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September 18, 2020 - EMS World Expo Virtual Presentation

The EMS World Expo is an annual event that brings together EMS professionals from all over the world. This year the Santa Fe Fire Department's (SFFD) very own EMS Captain, Faith Applewhite, was asked to be a presenter at the virtual expo. Captain Applewhite presented an essential tool used by the SFFD known as The Mnemonic: CP's MERITS. CP's MERITS is used by community paramedics to navigate and prioritize the health concerns and needs of patients within the community.

Captain Applewhite, along with MIH-Paramedic, Ramos Tsosie, who is also with the SFFD's Mobile Integrated Health Office (MIHO), presented the use of CP's MERITS using two different case studies.

To view the article, You be the CP: Case Studies of Complex MIH Patients and learn more about CP's MERITS, please visit the EMS World webpage. 
 


September 16, 2020 - "Life Kit: 6 Ways To Get Ready for a Wildfire", NPR Interview

With a large number of wildfires currently active around the United States, it is imperative to plan should the unexpected happen. Wildlife Urban Interface Specialist, Porfirio Chavarria, was interviewed by NPR for their podcast series "Life Kit: 6 Ways To Get Ready for a Wildfire", where they discuss how to evacuate from wildfires and what to do should you become trapped.

LIFE KIT: 6 WAYS TO GET READY FOR A WILDFIRE


September 15, 2020 - Medio Fire Update: 100% Contained

Medio Fire 100% contained. The Santa Fe National Forest will be hosting a virtual community meeting regarding the Medio Fire and the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. You may visit the Santa Fe National Forest's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/santafeNF/. No account is required to view the video and questions will be monitored throughout the meeting.

Visit the new Inciweb webpage for the BAER Team at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7133/. 

 


 

September 11, 2020 - Santa Fe Fire Department 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The Santa Fe Fire Department remembers and honors all who lost their lives as well as the survivors of September 11, 2001. A total of 2,977 lives were lost. Among those lost were 343 New York City firefighters, 23 New York City police officers, and 37 Port Authority police officers.

We will never forget.

To view the Santa Fe Fire Departments live 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/SantaFeFireDepartment/videos/602121157148998/

https://www.facebook.com/SantaFeGov/videos/803773633714519/ 

 


September 7, 2020 - Santa Fe Fire Department / Air Flight Patient Care

Santa Fe Fire Department frequently works with outside agencies to provide quality care to the Santa Fe community. As pictured below, our med crew is assisting the flight crew with an Airport transfer.

 


September 4, 2020 - SFFD Fire Inspector Promotions

Chief Babcock and the Santa Fe Fire Department are pleased to announce the promotion of Firefighter Rollin Jones and Engineer Mark Wrolstad, to the position of Fire Inspector. Firefighter Jones most recently served as a firefighter/EMT-B/ARFF for Station 10, B-Shift. And, Firefighter Wrolstad served as an Engineer/EMT-I for Station 1, B-Shift.

Congratulations on your promotions.

 


August 21, 2020 - Medio Fire Information Update

The Incident Management Team will be hosting a virtual community meeting tonight, August 21, 2020, at 6:00 PM (MT). You may view the virtual meeting by visiting https://facebook.com/santafeNF/. If you are unable to join at the scheduled meeting time, a recording will be available to view at a later time. No account is required to view the video. If a pop-up box appears when you first navigate to the link, you may use the scrollbar on the right side of the screen to scroll down and click "not now" to minimize the login pop-up. The team will monitor online Facebook questions during the live meeting, or you may e-mail your questions in advance to [bot protected email address].

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health may be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website.

For more information regarding the Medio Fire, you may also visit the following links:

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7031/

Santa Fe National Forest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/santafeNF/

Santa Fe National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/santafe/home

New Mexico Fire Information: https://nmfireinfo.com/


 August 20, 2020 - Medio Fire Information Update from the United States Dept. of Agriculture


August 19, 2020 - Medio Fire Information Update from the United States Dept. of Agriculture

Below is the lastest news release and map from the United States Department of Agriculture in reference to the Medio Fire located off the Rio en Medio Trail in the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health may be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website. The Forest Stewards Guild offers a HEPA Filter Loan Program that is available on a first come/first served basis.

For more fire updates, you may visit the following links:

Santa Fe National Forest website

New Mexico Fire Information website

Santa Fe National Forest (Facebook)

Santa Fe National Forest (Twitter)


August 19, 2020 - Medio Fire Information Update from the United States Dept. of Agriculture

Below is the news release from the United States Department of Agriculture in reference to the Medio Fire located off the Rio en Medio Trail in the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health may be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website. The Forest Stewards Guild offers a HEPA Filter Loan Program that is available on a first come/first served basis.

For more fire updates, you may visit the following links:

Santa Fe National Forest website

New Mexico Fire Information website

Santa Fe National Forest (Facebook)

Santa Fe National Forest (Twitter)

 

 

 


July 30, 2020 - Santa Fe Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Please join the Santa Fe Fire Department and Police Department for this year's Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. The event will take place on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, 12pm-4:30pm at the Santa Fe Place Mall in the empty storefront by the food court. This blood drive is a friendly rivalry between Fire/EMS and Law Enforcement in an effort to encourage and maintain suffcient blood resources for our community. Battle of the Badges tee shirts will be given and donors will get to vote for either Fire/EMS or Law Enforcement.

Donors will be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart and are required to wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the donation area. Donors will also be pre-screened for temperature. Complementary COVID-19 antibody testing on all blood donations are being offered to donors. This test determines if a donor has previously had the virus and is not a test to determine if they are currently infected. If a donor does not feel well or has been exposed to someone that is sick in the previous 14 days, they are asked to stay home and not donate blood.

 

 

 

 

 

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