Edgewood Volunteer Fire District

The Edgewood Fire District is situated in the south west corner of Santa Fe County and is responsible for providing fire and emergency medical services to the communities of Edgewood, Golden, Cedar Grove, and San Pedro out of four fire stations located at 1 Municipal Way; #650 Hwy 344 in Cedar Grove; #02 Oro Quay in San Pedro and #18 Dinkle Rd. The District is also home to the Southern Region paid paramedic crew (Med 70). As a growing community the district assists and receives aid from other agencies including, Sandoval County Fire Department, Bernalillo County Fire Department, Torrance County Fire Department, the Cities of Morarity, Estancia, and Willard as well as several other Santa Fe County Districts.

The Edgewood Fire Department was organized in 1964 with ten volunteers, only hand equipment such as shovels, rakes, and gunnysacks to fight grass fires. The Fire District had undetermined boundaries and a population of approximately 1,500 residents. In 1965, the Department acquired a 1950s model fire engine from the city of Deming and a small two-bay building that served as its station. The building was later expanded into the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department main station. About a year later a surplus army truck was converted into a tanker and put into service.

Over the next thirty years the department built a new main station, three substations, and added fourteen modern pieces of fire and rescue apparatus. In the 1980s, an ambulance was added and the name of the department was changed to the Edgewood Fire and Ambulance Service. In the 1990s the department was covering 112 square miles and had forty volunteers. A new 228,000 sq. foot Walmart was recently built in the city of Edgewood.

Chief Miller has been involved in the Fire Service for 13 years, 9 years of that has been in the career service. He started his volunteer service with the Los Ranchos Fire Department in Albuquerque in 2002. In May 2013 Chief Miller started volunteering with the Edgewood Fire District. He currently has certifications as an IFSAC Firefighter 2 level, Instructor 1 and Fire Officer 2. As a Wildland Firefighter, Chief Miller is currently qualified as an Engine Boss and is working on his Task Force Strike Team Leader certification.

Chief Miller enjoys camping and hunting with his family and working Wildland deployments during fire season. In August 2014, he was deployed to California to assist the California Department of Forestry and CAL Fire for 20 days. He is usually deployed once or twice every year throughout the fire season.

Contact Information

District Chief: Nate Miller
Department Phone: 505-281-4697
Department Fax:  505-281-0325

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 Edgewood Volunteer Fire District (5/6):

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.