El Dorado Firefighters Battle Junk Yard Fire (Click this title to see more)

El Dorado Fire and Rescue was called to assist other county and city firefighters in battling a stubborn brush/junk yard fire in La Cienega in mid-march. They responded with 5 members and their Type 3 Wildland Engine 731.  They encountered a brush fire that had extended into a junk yard. EFRS’ assignment was to extinguish […]

EFRS Fights Trailer Fire (Click this title to see more)

El Dorado firefighters were recently paged to a vehicle fire on I-25 northbound at the 303 mile marker. On arrival, they found a semi-trailer in flames.  They also found northbound traffic stopped and had to wind their way around cars to get to  the scene.  It took firefighters about 5 minutes to knock down the […]

EFRS Assists Hondo with Structure Fire (click this title to see more)

Eight EFRS members assisted the Hondo Volunteer Fire Department in extinguishing a house fire in the Hondo district on 6 September 2012. EFRS provided interior firefighters, an engine and a water tender. Members and equipment were on-scene for nearly 5 hours. People and equipment from Galisteo and Glorieta were also on scene. These 4 districts […]

EFRS Helps Out with the Chimayo Fire (Click this title to see more)

EFRS sent 7 people and two wildland engines to Chimayo on Sunday 25 March 2012 to help extinguish the 20 acre wildland fire. Unfortunately, the fire consumed at least three structures. Click these Links to see some brief videos. Chimayo Fire 1 Chimayo Fire 2     

EFRS “Fights” Small Structure Fire (Click this title to see more)

EFRS members responded to a small structure fire call in March 2012. On arrival, they found that the structure, said to be a chicken coop, had burned itself out leaving a pile of embers and two melted plastic water tanks. Firefighters hosed down the structure to be sure it was completely out and verified that the fire had not […]

EFRS Members Fight Garage Fire in Bitter Cold (Click this title to see more)

EFRS members supported by members of nearby fire districts responded to a garage fire about 4AM on a cold morning in January 2012. The outside temperature was about 15 degrees. The inside temperature was toasty warm and the fire was quickly extinquished. Following an overhaul (cleanup and verification of extinguishment) , the members and equipment returned […]

Multiple Motor Vehicle Accidents in November (Click this title to see more)

Two minor motor vehicle  accidents occured in Eldorado in November, 2011. In both incidents, there were only minor injuries.The first two images below are of a two-car accident on Ave Eldorado and Compadres. The next two images are of a two-car accident on the corner of US285 and Ave Eldorado. While EFRS members practice the task of extricating patients from damaged vehicles, this […]

El Dorado Fire members participate in Live Fire Training (Click this title to see more)

It is important that Firefighters are well trained to enter a burning building. This situation can be deadly without the proper training. In October, 2011, EFRS members participated in a Live Fire training exercise with other members of the Eastern Region fire departments of Santa Fe County. Two old railroad cars have been placed to simulate […]

EFRS Helps Hondo Extinguish Brush Fire on I-25 (Click this title to see more)

Extreme drought conditions have helped create a number of brush fires this year in our part of Santa Fe County. In this brush fire along I-25,  EFRS firefighters assisted Hondo in a rapid extinquishment of the flames. Small brush fires can get out of hand in a hurry depending on the wind and other conditions. Quick extinquishment […]

EFRS Responds to Structure and Wildland Fires in June and July (Click this title to see more)

June and July were busy months for the El Dorado Fire and Rescue Service in terms of fires. In this time, they responded to two wildland fires, two structure fires, and a vehicle fire. The wildland fires were fought near US285 a few miles from Clines Corners. Both fires were fought by members of many fire […]


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