Sandoval County Fire Department

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Aug 15, 2014

While restrictions are being lifted, the fire department still requires certain parameters be in place before any open burning can occur. Those parameters are spelled out in “Open Burning Info” section of the fire department’s website.  

Jul 23, 2014

The Sandoval County Fire Department created this 11-week program as a means of helping county residents understand how fire and emergency medical personnel go about their jobs. “We hope this program will enhance the public’s awareness of the department’s capabilities, as well as its limitation,” Sandoval County Fire Chief James Maxon said. 

Apr 28, 2014
Potentially hazardous conditions have prompted the Sandoval County Fire Chief to impose a ban on opening burning in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Jul 19, 2013
The Sandoval County Fire Department is offering a unique opportunity to college students pursuing a degree in Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services:  a chance to live and work alongside veteran firefighters and EMTs while completing their education.
Jul 2, 2013

The Sandoval County Commission has approved the renaming of the county’s newest fire station in honor of former Fire Chief Jon Tibbetts.

Jun 13, 2013

The Sandoval County Commission has banned the sale and use of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county.

Jun 5, 2013
The Thompson Ridge Fire is still active and poses a threat to adjacent communities. An evacuation order could be issued at anytime.
May 30, 2013
The 170th house to be built by the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity will be dedicated to former Sandoval County Fire Chief Jon Tibbetts.
May 24, 2013

Some merchants in Jemez Springs are concerned that the fire season will extinguish their businesses even if no actual blazes erupt. The primary message these business owners want to deliver is that even if camping or camp fires are banned, there are still many things to in and around Jemez Springs.

Apr 30, 2013

The Sandoval County Fire Department has stopped issuing burn permits for the unincorporated areas of Sandoval County. As a result, all open flame sources such as campfires and agricultural burns will be banned until further notice. 

Jan 9, 2013

James H. Maxon will be installed as Sandoval County Fire Chief on Thursday, January 10, 2013 during the regular meeting of the Sandoval County Commission.

Oct 19, 2012
The haze hanging over the Sandoval County sky this week is from a prescribed burn being conducted by the U.S. Forest Service in the Jemez Mountains.
Sep 11, 2012
James Maxon, interim fire chief for Sandoval County, has been named New Mexico Fire Officer of the Year.
Aug 9, 2012
Sandoval County officials are in the final stages of developing a plan for minimizing the risk associated with wildfires—and they need public input to complete the task.
Jul 25, 2012
James H. Maxon has been named Interim Fire Chief for Sandoval County. County Manager Philip Rios named Maxon to the post on Wednesday, two days after longtime Sandoval County Fire Chief Jon Tibbetts died in a tragic car accident.
Jul 23, 2012
Sandoval County Fire Chief Jon R. Tibbetts was killed in a car accident at approximately 8:15 this morning, Monday, July 23, 2012.
Jun 21, 2012
The Sandoval County Fire Department has issued a burn ban effective in all parts of unincorporated Sandoval County.
Feb 28, 2012
Fire Station Serving Southern Sandoval County and Santa Ana Pueblo Opening March 16.
Oct 18, 2011
All Sandoval County personnel who responded to the Las Conchas Fire this past summer will be honored at this week's County Commission meeting.