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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ANNOUNCEMENT!As part of RRFR's new recruitment process, we will be offering 4 different Q/A sessions with our Academy In...
01/25/2022

ANNOUNCEMENT!
As part of RRFR's new recruitment process, we will be offering 4 different Q/A sessions with our Academy Instructors leading up to our next academy. On March 12th & 19th, at 08:00 and 10:30 each day, you can learn about the expectations during our academy, see our physical test in action and learn how to access a study guide and practice test for our standardized applicant written test. Space is limited to 25 spots per session. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot! Our current application period is open until April 1 with the next academy tentatively scheduled for August.

ANNOUNCEMENT!
As part of RRFR's new recruitment process, we will be offering 4 different Q/A sessions with our Academy Instructors leading up to our next academy. On March 12th & 19th, at 08:00 and 10:30 each day, you can learn about the expectations during our academy, see our physical test in action and learn how to access a study guide and practice test for our standardized applicant written test. Space is limited to 25 spots per session. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot! Our current application period is open until April 1 with the next academy tentatively scheduled for August.

Our thoughts are with the Baltimore City Fire Department, who lost 3 members early yesterday while battling a rowhouse f...
01/25/2022

Our thoughts are with the Baltimore City Fire Department, who lost 3 members early yesterday while battling a rowhouse fire.

Our thoughts are with the Baltimore City Fire Department, who lost 3 members early yesterday while battling a rowhouse fire.

The city's first election 2022 public information event is at Pinon Coffee House on January 24th from 09-10 am! Please s...
01/19/2022

The city's first election 2022 public information event is at Pinon Coffee House on January 24th from 09-10 am! Please stop by if you're in the neighborhood.

The city's first election 2022 public information event is at Pinon Coffee House on January 24th from 09-10 am! Please stop by if you're in the neighborhood.

Please help us spread the word about this important change that we've made to our hiring process. In addition to welcomi...
01/16/2022

Please help us spread the word about this important change that we've made to our hiring process. In addition to welcoming applicants 18-years old and older, we're also implementing several new processes to increase our department's recruitment and retention. These include having Q/A sessions with our applicants prior to the testing process where we will walk through the physical test and will provide access to a study guide for the standardized written test. We're excited for the positive changes this move will have on the future of RRFR!

Please help us spread the word about this important change that we've made to our hiring process. In addition to welcoming applicants 18-years old and older, we're also implementing several new processes to increase our department's recruitment and retention. These include having Q/A sessions with our applicants prior to the testing process where we will walk through the physical test and will provide access to a study guide for the standardized written test. We're excited for the positive changes this move will have on the future of RRFR!

Since 2018 the city of Rio Rancho has had a Public Safety Bond in place, which has proved instrumental in helping our de...
01/13/2022

Since 2018 the city of Rio Rancho has had a Public Safety Bond in place, which has proved instrumental in helping our department replace its outdated apparatus. In 2020 this bond was reapproved, and now it is once again on the ballot. Voting is March 1. Remember, voting "yes" does not increase taxes.

Since 2018 the city of Rio Rancho has had a Public Safety Bond in place, which has proved instrumental in helping our department replace its outdated apparatus. In 2020 this bond was reapproved, and now it is once again on the ballot. Voting is March 1. Remember, voting "yes" does not increase taxes.

RRFR's Station 2 C-Shift crew capitalized on the unseasonably warm weather yesterday to perfect its skills operating on ...
01/13/2022

RRFR's Station 2 C-Shift crew capitalized on the unseasonably warm weather yesterday to perfect its skills operating on the roofs of commercial buildings. During 10 months of every year our operational crews participate in some type of organized training like this.

RRFR's Station 2 C-Shift crew capitalized on the unseasonably warm weather yesterday to perfect its skills operating on the roofs of commercial buildings. During 10 months of every year our operational crews participate in some type of organized training like this.

The regional HTR team which RRFR is a part of, the Rio Grande Basin Heavy Technical Rescue Team, is getting excited as t...
01/13/2022

The regional HTR team which RRFR is a part of, the Rio Grande Basin Heavy Technical Rescue Team, is getting excited as the building of its new UTV is nearing completion. The Polaris Ranger will meet the needs of the RGBHTRT for many years to come as it transports our members and their gear through the grueling conditions of the state where the team normally operates. Funding for the UTV came from a grant through the state's Department of Homeland Security.

The regional HTR team which RRFR is a part of, the Rio Grande Basin Heavy Technical Rescue Team, is getting excited as the building of its new UTV is nearing completion. The Polaris Ranger will meet the needs of the RGBHTRT for many years to come as it transports our members and their gear through the grueling conditions of the state where the team normally operates. Funding for the UTV came from a grant through the state's Department of Homeland Security.

01/05/2022

Rio Rancho has had a Public Safety Bond in place since 2018. This has proved instrumental in helping in RRFR replace many of our outdated apparatus. The bond, which will not increase taxes, is up for renewal on March 1!

Rio Rancho's next election is March 1, 2022. On the ballot is a question about a Public Safety Bond, Road Bond, and Qual...
12/30/2021

Rio Rancho's next election is March 1, 2022. On the ballot is a question about a Public Safety Bond, Road Bond, and Quality of Life Facilities Bond; and six Charter Amendment questions, one of which would establish a Permanent Fund, if approved. Voters will also have the opportunity to vote for a Mayor, Municipal Judge, and City Councilors for Districts 2, 3, and 5. Learn more at www.rrnm.gov/rrvotes

Rio Rancho's next election is March 1, 2022. On the ballot is a question about a Public Safety Bond, Road Bond, and Quality of Life Facilities Bond; and six Charter Amendment questions, one of which would establish a Permanent Fund, if approved. Voters will also have the opportunity to vote for a Mayor, Municipal Judge, and City Councilors for Districts 2, 3, and 5. Learn more at www.rrnm.gov/rrvotes

Every holiday season RRFR and our local union, IAFF 4877,  look for opportunities to collaborate and make Christmas just...
12/20/2021

Every holiday season RRFR and our local union, IAFF 4877, look for opportunities to collaborate and make Christmas just a little bit more special for those around us. On Dec. 17th union members visited with the nearby San Felipe Pueblo School. Shout out to our resident Santa, Cpt. Jake Bailey, on another stellar performance!

After taking a hiatus last year due to Covid, members of RRFR enjoyed our annual Christmas Party on Saturday night. The ...
12/20/2021

After taking a hiatus last year due to Covid, members of RRFR enjoyed our annual Christmas Party on Saturday night. The highlight of the event was the presentation of numerous well-earned awards. Captain James Wenzel was named RRFR's Officer of the Year for 2021, while Engineer Steven Lewis is Firefighter of the year, Lt. Jessica Duron-Martinez is our Administrative Personnel of the Year and PM Roman Lucero received the EMS Provider of the Year award. Congrats to all!

After taking a hiatus last year due to Covid, members of RRFR enjoyed our annual Christmas Party on Saturday night. The highlight of the event was the presentation of numerous well-earned awards. Captain James Wenzel was named RRFR's Officer of the Year for 2021, while Engineer Steven Lewis is Firefighter of the year, Lt. Jessica Duron-Martinez is our Administrative Personnel of the Year and PM Roman Lucero received the EMS Provider of the Year award. Congrats to all!

RRFR Acting Chief James Defillippo congratulates Captain James Wenzel on being named a runner up as Rio Rancho's Favorit...
12/14/2021

RRFR Acting Chief James Defillippo congratulates Captain James Wenzel on being named a runner up as Rio Rancho's Favorite Firefighter for 2021 through the RR Observer's Reader Choice awards. These prestigious awards include nominations and voting by community members. This year Chief Defillippo was the city's Favorite Firefighter, and recently retired Chief Paul Bearce was also nominated. Congrats to all 3!

4 members of RRFR's Heavy Technical Rescue team just this week returned home from a grueling 7-day Structural Collapse t...
12/10/2021

4 members of RRFR's Heavy Technical Rescue team just this week returned home from a grueling 7-day Structural Collapse training at the famous TEEX Disaster City in College Station, TX. Structural collapse is one of the most physically demanding disciplines in technical rescue, and our technicians use their skills numerous times every year while on duty. 3 members of Sandoval County Fire Rescue also attended the training, which was funded through a state grant.

Last night at City Council, Deputy Emergency Manager & Community Emergency Response Team Coordinator Rose Martinez was a...
12/10/2021

Last night at City Council, Deputy Emergency Manager & Community Emergency Response Team Coordinator Rose Martinez was awarded the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 6 Award from Homeland Security. Ms. Martinez led the CERT team to assist fire responders during the pandemic, making over 6,000 masks for frontline workers, and assisted at COVID vaccination sites.

Do you, or someone you know need a refill of hand sanitizer? RRFR is excited to announce that on December 11th and 12th ...
12/07/2021

Do you, or someone you know need a refill of hand sanitizer? RRFR is excited to announce that on December 11th and 12th from 9 am - 1 pm we will be standing by with 300 gallons of commercial grade hand sanitizer to fill up your containers. There is no cap on container size or quantity within reason. We hope to see you there!

Do you, or someone you know need a refill of hand sanitizer? RRFR is excited to announce that on December 11th and 12th from 9 am - 1 pm we will be standing by with 300 gallons of commercial grade hand sanitizer to fill up your containers. There is no cap on container size or quantity within reason. We hope to see you there!

RRFR's seven probationary Firefighters are now several weeks into their 12-week Field-Training Officer program. During t...
12/03/2021

RRFR's seven probationary Firefighters are now several weeks into their 12-week Field-Training Officer program. During this time their assigned crews put the new Firefighters through scheduled trainings to ensure they are ready to eventually transition into a full-fledged member of our department. Last night C-Shift Station 10 has set up an elaborate car fire scenario for its 2 new members.

RRFR's seven probationary Firefighters are now several weeks into their 12-week Field-Training Officer program. During this time their assigned crews put the new Firefighters through scheduled trainings to ensure they are ready to eventually transition into a full-fledged member of our department. Last night C-Shift Station 10 has set up an elaborate car fire scenario for its 2 new members.

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 c...
11/30/2021

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.

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...
11/17/2021

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.

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 nurse...
11/12/2021

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. #beprepared #STB #RRFR

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. #beprepared #STB #RRFR

Captain Dolan & Engineer Kaufman from RRFR's Bike Team braved the cold weather today to patrol the city's Veterans Day p...
11/11/2021

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.

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 #RioR...
11/11/2021

Today is Veterans Day, set aside to honor those who have served our country at home and around the world.

For those #RioRanchoFire 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.

Today is Veterans Day, set aside to honor those who have served our country at home and around the world.

For those #RioRanchoFire 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 Oc...
11/06/2021

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 i...
11/06/2021

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 ...
10/29/2021

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 appli...
10/29/2021

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. Du...
10/27/2021

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 thes...
10/23/2021

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!

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!

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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. #beprepared #STB #RRFR
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 #RioRanchoFire 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.