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 provide fire suppression, technical rescue, and emergency medical services from six staffed stations located within the borders.
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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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The candle was found within 10 minutes at A Park Above. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ryan! They walk near A Park ...
04/27/2021

The candle was found within 10 minutes at A Park Above. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ryan! They walk near A Park Above every day, enjoyed the contest, and can't wait to go to Joe's Pasta House. Don’t forget to check in this Thursday for another clue and another chance to win! #40thanniversary #RRis40

The candle was found within 10 minutes at A Park Above. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ryan! They walk near A Park Above every day, enjoyed the contest, and can't wait to go to Joe's Pasta House. Don’t forget to check in this Thursday for another clue and another chance to win! #40thanniversary #RRis40

Let's have some fun exploring the City! Rio Rancho's 40th Birthday celebration continues with a scavenger hunt starting ...
04/23/2021

Let's have some fun exploring the City! Rio Rancho's 40th Birthday celebration continues with a scavenger hunt starting this coming Tuesday. Watch our page for the first clue!

Oh, where oh where will this candle be?

Starting April 27 at 8:30 a.m., and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks, you will have a chance to solve a special riddle and find this candle. The first to do so each day, and bring the candle back to City Hall (first floor-Visit Rio Rancho Office) by noon, will win $40 or more in gift cards to RR eateries/businesses. Will you be a winner? Check back here on the 27th for the first riddle! #40thanniversary #RRturns40

A great opportunity is coming up this weekend. Please check your medicine cabinets for expired or no longer needed medic...
04/22/2021

A great opportunity is coming up this weekend. Please check your medicine cabinets for expired or no longer needed medications. You can drop them off on Saturday during the National Take Back Day.

On April 24, citizens can bring prescription drugs, e-cigarette and vaping devices, and medications to the Rio Rancho Police Department headquarters located at 500 Quantum Road.

The service is free and anonymous. The take-back program addresses a vital public safety and public health issue as medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.

More info: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

RRFR would like to thank Rio Rancho Girl Scout Troop 7135 for the generous donation of 83 boxes of cookies.  We apprecia...
04/22/2021

RRFR would like to thank Rio Rancho Girl Scout Troop 7135 for the generous donation of 83 boxes of cookies. We appreciate your support!

RRFR would like to thank Rio Rancho Girl Scout Troop 7135 for the generous donation of 83 boxes of cookies. We appreciate your support!

Where in Rio Rancho will this candle be? As part of the City's ongoing 40th Anniversary celebration, starting next week,...
04/20/2021

Where in Rio Rancho will this candle be? As part of the City's ongoing 40th Anniversary celebration, starting next week, this candle will be at different locations throughout the City. If you find it by solving a special riddle, then you'll receive a gift card to a Rio Rancho business/eatery. Stay tuned via social media for more info and clues!

Where in Rio Rancho will this candle be? As part of the City's ongoing 40th Anniversary celebration, starting next week, this candle will be at different locations throughout the City. If you find it by solving a special riddle, then you'll receive a gift card to a Rio Rancho business/eatery. Stay tuned via social media for more info and clues!

This week is National Telecommunicators Week and the men and women from RRFR would like to thank our Dispatchers and Cal...
04/13/2021

This week is National Telecommunicators Week and the men and women from RRFR would like to thank our Dispatchers and Call Takers in the Regional Emergency Communications Center (RECC) for all they do. Staff at the RECC help keep our personnel safe by providing details regarding emergency incidents. They are truly on the front lines when someone calls 9-1-1. Call Takers and Dispatchers provide instructions to those experiencing an emergency, as well as updating first responders and providing accurate information. The RECC provides these services to communities throughout Sandoval County.

This week is National Telecommunicators Week and the men and women from RRFR would like to thank our Dispatchers and Call Takers in the Regional Emergency Communications Center (RECC) for all they do. Staff at the RECC help keep our personnel safe by providing details regarding emergency incidents. They are truly on the front lines when someone calls 9-1-1. Call Takers and Dispatchers provide instructions to those experiencing an emergency, as well as updating first responders and providing accurate information. The RECC provides these services to communities throughout Sandoval County.

RRFR and Corrales FD held a small COVID vaccine clinic today for residents at the Buena Vista Apartment complex. Personn...
04/12/2021

RRFR and Corrales FD held a small COVID vaccine clinic today for residents at the Buena Vista Apartment complex. Personnel from both departments have been working with Sandoval County to indentify home-bound and other at-risk residents who may have challenges with travel.

It is time for Firehouse Recipes.  This month's recipe is brought to you by station 5, C shift's Easter Dinner.  Firefig...
04/06/2021

It is time for Firehouse Recipes. This month's recipe is brought to you by station 5, C shift's Easter Dinner. Firefighter Guevara cooked up some Seafood Boil. Looks Delicious.

After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen, RRFR crews investigated the report of an encampment in the Rio Grande Bo...
04/02/2021

After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen, RRFR crews investigated the report of an encampment in the Rio Grande Bosque, near the Willow Creek area. We found a lean-to and a still-warm campfire. The lean-to was dismantled and firefighters extinguished the remnants of the fire. Fires, fireworks, and smoking are not permitted in the Bosque. Due to very dry conditions, a destructive wild fire would spread quickly and could endanger nearby homes. Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity by calling the public safety dispatch center at 505-891-7226.

Sparky the Fire Dog is turning 70 years old this year. Sparky's life is outlined on this NFPA website and there is a gre...
03/31/2021
Meet Sparky | Sparky.org

Sparky the Fire Dog is turning 70 years old this year. Sparky's life is outlined on this NFPA website and there is a great children's book that tells how Sparky was adopted by fire departments across the nation. Join us in wishing Sparky a happy birthday.

Sparky had his own song, “Help Spark-y the fire-dog! When you’re care-ful, then your’re real-ly smart; so never give fire a place to start!” Looks like this old dog wasn’t wearing a seat belt...yikes!

RRFR's bull dozer team deployed to Cochiti to assist making fire breaks to help contain the 250 acre Cochiti-2 Fire last...
03/22/2021

RRFR's bull dozer team deployed to Cochiti to assist making fire breaks to help contain the 250 acre Cochiti-2 Fire last night.

RRFR's bull dozer team deployed to Cochiti to assist making fire breaks to help contain the 250 acre Cochiti-2 Fire last night.

RRFR and the Nat'l Fire Protection Association want to remind everyone that it's time to check on your smoke detectors. ...
03/14/2021
Dan Doofus Realizes Smoke Alarms Are an Alarming Trend

RRFR and the Nat'l Fire Protection Association want to remind everyone that it's time to check on your smoke detectors. "Change your clock, change your batteries" has always helped keep us all on track for battery changes every six months.

In “An Alarming Trend,” Dan Doofus needs to be reminded again about home fire safety and the importance of working smoke alarms. A low battery chirp from a s...

Today RRFR recognized our annual award winners during a small-virtual ceremony. These members not only provided the high...
03/10/2021

Today RRFR recognized our annual award winners during a small-virtual ceremony. These members not only provided the highest level of service to the community, they worked on initiatives and projects that made the department a better and safer place to work. Additionally, they continued their career progression efforts by obtaining advanced training, certification, and education. The recipients of the 2020 awards are, from left: Firefighter of the Year, FF Brent Philipbar; Fire Officer of the Year, Capt. Jeff Wenzel; Administrative Staff of the Year, Capt. Dave Hoeksema; and EMS Provider of the Year, FF/PM Aric Ray. Congratulations to all four, and thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Today RRFR recognized our annual award winners during a small-virtual ceremony. These members not only provided the highest level of service to the community, they worked on initiatives and projects that made the department a better and safer place to work. Additionally, they continued their career progression efforts by obtaining advanced training, certification, and education. The recipients of the 2020 awards are, from left: Firefighter of the Year, FF Brent Philipbar; Fire Officer of the Year, Capt. Jeff Wenzel; Administrative Staff of the Year, Capt. Dave Hoeksema; and EMS Provider of the Year, FF/PM Aric Ray. Congratulations to all four, and thank you for your hard work and dedication.

All RRFR personnel are attending their CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support training this month. Classroom lectures wit...
03/08/2021

All RRFR personnel are attending their CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support training this month. Classroom lectures with updates on the treatment of cardiac patients, along with a written test and skills evaluation are included in the training. Our crews are dedicated to learning the latest in medical science to assure that they are providing the highest level of pre-hospital care of the sick and injured.

All RRFR personnel are attending their CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support training this month. Classroom lectures with updates on the treatment of cardiac patients, along with a written test and skills evaluation are included in the training. Our crews are dedicated to learning the latest in medical science to assure that they are providing the highest level of pre-hospital care of the sick and injured.

RRFR and the City of Rio Rancho, NM Municipal Government were proud to partner with UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center...
03/06/2021

RRFR and the City of Rio Rancho, NM Municipal Government were proud to partner with UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center , the Rio Rancho Events Center, and the NM Department of Health to provide nearly 1,500 doses of the COVID vaccine today. The crew used their experience from last week to accomplish their goal in just 3.5 hours. Gregg Hull Mayor of Rio Rancho toured the site today to visit with the the personnel who were staffing the clinic.

Firehouse recipes this month is brought to you by A shift, station 7.  Captain Dolan was serving up a fire station favor...
03/02/2021

Firehouse recipes this month is brought to you by A shift, station 7. Captain Dolan was serving up a fire station favorite! Dolan's Chicken. Looks delicious! Let us know if you try this recipe at home.

RRFR was proud to partner with UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, the NM Dept. of Health, Sandoval County Fire Rescue...
02/27/2021

RRFR was proud to partner with UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, the NM Dept. of Health, Sandoval County Fire Rescue , and the Rio Rancho Events Center to host a COVID vaccine clinic today. We hope this event will help us plan for future clinics. Everyone is reminded to register at vaccineNM.org. All appointments for vaccine sites are coordinated through this system.

02/25/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Site Information

You may have seen the announcement for tomorrow's mass-vaccination site at the Rio Rancho Events Center. Our Emergency Manager explains how this site will work and that anyone who will receive the vaccine must have a confirmed appointment through the NM Department of Health. If you haven't registered to receive the vaccine, you can do so by going to vaccineNM.org. Registration is required in order to receive an appointment for future vaccination clinics.

The Rio Rancho Events Center is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event this week! We are currently working to secure more ...
02/25/2021

The Rio Rancho Events Center is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event this week! We are currently working to secure more large-scale vaccination events. These vaccination events are limited to those who have registered and who have been notified of their appointment confirmation by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Rio Rancho Events Center is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event this week! We are currently working to secure more large-scale vaccination events. These vaccination events are limited to those who have registered and who have been notified of their appointment confirmation by the New Mexico Department of Health.

RRFR crews responded to an apartment fire last night on Darlene Road. Two dogs were rescued from the building and receiv...
02/22/2021

RRFR crews responded to an apartment fire last night on Darlene Road. Two dogs were rescued from the building and received oxygen via pet-masks. Both dogs were turned over the City of Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center, where they recovered from smoke inhalation. The apartment received significant damage, but no injuries were reported.

RRFR crews responded to an apartment fire last night on Darlene Road. Two dogs were rescued from the building and received oxygen via pet-masks. Both dogs were turned over the City of Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center, where they recovered from smoke inhalation. The apartment received significant damage, but no injuries were reported.

Brr... it’s cold outside! As we are currently experiencing cold weather RRFR wants to make sure you stay fire safe. Spac...
02/16/2021

Brr... it’s cold outside! As we are currently experiencing cold weather RRFR wants to make sure you stay fire safe. Space heaters are commonly used to heat up areas around the house or office. We have provided a few winter safety tips in the article by the Rio Rancho Observer. #itstartswithinsights

Stay safe!

https://rrobserver.com/preventing-winter-fires/

Brr... it’s cold outside! As we are currently experiencing cold weather RRFR wants to make sure you stay fire safe. Space heaters are commonly used to heat up areas around the house or office. We have provided a few winter safety tips in the article by the Rio Rancho Observer. #itstartswithinsights

Stay safe!

https://rrobserver.com/preventing-winter-fires/

Keep the weather in mind while making your weekend plans.  Visit weather.gov/abq for more information. Stay safe and war...
02/11/2021

Keep the weather in mind while making your weekend plans. Visit weather.gov/abq for more information. Stay safe and warm.

RRFR stands with our brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement during this most difficult time. Our hearts are with the fa...
02/05/2021

RRFR stands with our brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement during this most difficult time. Our hearts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of NMSP Officer Darian Jarrott. Thank you Officer Jarrott for your dedication and service to the state.

RRFR stands with our brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement during this most difficult time. Our hearts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of NMSP Officer Darian Jarrott. Thank you Officer Jarrott for your dedication and service to the state.

RRFR is proud to work with our Medical Director to provide the best medical care, based cutting edge scientific studies....
02/04/2021
Mechanical Ventilation During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - EMS Airway

RRFR is proud to work with our Medical Director to provide the best medical care, based cutting edge scientific studies. Our medical guidelines for ventilation support for cardiac arrest victims is featured in a recent article in the Journal of EMS sister publication, EMS Airway. Thanks to our EMS Division staff for assisting in this effort.

Rio Rancho (NM) Fire Rescue details how it implemented the ParaPAC® into its cardiac arrest algorithm.

RRFR has been selected out of 250 fire departments nationwide to participate in a community risk reduction pilot program...
02/03/2021

RRFR has been selected out of 250 fire departments nationwide to participate in a community risk reduction pilot program. National Fire Protection Association will be creating a digital dashboard that will help us identify a risk analysis. This new platform will assist us to better serve the City of Rio Rancho. We are excited to see what this tool has to offer.
#itstartswithinsights

https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/rio-rancho-fire-department-takes-part-in-national-fire-protection-program/

https://rrobserver.com/fd-plans-risk-reduction/

RRFR has been selected out of 250 fire departments nationwide to participate in a community risk reduction pilot program. National Fire Protection Association will be creating a digital dashboard that will help us identify a risk analysis. This new platform will assist us to better serve the City of Rio Rancho. We are excited to see what this tool has to offer.
#itstartswithinsights

https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/rio-rancho-fire-department-takes-part-in-national-fire-protection-program/

https://rrobserver.com/fd-plans-risk-reduction/

Firehouse recipes is brought to you by station 7, A shift (before shift changes).  Sonora Dogs were served up by Paramed...
02/03/2021

Firehouse recipes is brought to you by station 7, A shift (before shift changes). Sonora Dogs were served up by Paramedic Gonzales. They look delicious! Let us know if you try this recipe at home. #RRFR #Firehouserecipes #CORR

RRFR is proud to announce the promotion of Eric Kaufman to the position of Fire Engineer. A small virtual ceremony was h...
01/27/2021

RRFR is proud to announce the promotion of Eric Kaufman to the position of Fire Engineer. A small virtual ceremony was held with Eng. Kaufman having his new badge pinned on by his family. Congratulations Eric.

RRFR provides you with Fire Safety Tips for The New Year. Heating is the second leading cause of US home fires and home ...
01/19/2021

RRFR provides you with Fire Safety Tips for The New Year.

Heating is the second leading cause of US home fires and home fire injuries and third leading cause of home fire deaths. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, accounting for more than two of every five fires (44%), as well as the vast majority of deaths and injuries in home fires caused by heating equipment.

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/PortableHeaterSafety.ashx

RRFR provides you with Fire Safety Tips for The New Year.

Heating is the second leading cause of US home fires and home fire injuries and third leading cause of home fire deaths. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, accounting for more than two of every five fires (44%), as well as the vast majority of deaths and injuries in home fires caused by heating equipment.

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/PortableHeaterSafety.ashx

RRFR celebrated the promotion of two of our personnel. Engineer Norm Michel was promoted to Captain, and Firefighter/Par...
01/17/2021

RRFR celebrated the promotion of two of our personnel. Engineer Norm Michel was promoted to Captain, and Firefighter/Paramedic Brandon Kaupa was promoted to Lieutenant. Both were honored at a virtual ceremony and are shown with their families. Congratulations to both.

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Rio Rancho, NM
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