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Dedicated to a safe, healthy environment for the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico, including the communities of Weed, Pinon, Sacramento and Mayhill.


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Fire and Emergency Medical Service is important in rural Otero County. The nearest hospital is over an hour away (more like two hours). We often use helicopters for transportation. Rural areas have both grass/brush lands and heavy forest. Both have experienced large wildland fires.

The first line of defense is our local volunteer fire and EMS.

For Pinon, Weed, Sacramento and Mayhill this is:

- Pinon Volunteer Fire

- Sacramento Volunteer Fire and EMS (covering Weed)

- Mayhill volunteer fire

During fire season all these departments can be very busy.

If you want to help, get involved! Don’t just let things happen, join, contribute. Manage YOUR property to reduce fire hazards from trees, grass and brush (see “Mountain Safety” section for tips. Be prepared!

News ! This Editor has moved from the troubled Sacramento Volunteer Fire / EMS to the Pinon Volunteer Fire Department. The Pinon VFD is a great group..

Problems at Sacramento Volunteer Fire / EMS, 2013 - 2014

After the troubled (and illegal) Sacramento / Weed Volunteer Fire Department 2013 elections for Fire Chief (see here for details) the Fire Department was barely functional. I am pleased to report that the department is improving. Experience is limited as many experienced firefighters quit (including this Editor) after the 2013 Fire Chief election, but the Department is training the new members. The poor management by the former acting Chief is still an issue as he remains with the Department and influences its leadership (all the foregoing is the Editor’s opinion).

Disclaimer, we are NOT lawyers. We do not play lawyers on TV. Information and opinions on this site is not legal advice. For that go to a lawyer.