Pecos Canyon News
Despite our best attempts and despite the support and help from many people, today I was officially terminated by San Miguel county.
My experience as a paid fire fighter retiring from Los Alamos Fire department five years ago, taught me what a quality department should consist of and what we needed to do to reach that level. I and the members of the department worked hard toward those goals. My focus during this time was entirely on reaching those goals. We completed many that I am very proud of. Unfortunately, we did not complete all the goals we set out to accomplish.
I would like to thank all of you who supported me and Pecos Canyon Fire & Rescue over the years, and especially over the past four years since I became its volunteer Chief.
The status and future of the department is unclear at this point. If you have questions about that, direct them to the San Miguel County manager.
I am very proud of the work we did and the accomplishments made for the benef ~Eric Roybal
San Miguel County has just released the new alert notification system for the area. Go to http://tinyurl.com/smc-lv-oem-alert and sign up! Please share this with everyone you know. ~Eric Roybal
UPDATE: All three call boxes in the canyon are now in full service. We would like to thank all who assisted with this project!
UPDATE: The call box at Terrero is now fully functional.
As most of you know, there is no cell phone service north of mile marker ten in the Pecos Canyon. As a result, if there is an emergency in the canyon, visitors must drive back down the canyon to call 911. To try to minimize this, Pecos Canyon Fire & Rescue, with a generous grant from the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation is installing 3 emergency call boxes in the canyon. One call box is at our station, one is at the Terrero Store and the third is at Cowles near the ponds. We have been working on this project for over a year. I am proud to say that our first call box (at our fire station) is in full service! ~Eric Roybal
911 Address Explained
When you dial 911 from your landline telephone, emergency dispatchers should immediately be able to view your physical address and your phone number. This is important as this is the address emergency responders will use to locate your residence and must match our map books. Also, if someone was able to dial 911 but was not able to talk for some reason, your physical address would be shown to the dispatcher and we would still be able to find you.
Another very important part of Enhanced 911 is that dispatchers can actually call all phone numbers simultaneously in a certain area to alert residents of an emergency, of an evacuation or to shelter in place.
Therefore, it is very important that the information you are using matches the database below. If you are currently using a different address, we ask that you use the address provided to you in this data base and if the database does not show a phone number for you, we ask that you provide one to the county for your own protection. This database does not allow you to make any changes to your information, to do so you must contact Mario Vasquez at San Miguel County.
You can "look-up" your physical address by typing the address you are currently using into the search fields. If after using the Help section, your address still does not come up, either you are using an incorrect address or your address is not correct in the database. In either case, please contact: Mario Vasquez Mvasquez@smcounty.net or (505) 454-1654, ext 208 to resolve the issue.
In addition, please remember to post your physical address in a visible location and use reflective lettering that can be easily seen in the dark.
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