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Fire Service Conference

When: September 26 – 29, 2024

Where: Ruidoso Convention Center
2024 NM Fire Service Conference – Save the Date
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Gunfire at Christmas Morning Structure Fire

The Los Pinos Fire Protection District, its headquarters located in Ignacio, protects an area of approximately 325 square miles with a population of about 8,000.

Creating a Tradition of Safety

I. The chief is responsible for overall safety. Even though the chief delegates some or all of the functions associated with providing a safe work environment, the ultimate responsibility for department safety remains with the head of the department.

Preparing for the Ultimate Scenario

In the early 1990s we in New Mexico had to take a long, hard look at the implications of having radioactive material and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in our state.

Marketing Your Fire Department

OK, your budget is on the chopping block, you are looking at layoffs, closing stations, and reducing services.

Addressing the Fire Fighter Arson Problem

Published in the March, 2002, issue of The Voice, a publication of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors

By Thomas W.

Mission Statement Storyteller

Chief Thomas Aurnhammer, EFO Farmington (N.M.) Fire Department Fire Chief Jan 1, 2002

Nowadays, it seems that every fire department across our great nation has a mission statement, but sometimes they may raise more questions than they answer.

Personnel Evaluations – Are we being Effective

By Thomas W. Aurnhammer Fire Marshal
Farmington (N.M.) Fire Department

Performance appraisals can be as awkward to give as to receive, yet they’re invaluable to the employee and to the department.

Fresh Heirs

Anticipating a wave of retirements, this department started up a professional-development program that encourages personnel from firefighters through captains to prepare for positions one or even two steps above their current ranks.

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