Socorro County Fire Marshal

The Socorro County Fire Marshal is appointed by the Socorro Board of County Commissioners.

The Fire Marshal coordinates the several volunteer fire departments within Socorro County.

These volunteer fire fighters are your friends and neighbors. Those departments include:

Abeytas Volunteer Fire Department

Hop Canyon Volunteer Fire Department

Midway Volunteer Fire Department

San Antonio Volunteer Fire Department

Luis Lopez Fire Station

Bosquecito Substation

Fire Marshal

198 Neel Avenue

Socorro NM 87801

Mark Mercer

Fire Marshal

575-835-2029

FAX: 575-835-2700

mmercer@co.socorro.nm.us


Mark Mercer

Fire Department Documents

Abatement Office

The Abatement Office is responsible for enforcing the County's Abatement Ordinance. If you need to report an unsafe structure, please contact this office. Please review the illegal dumping brochure below for more information.

CWPP

The Socorro County Community Wildfire Protection Plan was adopted in June 2006 and is maintained and updated.

Wildfire Protection Plans

Firewise Program

Firewise is a nationally recognized program that shows homeowners what they can do to increase their chances of surviving a wildfire.

The Socorro County Fire Marshal's office works with individuals and communities to help them make their homes Firewise.

Being Firewise

Firewise is a nationally recognized program that helps communities and:

  • Creates defensible space that prevents fires from advancing and endangering home and lives.

  • Improves property value while reducing risk of loss.

  • Improves community relationships with local fire staff, since firefighters can concentrate their efforts on fighting wildfires rather than devoting often limited resources to protecting homes- which may ultimately be lost if the fire can’t be contained.

  • Encourages good neighbors, since the more homes within a community that adopt “Firewise” practices, the greater the impact on reducing the heat and spread of fire.

  • Offers peace of mind, knowing that your home is prepared to survive a wildfire in the event one should occur.

When a wildfire is approaching, firefighters have no choice but to drive right past homes that cannot be saved, and put their resources into defending homes that can be saved.

The Socorro County Fire Marshal and local fire departments will be presenting a series of wildfire preparedness community workshops in various communities around the county.

They are designed to help people reduce the risk from wildfire before a fire starts.

You can make your home defensible, but not at the last minute. Come to a workshop and learn about fire behavior, and about FireWise construction, maintenance, and landscaping techniques.

Firewise Workshop Days

The Socorro County Fire Marshal and local fire departments present wildfire preparedness community workshops in various communities around the county.

The workshops are designed to help people reduce the risk from wildfire before a fire starts.

You can make your home defensible, but not at the last minute. Come to a workshop and learn about fire behavior, and about FireWise construction, maintenance, and landscaping techniques.

Ken Wolf

Firewise Key Contact

575-835-2029

kwolf@co.socorro.nm.us

Related links:

Firewise Documents

Abeytas Fire District

Chief Richard Sylvestre is in charge of the combined Abeytas-Veguita district.

The Abeytas Fire District runs from west of Interstate 25 to the Rio Grande on the east, and is bounded on the north by the county line, on the south mainly by US Route 60.

Training and Maintenance Meetings are second and fourth Saturdays at 9 AM.

There are two stations, both on NM Route 116: the Abeytas station is near mile 4; the Sabinal station is near mile 8.

Richard Sylvestre

Abeytas Fire Chief

505-861-0233

avfd@co.socorro.nm.us

Hop Canyon Fire District

The district covers Hop Canyon and Paterson Canyon.

Meetings/training/maintenance are on the first and third Mondays of each month at 1600 hours.

Jim Bookland

Hop Canyon Fire Chief

Shane Ingate

Assistant Chief

Midway Fire District

Meetings are held at 6 PM on the first and third Tuesday of the month.


Marc Wheeler

Chief

575-418-8330

San Antonio Fire District

ISO Rating: 5

Meetings are held at 6PM on first and third Thursdays monthly,

Stations

San Antonio Main Station
PO Box 128
40 US 380 , just off I-25
San Antonio, NM 87832
575-835-8461

Luis Lopez Main Station
2154 NM Route 1
at Mitchell Road
Luis Lopez NM 87801

Wildland Station
(former main station)
1770 Main Street (NM Route 1)

Bosquecito Substation
523 Bosquecito Road
Bosquecito NM 87832


Gabriel Garza

Chief

Adan Rescate

Assistant Chief

Andy Sanchez

Captain

Bear Albrecht

Lieutenant

Katie Sanchez

Secretary