Galisteo Volunteer Fire District

Located in the central portion of Santa Fe County the Galisteo Fire District is responsible for providing fire and emergency medical services to the communities of Galisteo and Ranchitos out of one fire station, located at #39 Avenida Vieja. The District station houses four response vehicles and is one of the Couny’s smaller Districts. With a lot of community support, hard work, determination, improvements in our local community water system, construction of our new station, many hours of training and certification of our members our new ISO rating improved to a 6/8B. The district assists and receives aid from other agencies including, Bureau of Land Management, NM State Forestry, US Forest Service, Bernalillo County Fire Department, Torrance County Fire Department and San Miguel County Fire Department, as well as other Santa Fe County Districts.

The Galisteo Fire & Rescue District was established in 1992 and is one of the four districts in the Eastern Region. Over the past sixteen years, with the help from Santa Fe County, dedicated volunteers and community support, we have acquired new apparatus including an engine, water tender & a brush truck.

The fire district started with an ISO rating of 9/10 and after many years of hard work the ISO rating in the village is currently at 6/8B. We currently have sixteen members, thirteen firefighters (eleven of which have medical training: 2 first responders - 8 EMT Basic - 1 EMT-I). We also have volunteers trained to respond to wildland and swift water incidents. We recently added a LP12 to our inventory that will allow us to provide the best possible care for our patients.

 

Galisteo1.jpg Jean has been in the Fire Service for 20 years. Currently she is the District Chief and a founding member of the Galisteo Fire District which was established in 1992. Jean has held the office of District Chief since 2004.  In 2008 she was elected as vice president of the Santa Fe County Chief's Association for two years and then voted in as President in 2010. In 2000 Jean was hired as a PRN with SFCFD, during our transition from a volunteer fire department to a combination career/volunteer department. Being a PRN for 8 years gave Jean the opportunity to enhance her EMS and Firefighter skills while also working through Santa Fe County. "During this time, I was fortunate to meet and work with many of the dedicated volunteers and career staff, while experencing first hand the challenges that each district faces. I will continue to help SFCFD move forward to provide the citizens and visitors of Santa Fe County with safe,caring and professional service."

 

Contact Information

District Chief:  Jean Moya
District Phone: 505-466-0396
District Fax: 505-466-3658

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 Office (ISO) Rating for the Galisteo Volunteer Fire District (05/5Y):

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.