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Thank you, Placitas, for a safe 4th of July

—Sal Gullo, District Chief

The Sandoval County Fire Department District 4 would like to thank the Placitas community for having a safe July 4th. Because you celebrated smartly, we did not have any incidents of fire or medical emergencies. We enjoy being an involved partner in our community, certainly when it shows you care.

Our District 4 Placitas Fire Department is a completely volunteer organization and operates on a budget expending funds that come to us from the State Fire Marshall‘s office. These funds are what we use to maintain our apparatus and buildings. We also purchase other needed equipment, as well as pay for our members‘ training and development. We are always growing to be able to continue to serve the needs of our growing community.

You will soon see an expansion project starting at our Station 41 at 463 Highway 165. The project is an addition of two truck bays with storage rooms. There will also be a new facility constructed in the Anasazi Meadows area on Petroglyph Trail. This facility, Station 43, will house an Ambulance/Rescue that will be staffed 24/7 by a team of paramedics/ firefighters. There will also be a fire engine at this location, available to respond. This will enhance the response to emergencies on the west end of our district.

We do receive fire funds, but we still need your donations in order to continue to provide additional services to our community. For example, we are sponsoring CPR classes free to residents of Placitas; we offer other training and workshops to small groups; and we recently purchased several GPS units to help find your homes as we respond. Your donations help to fund efforts like these.

I would like to say thank you to a few of our recent donors: the Vista de Oro Homeowners Association, The Homesteads Homeowners Association, The Jardineros de Placitas, as well as the individuals in our community who have made contributions. The volunteers who come to your aid in emergencies thank you for your donations.

We are happy to announce that we will be teaching CPR for our community again. We will be offering three classes on two different dates. The first will be August 15 at 9:00 a.m. The next two classes will be on September 19, one at 9:00 a.m., and the other at 12:00 noon. To register, please call (505) 867-5080 and leave a message, including your telephone number. Please state which class you would like to attend. We will call you back to confirm your registration.






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