The Santa Fe County Fire Prevention Division office has moved to the Public Safety Complex located at 35 Camino Justicia off of NM 14
(across from the Adult Detention Center).
Our staff is still unpacking and getting settled so we ask for your patience during this transition.
Chimayo Volunteer Fire District
The Chimayo Fire District is situated in the northeast corner of Santa Fe County, adjacent to National Forest land, and has been responsible for providing fire and emergency medical services for both Santa Fe and Rio Arriba Counties, assisting both Espanola EMS and Rio Arriba County Fire Department. Serving the communities of Chimayo, Rio Chiquito and Cundiyo out of two stations located at #226 Juan Medina Rd. and #5 Jose Simon Dr., the fire district is made up mainly of smaller homes in a rural area of Santa Fe County with a significant cultural history. There are a number of old building whose age exceeds 75 years throughout the district, some which are listed on the National historic registry.
The residents of Chimayo established the Chimayo Valley Fire Department in the early 1960s. The original fire station was constructed by community members and consisted of a two-bay building that housed a fire engine and a water tender. The station was expanded in the early 1980s to include two additional apparatus bays, an office, and a lobby. It was determined there was a need for additional resources to better serve the large area of the Chimayo district and in 1985 the Community Center of Cundiyo was set up to house two fire apparatus.
District Chief Julian Sandoval joined the Chimayo Volunteer Fire Department in 1996 advancing to the rank of District Chief in 2009. During his fire fighting career, District Chief Sandoval has had many opportunities to not only help in his community, but in surrounding communities as part of the Santa Fe County Wildland Strike Team. In 2001 he assisted with the Cerro Grande Fire in Los Alamos.
Insurance Services Organization (ISO) Rating for the Chimayo Volunteer Fire District (6/9):
ISO collects information (such as nearest water supply, fire station, station staffing, number of personnel, number and type of fire trucks, pumping capacity, emergency communications, etc.) on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. Based on the information a numerical rating is given to the area which is used by insurance companies to determine premiums.
ISO considers three classes: