El Dorado Volunteer Fire District

Located in the central portion of the County the El Dorado Fire District serves the communities of Eldorado, Belicia, Alteza, Dos Griegos, Los Vaqueros, Tierra Colinas, Los Caballos, Ranchos de Santa Fe, The Ridges, Old Road Ranch, Cielo Colorado, Lamy, the US285 Corridor, Galisteo Basin Preserve, Tierra Sabrosa, Vista Sierra Bonita, Ladera, Avila at Eldorado, Las Nubes out of three fire stations located at #144 Avenida Vista Grande, the intersection of Avenida Vista Grande & Avenida Casa del Oro and the entrance to the transfer station at the intersection of US Hwy 285 & El Dorado. Currently the district has over 4,000 homes and an increasing and expanding commercial area. The recent water moratorium has been lifted and residential lots/development is growing once again. The district includes two railroads, the WIPP route, a gas station, an elementary school, several restaurants, two shopping malls, numerous office spaces, green belts, wilderness areas, a pool, library, senior center, community center, a train station, soccer and baseball fields, parks with playground equipment, bike paths, equestrian trails, stables, multiple indoor arenas, several large ranches, and state and forest service land. In order to meet the increased demands the District works closely with NMState Forestry, USFS and other Districts within Santa Fe County.

The El Dorado Fire Brigade started in 1976 when there were fewer than 400 homes in the area. Its first home was in a barn by the Eldorado Clubhouse. El Dorado Fire & Rescue Service became an official fire district in the County of Santa Fe on January 14, 1980. The current Main Station was built in 1985 and expanded in 1997. Station 2 was built in 1990, Station 3 was built in 1995.

 

District Chief Servey has been involved with the fire service for 19 years. She started near Akron, Ohio working 7 years for a career department as a fire medic working her way up to shift leader. In 2004, DC Servey moved to the Land of Enchantment and accepted a career firefighter-paramedic position with Santa Fe County Fire Dept. In 2006, she accepted a position with the Los Alamos Fire Department, and after 10 years of service within the ranks she currently holds the position of Battalion Chief in LAFD. For the past four years, in her spare time, she volunteers with the El Dorado Volunteer Fire District. If asked DC Servey will answer "yes, I happen to do this for a living, but I am honored to return home and help my neighbors and friends that volunteer their time for the community as well as the people and visitors of El Dorado."

DC Servey currently holds certifications as IFSAC Firefighter II, Instructor II, Fire Officer III, Adjunt State Fire Instructor, Wildland and Swift Water rescue.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Science, and Associates Degree in Fire Science and is currently in her first year of the Executive Fire Officer's Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Contact Information

District Chief:  Wendy Servey
District Phone: 505-466-1204
District Fax: 505-466-0686

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 El Dorado Volunteer Fire District (3/8B):

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.