CABO LUCERO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SAN MIGUEL COUNTY
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Welcome to the Cabo Lucero Volunteer Fire Department:
We are located high in the Sangre de Christo mountains of Northern New Mexico USA.
We would like to introduce you to our volunteers and describe some of the services we provide.
This year all alone has been an extremely busy year see statistics below. Please Visit Our Links.


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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide fire protection and emergency services to the following:

Cabo Lucero Area
Mineral Hill Area
San Geronimo Area
San Pablo Area
Vallecito Area
Agua Zarca Area
Medina Meadows Area
Falls Creek Area
South San Geronimo Community Area
Tecolote Creek Area
Sena Creek Area
Camp Blue Haven Area
Blue Canyon Area
Camp Monakiwa Area
Parkinson Sub Division Area
Laguna Area
Indian Head Ranch Area
Marujo Falls Area
Goat Hill Area
Tecolote Peak Ranch Area

And the communities within San Miguel County as we transition to be unified response for the San Miguel County Fire Response.  This includes the responsibility to inform and educate community residents on protecting their homes in the wildland/urban interface.        Well trained volunteers are vital to an effective fire department.    Volunteers Are Well Trained:
Also Wildland Firefighter Courses such as: Firefighter Training in:
ICS-100
ICS-200
ICS-300
S-130: Firefighter Training
S-190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
S-132: Standards for Survival
L-180: Human Factors on the Fireline (a recent addition to basic wildland fire training)
WUI: Wildland Urban Interface

Emergency Medical Courses such as:
EMT-B,
Emergency Medical First Responder,
Wilderness First Responder,
Medical Aides
Triage Training


Structural Training:
Structural Firefighter I
Structural Firefighter II courses (structure fire training).
   
Also,
Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) course
NIMS Communication training.

 

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WHAT DOES THE COLOR OF A FIREFIGHTER HELMET STAND FOR:
WHITE HELMET= Chief or Deputy Chief or Safety Officer or Safety Officer Assistants
RED HELMET= Lieutenate's or Captain's or Sargent's,
BLACK HELMET= Rescue Experienced Firefighter High Level Training and Medical Training
BLUE HELMET= Emergency Medical Service Provider
ORANGE HELMET= Firefighter Minimal Training
YELLOW HELEMT= Rookie or Probationary Member or Low Level Firefighter Less Training
GREEN HELMET= Rookie or Logistics or Firefighter
(HELMETS MAY VARY BASED ON WILDLAND FIRES and EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY)

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TYPE OF FIRE FIGHTERS IN THE CABO LUCERO FIRE DEPARTMENT
TYPE OF FIREFIGHTERS SERVICES ARE AS FOLLOW:
1. Structure Firefighters
2. Wildland Firefighters
3. Red Card Fire Fighters or National Wildland Firefighters
4. Officers-captains, chiefs, etc.
5. Technical Rescue
6. High Angle Rescue
7. Swift Water Rescue
8. Search & Rescue
9. Cave and Mine Rescue Team
10. Extrication Rescue
11. RIT/ FAST Team
12. Firefighter Rehab Team
13. HAZMAT Response Team
14. Public Service Team
15. Community Fire Prevention and Fire Enforcement Team (Safety Officer Duties)
16. Fire Wise Outreach Team
Brief explanation of some duties but not all.
1. Firefighter-handles hose, runs medical aids, does most operation-type jobs
2. Engineer-is responsible for driving and operating all the apparatus
3. Captain-officer in charge of the engine crew: two firefighters and an engineer.
4. Chief-officer in charge of a division. Usually responsible for several captains and their crews.
5. Rescue Firefighters Emergency Medical Services and Firefighting Extraction etc.


CABO LUCERO FIRE/MEDICAL CALL STATS 2011 YEAR DRAFT IN RANDOM ORDER:
(AS OF TODAY__ 2012 "ALL CALL STATS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE")

TOTAL: 23 SMOKE REPORT'S

TOTAL: 20 FALSE ALARMS

TOTAL: 3 WILD LAND FIRES

TOTAL: 10 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE'S

TOTAL: 56 PUBLIC SERVICE

TOTAL: 1 MUTUAL AIDE'S

TOTAL: 1 STRUCTURE FIRE

TOTAL: 1 SEARCH & RESCUE

TOTAL: 2 FUNERAL SERVICE

TOTAL: 1 PARADE SERVICE

EMERGENCY CALLS FOR 2012 SO FAR TOTAL: 96

Contact Information

Telephone
505-425-7261
FAX
505-425-0060
Postal address
900 Ridgecrest Dr.
         HC81, Box 3
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Electronic mail
General Information: cabolucero@newmexico.com
Webmaster: cabofirerescue48@gmail.com


THE NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE DISTRICT 2. A CRUCIAL PARTNER WITH THE CABO LUCERO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE AND ASSISTING WITH ALL SCENES FROM MVAS, FIRE, EMS AND CODE ENFORCEMENT CALLS. THANK YOU.

ALSO A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE DISTRICT 2 DISPATCH PERSONNEL FOR PROVIDING US WITH CRUCIAL EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR US WHEN WE NEED YOU. THANK YOU.

NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE DISTRICT 2 Operations 
   
NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE DPS Operations 
   

MORE INFORMATION BELOW

USEFUL WEBSITES AND VISIT SOME OF THE LOCAL AREA ATTRACTIONS
   
NEW MEXICO FIREINFO  
   
Southwest Area Wildland Fire Operations 
   
San Miguel County Webpage  
   
San Miguel County Fire Marshal  
   
Cabo Lucero Fire District MAP  
   
San Miguel County Emergency Management  
   
City of Las Vegas Homepage  
   
NM Fire Chiefs Handbook  
   
San Geronimo Ghost Town  
   
San Geronimo National Historic Register  
   
Camp Monakiwa Website  
   
Trail Horses of the Southwest  
   
Tecolote Ranch  
   
Indian Head Ranch  
   
TEcolote Fire City of Las Vegas Executive Order  
   
San Miguel County Health Council  
   
Tecolote Fire Cabo Lucero Fire Department  
   
KRQE NEWS MEDIA TECOLOTE FIRE CABO LUCERO FIRE DEPARTMENT VIDEO  


CABO LUCERO FIRE DEPARTMENT (SAN MIGUEL NM COUNTY FIRE) VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER INFORMATION AS A WHOLE AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY VOLUNTEERS AND
HOW THE EMERGENCY PROCESS WORKS:
Did you know there is a shortage of volunteers everywhere? People these days seem to have more important things to do with their time than volunteer for their community. Some people will say that are bored with life and have no hobbies and do not know how to change that. But when you really think about it there are so many things that we can give a few hours of our time too. One organization that will always welcome volunteers is a local firehouse. Most firehouses don’t push for all of your time and are in need of help so bad; that they will take as much or as little time as anyone can give. If you have ever had an interest in emergency services for fire fighting than you’re local firehouse is the place to go. Previous training is never a prerequisite; they will train or send their new volunteer away for training at all expenses paid!
The lack of volunteers hurts almost everyone in the community one way or another. If there are not enough volunteers, than a “paid crew” is hired to staff the firehouse and ambulance. The paid crew is just as important as volunteers but they get a salary for doing what volunteers could be doing. If there was no paid crew and no volunteers for an emergency in the middle of the day, while everyone is at work, then it could be hours until an ambulance or fire truck responded to the emergency. The paid crew in essence is there in case the volunteers can’t get there, but if there were more volunteers it would eliminate some if not all of the paid people. Although this sounds like it would raise our unemployment, instead of doing away with the paid people, we could put them in the inner cities where they are most needed. Ever get a speeding ticket? Wouldn’t it be nice if the EMS fund on the ticket was actually benefiting the firehouse instead of paying a staff to do what volunteers could be doing? Having a paid crew not only costs the community but also the firehouse. The money the firehouse uses to pay this staff could be used for training, new equipment, or to replace a piece of apparatus. Which would then benefit not only the volunteers but also the community in that it could have more knowledgeable fire fighter or EMTs.
With all that being said. What do volunteers do? Some firehouses have ambulances and fire trucks and some just fire trucks, it all depends on the need in the community. Some communities have more than one firehouse and cover a small territory, but since there are firehouses that don’t staff ambulances there are also actual ambulance companies. POV's (Personal Own Vehchles)or RRV's Rapid Response Vehchle to complete scene size up they scene emergency and to assist with aide much faster than normally would happen. Also ambulance companies cover a larger amount of ground than do fire companies; making the demand for volunteers even greater. When volunteering for a firehouse there are many things to do.
Dialing 911 activates the ambulance and fire departments. Calling 911 connects to an operator who takes any information the caller can give and then sends the information to the appropriate county agency, be that police, fire or ambulance. The dispatch is then sent out and the volunteers or paid people respond. The ambulance can have up to four different positions on it, and aid, a first responder, an EMT, and a driver; none of which are any more or less important than the other.
Let’s break down each duty and explain them:
EMS OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE JOB DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:
MEDICAL AIDE:
An aide is someone that has very little training in emergency medicine, but sometimes is the greatest asset to the ambulance. The aide assists with the equipment that is needed, most aids are required to know CPR and how to assess vital signs.

WILDERNESS RESPONDER:
Is someone that has very little training in emergency medicine however is trained to deal with issues that arrize in emergency care in wilderness areas.
FIRST RESPONDER:
Next is the First Responder, has more knowledge than an aid but less than an EMT. First Responders are trained in basic first aid, these are people that have decided they have an interest, but may not want the responsibility of an Emergency Medical Technician.This knowledge comes with training in a state-required course, based on a variety of illnesses and injuries.
EMEREGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN MAY HAVE TRAINING IN EMT-B, EMT- Intermediate,PARAMEDIC.
Being an EMT (or emergency medical technician) comes with great deal of knowledge as well as being in charge of the whatever the call may be. This knowledge comes with training in a state-required course, based on a variety of illnesses and injuries.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DRIVER:
And last but surely not least is the driver. The driver can hold any one of the above titles or just be there to drive the ambulance.The driver has as much responsibility as everyone in that he is to get the crew to the scene, help the crew with the patient, get everyone to the hospital and then get the crew back to the firehouse; all in a safe timely manner. In most opinions the driver is the most impotent person on the ambulance, for if it wasn’t for that person, the crew wouldn’t get to the call. Some companies run ambulance calls with a two person crew, the driver and the EMT; this can be very tiring for both people, so the more volunteers the better!
FIRE FIGHTING JOBS AND DUTIES:
The next subject is fire fighting and the duties of a fire fighter? Fire fighting is and volunteers on the fire engines also have a big responsibility. Fire fighting apparatus is also different than an ambulance making the responsibilities of fire fighters different that those of an ambulance crew. Since fire engines come in different shapes and sizes the jobs of fire fighters tend to depend on which piece of apparatus they are using, here are the most common types.

Pumper trucks, are the ones with the big pumps that carry a lot of hose.
Ladder trucks have large ladders on them, some reaching over 100 feet.

Tower trucks: these trucks have large towers with buckets on the very end, making it easier for firemen to work off at high distances.
Brush Trucks (Fast Attacks) are used in Wild Land Fire Fighting also known as Type 6 Units.
Last are rescue trucks most often used for some kind of rescue this truck carries the “Jaws of Life” along with other rescue equipment, used at accidents.

Fire fighting is tone of the most dangerous jobs, whether it is volunteer or paid. The potential for different types of emergencies is ever increasing in today’s world, so today’s fire fighter must be prepared to respond to almost anything, from fire, to auto accidents, to rescuing a kitty from the tree. Although not all fire fighters have specialized jobs some do, depending on what type of Fire Company the fire fighter is involved with.

The types of fire companies are:

Engine companies,

Truck companies,

Rescue companies,

and some specialized companies like forest fire companies or hazardous material companies.
Engine company fire fighters are the people that go inside the burning buildings to put the fire out from the inside.

Truck companies are the fire fighters that work with the ladders on the outside of the buildings putting the fire out from the outside.

Rescue company fire fighters are the people that do water rescues, elevator rescues, industrial rescues, and cut people out of cars with the “Jaws of Life”.


Firefighters and ambulance personnel are all special breeds in out communities today and we cannot live without them, but we can try to help. The more volunteers we have the better our communities will work together, protection our neighbor and our neighbors neighbor. Having emergencies is inevitable, being there to help calm the emergency is a great feeling and very well appreciated by the community!

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