened.

Yesterday our department's inaugural EMT-B class in conjunction with UNM's EMS Academy graduated. The 7 students include...
01/04/2023

Yesterday our department's inaugural EMT-B class in conjunction with UNM's EMS Academy graduated. The 7 students included 4 from RRFR, 2 from Acoma Fire and 1 from Sandoval County Fire. Congrats to all 7 for passing with flying colors, and good luck on your National Registry exams!

Today RRFR is hosting the NM Fire Marshal's Association Meeting & Fire Sprinkler Coalition Training. This event brought ...
01/04/2023

Today RRFR is hosting the NM Fire Marshal's Association Meeting & Fire Sprinkler Coalition Training. This event brought 42 attendees from fire departments as far away as Silver City.

Christmas 2022 saw the 2nd annual RRFR Fire Station decorating contest, where our crews show their holiday and departmen...
01/04/2023

Christmas 2022 saw the 2nd annual RRFR Fire Station decorating contest, where our crews show their holiday and department pride while vying for a $100 gift card. We're proud to announce Station 3 was the winning house, and as you see they went above and beyond in decorating their quarters. Strong work 3s!

On Dec. 23rd RRFR held its annual department Christmas Party. Part of the event was the announcing of our annual awards,...
12/30/2022

On Dec. 23rd RRFR held its annual department Christmas Party. Part of the event was the announcing of our annual awards, presented to the best of the best within our agency. Pictured below are Captain Chris C'DeBaca (Officer of the Year) and Tyler Carlson (Firefighter of the Year). Not pictured are Aric Ray (EMS Provider of the Year) and Dave Hoeksema (Administrative MOS of the Year). Congrats to all!

On behalf of the men and women of RRFR, we'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
12/25/2022

On behalf of the men and women of RRFR, we'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

2023 will see a significant change in how RRFR conducts fire ground operations as we adopt the Blue Card system already ...
12/18/2022

2023 will see a significant change in how RRFR conducts fire ground operations as we adopt the Blue Card system already used by many of our neighboring agencies. Captain Damian Mainolfa and BC Ryan Floersheim spent last week in Phoenix becoming the department's instructors for the program, which will increase our efficiency and safety.

Santa got a helping hand from FF Alex Bartra, who filled his shoes during the annual CASA Foundation's toy giveaway even...
12/18/2022

Santa got a helping hand from FF Alex Bartra, who filled his shoes during the annual CASA Foundation's toy giveaway event yesterday.

With the holidays fast approaching, here are some important fire safety tips, provided by the NM State Fire Marshal's Of...
12/15/2022

With the holidays fast approaching, here are some important fire safety tips, provided by the NM State Fire Marshal's Office.

Yesterday RRFR's C-Shift Station 7 crew enjoyed the city's Library Holiday Open House event, seen here with RRPD Chief S...
12/15/2022

Yesterday RRFR's C-Shift Station 7 crew enjoyed the city's Library Holiday Open House event, seen here with RRPD Chief Steele.

Earlier this year our department discovered that many of the city's community centers are without life saving AEDs. Rely...
12/08/2022

Earlier this year our department discovered that many of the city's community centers are without life saving AEDs. Relying on our partnership with Project Heart Start and the NM Heart Institute Foundation, we had 3 of the $2,000 pieces of equipment donated today. The AEDs will soon be installed at the Hayne's Park, Cabezon, and Sabana Grande Community Centers. RRFR will be providing the AED training for all the center employees. Pictured is Connie Peterson, Director of Rio Rancho's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Dr. Barry Ramo, Medical Director of the NM Heart Institute Foundation.

RRFR Fire Marshal's Office Lt. Gerard Bauer had the opportunity to share some important winter fire safety tips this pas...
12/04/2022
Fire officials share safety tips for this winter

RRFR Fire Marshal's Office Lt. Gerard Bauer had the opportunity to share some important winter fire safety tips this past week. Stay safe!

Across the country, 1,700 fires were started by heating sources last winter, and space heaters caused 81% of fire deaths.

12/04/2022

Thanks to C-Shift Engine 3 for representing RRFR in this year's Winterfest parade!

RRFR was on hand at this year's Winterfest celebration Friday night, ensuring everyone's safety and helping to spread ho...
12/04/2022

RRFR was on hand at this year's Winterfest celebration Friday night, ensuring everyone's safety and helping to spread holiday cheer!

For the last 2 weeks RRFR's Training Division has been busy teaching the pilot version of our new EMT Basic class to the...
11/30/2022

For the last 2 weeks RRFR's Training Division has been busy teaching the pilot version of our new EMT Basic class to the personnel from Academy #17 who need it. Sandoval County Fire and Acoma Fire are also represented in this new class. Thanks to UNM EMS Academy for their support in making this program a reality.

From our family to yours, enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
11/24/2022

From our family to yours, enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Last night RRFR celebrated the promotions of 10 of our members who had ascended into new ranks over the last several mon...
11/19/2022

Last night RRFR celebrated the promotions of 10 of our members who had ascended into new ranks over the last several months. Congrats to:
Marcus Gawne - Fire Inspector
Gerard Bauer - FMO Lieutenant
Gabe Castillo - Engineer
Joseph Branch - Engineer
Justin Millea - Captain
Maria D'Angelo - Captain
Brian Johnson - Captain
Chris Mandeville - Captain
Brian Dolan - Battalion Chief
Jeff Wenzel - Deputy Chief

On November 17th the 15 members of Academy Class #17 completed their 16-week cadet academy. A large celebration was held...
11/19/2022

On November 17th the 15 members of Academy Class #17 completed their 16-week cadet academy. A large celebration was held, with hundreds in attendance. The 15 newest members will begin their field training this weekend.

We appreciate our local partners at KOB-TV highlighting some of the new additions to our department's operations! Much m...
11/17/2022
Rio Rancho Fire Department updates toolbox to better save lives

We appreciate our local partners at KOB-TV highlighting some of the new additions to our department's operations! Much more to come in the near future...

The Rio Rancho Fire Department has been using a drone since the summer, but says it's become an invaluable tool.

Academy Class #17 spent 3 days at the NM State Fire Academy in Socorro this week. Our cadets put their new skills to the...
11/12/2022

Academy Class #17 spent 3 days at the NM State Fire Academy in Socorro this week. Our cadets put their new skills to the test during a series of different fires which is part of their national certification. Their academy graduation is scheduled for November 17th!

11/09/2022

With the help of our own drone program we were able monitor conditions and look for hot spots while our crews worked. This new technology is allowing our department to work safer and more efficiently then ever before.

Earlier this week our crews responded to 2 separate structure fires at the same address. A local resident with a drone t...
11/09/2022

Earlier this week our crews responded to 2 separate structure fires at the same address. A local resident with a drone took some impressive video of the second.

RRFR's HTR Team Coordinator, Dave Hoeksema, was part of a specialized team that assisted with the surgery for one of ABQ...
11/05/2022

RRFR's HTR Team Coordinator, Dave Hoeksema, was part of a specialized team that assisted with the surgery for one of ABQ Zoo's elephants yesterday. The knowledge and experience gained from that experience will be brought back an implemented into our technical rescue program.

🐘 IRENE SURGERY UPDATE! 🐘 Irene is awake and doing well! She had surgery today to remove her left eye and alleviate the pain associated with age-related lens luxation.

We are sending a heartfelt thank you for the incredible teamwork and efforts of the almost 50 professionals from many organizations and disciplines who came together to make this possible.

Irene is recovering now, and we will continue to monitor her over the next few days to ensure there are no complications following today’s successful surgery.

Thank you to everybody who helped in this amazing effort to help Irene including local and visiting veterinary specialists, a national expert in elephant anesthesia, a veterinary ophthalmologist, colleagues from the Denver Zoo, El Paso Zoo, Houston Zoo, Oregon Zoo, White Oak Conservation, Albuquerque Fire Rescue, Corrales Fire Department, and Rio Rancho Fire and Rescue. And of course, thank you to our own animal care, veterinary and facilities teams. We could not have done this without your tireless dedication and teamwork.

11/04/2022

Our Fire Marshal's Office Lt. Gerard Bauer, along with similar subject matter experts from the metro areas agencies, have created a series of winter fire safety messages. We'll be sharing those on a weekly basis as the cold weather makes its way towards us. Enjoy!

Our 2nd annual Halloween Open House events on October 30th were a huge success, with hundreds of people visiting our 5 s...
11/03/2022

Our 2nd annual Halloween Open House events on October 30th were a huge success, with hundreds of people visiting our 5 stations. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did!

After a year of grant work with the state by our EMS and Training Divisions, last week we received a shipment of EZ-IO e...
10/31/2022

After a year of grant work with the state by our EMS and Training Divisions, last week we received a shipment of EZ-IO equipment for each of our fire engines. This equipment will increase our ability to care for our sickest of patients. The equipment we received should sustain us for the next several years. Thanks to our neighboring agencies who assisted us in the process.

Don't forget about our fire station Halloween open houses today! Bring your ghosts and goblins to meet the crews and exp...
10/30/2022

Don't forget about our fire station Halloween open houses today! Bring your ghosts and goblins to meet the crews and experience different activities at every station. And, Fire Station #1 will be having a Trunk or Treat from 4-7! We hope to see you there.

At last night's City Council meeting, Battalion Chief Jeff Wenzel was confirmed as our department's next Deputy Chief, e...
10/28/2022

At last night's City Council meeting, Battalion Chief Jeff Wenzel was confirmed as our department's next Deputy Chief, effective immediately. BC Wenzel had previously been our Emergency Management & Logistics Battalion Chief. He competed against 2 other department members over the past month for the important position. Congrats to him!

10/27/2022

It's not too late to help RRFR contribute to Socktober - a regional effort to collect new children's socks of all sizes. The collected goods will be delivered through local charities. Every fire station has a collection box through the end of the month. Stop by and say hi!

Physical fitness is a major component of our job. So is ensuring our personnel have the right equipment so they're ready...
10/25/2022

Physical fitness is a major component of our job. So is ensuring our personnel have the right equipment so they're ready for the rigors of the next call. This afternoon EMS BC Adam Arrossa assembled new rowing machines for each of our stations.

RRFR's Station 10 made quick work of a car fire early this morning. No injuries or damage to nearby homes were reported.
10/25/2022

RRFR's Station 10 made quick work of a car fire early this morning. No injuries or damage to nearby homes were reported.

RRFR's Fire Marshal's Office, together with our EMS Bike Team, had a great time at this year's Fall Festival Saturday at...
10/25/2022

RRFR's Fire Marshal's Office, together with our EMS Bike Team, had a great time at this year's Fall Festival Saturday at the city's Campus Park.

2 important ongoing causes RRFR supports are domestic violence and breast cancer awareness. Every October our crews wear...
10/21/2022

2 important ongoing causes RRFR supports are domestic violence and breast cancer awareness. Every October our crews wear pink and purple duty shirts in solidarity with these causes.

This past week our operational crews participated in our annual night drill, where they focused on several of our core t...
10/15/2022

This past week our operational crews participated in our annual night drill, where they focused on several of our core tactics that we use on almost every structure fire.

10/15/2022

October is Fire Safety Month, and our Fire Prevention Team is busy interacting with the city's public school teaching a series of important fire-related safety messages. Here, FF McDevitt reinforces the message that while Firefighters may seem scary in all their gear children should not fear them.

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Rio Rancho, NM
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For RRFR's 6 rescue crews, one of the final duties before shift change at 7 a.m. is to clean and disinfect the patient compartment of their ambulances. These trucks, along with the rest of RRFR's fleet, has seen a significant increase in call volume in the last several months. In fact, October was the busiest month in RRFR's history, with the department responding to 1,186 calls - over 38 a day! In spite of the long days and even longer nights our crews take the appearance and cleanliness of their trucks seriously.
In line with its mission to constantly improve the quality of care we provide to our medical patients, RRFR's Paramedics are actively being trained on how to use our video laryngoscope. This device greatly increases our ability to secure the airway of a patient who might need it. Our EMS Supervisor on duty carries this unique tool to all the critical calls in the city.
Rio Rancho Office of Emergency Management, RRFR, & SRMC partnered with RRPS to train all resource officers, school nurses, and health aides in Stop the Bleed training. Each resource officer and each nurses office received a Stop the bleed kit for emergency use.
Captain Dolan & Engineer Kaufman from RRFR's Bike Team braved the cold weather today to patrol the city's Veterans Day parade. The Bike Team consists of a dozen members who participate in an initial nationally-recognized training program as well as continuing education quarterly. The team is equipped with ALS EMS equipment and is utilized at large, congested events throughout the year as well as during search & rescue incidents where their unique training and equipment can help.
Today is Veterans Day, set aside to honor those who have served our country at home and around the world.

For those members who have served or have loved ones who served, we recognize your sacrifices, sense of duty and your love for this country. For this service we are ever grateful.
RRFR would like to thank the community for making it out to this year's Halloween Open Houses at our fire stations on Oct. 30th. We had close to 800 visitors, and look forward to building on this new tradition in the years to come!
Late last night numerous crews from B-Shift responded to a large outbuilding fire. It was quickly extinguished with no injuries reported.
RRFR's crews are busy gearing up for tomorrow's open houses! Each of our 5 stations will be hosting a 2-hour open house with unique Halloween-themed activities for all ages. Lots of goodies, prizes and memories to be had!
This week RRFR's operational crews trained on the relatively-new transitional fire attack strategy, where water is applied to a fire from the outside before crews enter a building. This ultimately makes the situation safer for anyone trapped inside. A growing number of fires we've responded to in recent years have lent themselves to this tactic.
Over the past week RRFR deployed its technical rescue team to nearby Cabezon Peak to assist injured and stuck hikers. During the last incident, on Saturday, the team coordinated with NM State Police's new helicopter team to assist in the successful rescue of a severely injured hiker. RRFR's technical rescue team is part of the regional Rio Grande Basin Heavy Technical Rescue Team, which also includes Sandoval County Fire Rescue and Corrales Fire Department.
Last night RRFR's Academy #16 graduated 7 new Firefighters, completing the initial 17 weeks of their training. Soon these men will be joining their respective battalions and crews as probationary members. Welcome to the family!
Even Rio Rancho's firefighters find time in their busy days to enjoy the amazing fall New Mexico sunsets.
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