Wildfire Information 2022

 The City of Santa Fe is currently in Fire Restrictions! 

The Governing Body approved Resolution 2022-25 - Proclaiming Severe or Extreme Drought Conditions Exist in the City of Santa Fe; Imposing Fire Restrictions From May 11, 2022, to June 10, 2022;

The Governing Body hereby prohibits the following activities:

  • The Sale or Use of Fireworks Within the City of Santa Fe 
  • Open burning, including campfires, bonfires, pit barbecues;
  • Burning of weeds, trash, or other vegetation;
  • Smoking in public parks, recreation areas, or on any public trail; 
  • Using any motorized all-terrain vehicle or motorcycles on city owned open space, parks, trails, or other recreational areas,

The City of Santa Fe urges residents to take measures to protect against potential fires.

Please follow these guidelines to avoid setting a fire:

  • ON WINDY DAYS, DON’T DO ANYTHING THAT COULD CAUSE A FIRE BY SETTING OFF SPARKS: Don’t use charcoal grills, fire pits, welding tools, or lawnmowers.
  • CHECK YOUR VEHICLES: Be sure that chains on RV’s/trailers aren’t hanging, they spark on roads. If your vehicle is sparking for any reason, don’t drive it. Don’t park a vehicle that’s been running over tall grass.
  • UNTIL THE PRESENT FIRE DANGER ABATES, AVOID THE SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST.

Preparation for a Wildfire Emergency

For all-around wildfire preparedness recommendations in English and Spanish consult the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition website. 

The website includes steps necessary to prepare your home for wildfire.

City residents can call Porfirio Chavarria, the Fire Department's Wildland-Urban Interface Specialist, to request in-person assessments for wildfire hazards around their property; (505) 955-3119.

Ready -Set-Go

Find thorough instructions here for creating a Ready-Set-Go Personal Wildfire Action Plan. Priorities include:

GET READY: Prepare the family and the house. 

  • Follow this link  to find ways to reduce the risk that your home and property will become fuel for a fire.
  • Pack a Go-Kit and don’t forget the 6 P’s:
  • People and pets;
  • Papers, phone numbers and important documents.*
  • Prescriptions, vitamins and eyeglasses;
  • Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia;
  • Personal computer hard drive and disks;
  • “Plastic” (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash.

* IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. Keep these in a waterproof and fireproof container:

  • will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds;
  • bank account numbers;
  • inventory of valuables;
  • important phone numbers;
  • passports, social security cards, immunization records;
  • credit card account numbers and companies family records (birth, marriage, and death certificates.

GET SET to leave as fire approaches:

  • Stay informed: Alert Santa Fe is the official emergency alert and notification system for the City and County of Santa Fe. This system is used to send alerts to the public and internally to city or county employees during emergencies. Sign up for Alerts here.  
  • Track the weather: Check the current weather conditions at weather.gov/abq.
  • Know before you go: Learn about fire restrictions and current fires at  NM Fire Info | New Mexico Fire Information
  • Know where to go in case of evacuation: The NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has put up a 2022 Wildfires website that posts updates of current conditions and threats and provides information for specific fires (including Hermit Peak/Calf Canyon to the east and Cerro Pelado to the west), such as evacuations, evacuation centers & shelters, livestock, road closures etc.

GO early enough to avoid being caught in fire, smoke, or road congestion. Don’t wait to be told by authorities to leave. Have specific plans:

  • Where to go;
  • What to take;
  • How to get there.

Watch: City of Santa Fe Fire Preparedness Briefing 5/9/22



How You Can Help

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Wildland Preparedness Information 

 


Know where to go in case of evacuation: The NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has put up a 2022 Wildfires website  that posts updates of current conditions and threats and provides information for specific fires (including Hermit Peak/Calf Canyon to the east and Cerro Pelado to the west), such as evacuations, evacuation centers & shelters, livestock, road closures, etc. Also, individuals can report damages and apply for assistance through the website.

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