Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mountain Rescue Working Group Being Formed

Cloudcroft FD in cooperation with James Canyon and High Rolls Fire is in the process of forming a working group to explore the possibility of creating a joint High/Low Angle rescue team. Several shared targeted hazards have been identified which are spurring the creation of this group to explore the idea of this team. A pre-liminary meeting was conducted in which representatives of the respective fire departments got to know each other and tried to establish a baseline of equipment needed.

Anyone wishing to take part should contact Mark Klaene or Paul McCarty at one of the next scheduled meetings.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Training Reminder

General Announcement to all members...

There will be training on deployment of the new FIT-5 initial attack device at the Otero County Fire Training Ground on Highway 70 tomorrow night. We will need at least one pumper and a crew of 4 with structural firefighting gear. Anyone who wishes to attend should be at the training grounds prior to 5:30pm or should make arrangements to catch a ride down the mountain to attend.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Situation Report: Motorcycle vs. Car

At 5:10pm, High Rolls Fire and EMS was called to the scene of a vehicle accident with injuries near MM 9 in the area of "the Old Apple Barn". The accident involved an automobile striking a motorcycle, sending one man to the hospital with injuries. The patient was transported via AMR ambulance into Alamogordo.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Flood Control

The heavy rains yesterday caused several flooding issues in and around High Rolls. Our volunteers were busy filling sand-bags, fixing wash-outs, and re-inforcing areas prone to flooding. Several washed out roads caused problems, the most notable being Old Firehouse and several points along Karr Canyon. A supply of filled sand-bags has been station at the Main Station for use if flooding becomes an issue for the High Rolls area again, over the next few weeks. Otero County and Boles Acres FD provided assistance with the sand-bagging operations.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Not Everything a Fire...

The High Rolls Fire Department was called out at 0230 AM for a report of a downed tree blocking Highway 82 near MM 12. The tree was no match for the chainsaws of the HRFD wildland fire units, and the highway was quickly cleared.