Agua Fria Volunteer Fire District

The Agua Fria Fire District is situated in west central Santa Fe County and is responsible for providing fire and emergency medical services to the communities of Agua Fria, Las Campanas, La Tierra and Fin del Sendero. Its two stations are located at #58 SFC Rd. 62 and #3 Arroyo Calabasas Rd. Agua Fria District continues to grow with many residences in the Las Campanas area in excess of 5000 sq. ft. The district assists and receives aid from other agencies including the City of Santa Fe, US Forest Service, NM State Forestry and the other Santa Fe County Districts.

In late summer of 1991 a group of eight residents formed the Agua Fria Fire & Rescue Department. They operated the first year with no funding or equipment other than donations. SFFD Chief Frank DiLuzio gave Agua Fria a 1974 American LaFrance fire truck. In September 1992 the Charter was passed for the Agua Fria Fire District. The first year calls of 638 grew in just four years to 838 runs. Today the Agua Fria District call volume averages almost 1000 calls a year. Santa Fe County gave land off of County road 62 for the construction of the main station. In 1996 land was donated in the Las Campañas area for a sub-station and the La Tierra substation was constructed. Approximately 25% of the calls are out of the sub-station area.

District Chief Moomaw is 68 years old and has lived in the Santa Fe area for the last forty-seven years. He's been married for the last forty-four years and has two, adult children. He taught mathematics (seventh grade through algebra two) and physics for Santa Fe Public schools for thrity-five years during that time DC Moomaw coached junior high track and field.  DC Moomaw has taught college algebra and the Santa Fe Community College for a few years, that is until firefighting became more interesting.

District Chief Moomaw joined Agua Fria Fire and Rescue in 1992 and was trained to the Firefighter I level in 1993 and has held office as a Lieutenant, Captain and District Chief. Quickly discovering Wildland Firefighting, he became an Engine Boss and has fought fires in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, California and Washington.

 

 

Contact Information

District Chief:  Milt Moomaw
District Phone: 505-471-3473
District Fax: 505-471-5026

Please keep in mind, these are volunteer departments, and there may not be anyone there to answer your call. Leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

 

Insurance Services Organization (ISO) Rating for the Agua Fria Volunteer Fire District (5/7):

ISO collects information (such as nearest water supply, fire station, station staffing, number of personnel, number and type of fire trucks, pumping capacity, emergency communications, etc.) on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. Based on the information a numerical rating is given to the area which is used by insurance companies to determine premiums.

Split Classifications:
When a district has a split classification, such as 5/9, the first number is the class that applies to properties within 5 road miles of the responding fire station and 1,000 feet of a creditable water supply (fire hydrant, suction point, or dry hydrant). The second number is the class that applies to properties within 5 road miles of a fire station but beyond 1,000 feet of a credible water supply.

New Classifications (effective July 1, 2014):
There are two new classifications that may appear with the number classifications ‘X’ and ‘Y’ (formerly the ‘9’ and ‘8B’ portion of the split classification, ie: 6/8B). Please note: Communities graded with a single ‘9’ or ‘8B’ classification will remain intact.