Close Before You Doze

Close Before You Doze

TO SAVE LIVES IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE, THE LA MADERA FIRE DISTRICT URGES RESIDENTS TO ‘CLOSE BEFORE YOU DOZE’ In response to fires engulfing homes at record speeds, The La Madera Fire District is working with UL FSRI to spread a life-saving message Sandia Park, New Mexico (December 2018) – The La Madera Fire

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Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13, 2018

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13, 2018

Neighbors, During Fire Prevention Week, the La Madera Fire District encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn.” What does that mean? Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to

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Burn Ban Lifted

Burn Ban Lifted

LIFTED BURNING BAN: Effective 9:45 a.m. Monday, July 16 the Sandoval County Fire Department has lifted the burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the County. Recent rainfall has allowed for enough moisture to reduce fire danger. However, SCFD still reminds residents & visitors to be responsible with fires. Visit https://lamaderafire.org/services/open-burning-info/ for information...

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Firework Ban in La Madera

Firework Ban in La Madera

The La Madera Fire District is situated in an unincorporated area of Sandoval County.  On June 7th, 2018 the Sandoval County Board of County Commissioners issued resolution No. 6-7-18.10 banning and restricting the use of certain fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county. The fireworks ban prohibits the use of missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners,

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Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling Safety Tips

When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill. Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker*, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires. In 2011 – 2015, fire departments

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Burn Ban Now In Effect

Burn Ban Now In Effect

April 13, 2018 The Sandoval County Fire Department, due to the extremely high winds and dry conditions, has issued bans on open burning in the unincorporated areas of Sandoval County. In addition, during the ban, the Sandoval County Fire Department will no longer issue burn permits of any kind. The ban took effect this morning,

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Winter Fire Safety

Winter Fire Safety

Hello Neighbors: Well, the balloons are gone for another year, days are getting shorter, summer is coming to an end, and winter is right around the corner.  Are you, your family, your animals, and your home ready for winter?  Here are some preparation reminders for the coming winter months. It’s important that you have your

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9-volt Battery Safety

9-volt Battery Safety

9-volt batteries power our smoke alarms, household items and toys.  They can be found in most homes.  But these batteries can be a fire hazard if not stored safely or disposed of with care. The problem 9-volt batteries can be dangerous. The positive and negative posts are close together. If a metal object touches the two

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In Real Life, Get Outside and Stay Outside

In Real Life, Get Outside and Stay Outside

Many films, and some recent TV shows, depict movie stars engaging in dramatic acts of heroism, jumping through flames to save someone else trapped in a fire. While these scenes can serve as great entertainment, the Sandoval County La Madera Fire District wants to remind everyone that they are just that: enjoyable, but completely unrealistic images

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