The Edgewood Fire District is situated in the south west corner of Santa Fe County and is responsible for providing fire and emergency medical services to the communities of Edgewood, Golden, Cedar Grove, and San Pedro out of four fire stations located at 1 Municipal Way; #650 Hwy 344 in Cedar Grove; #02 Oro Quay in San Pedro and #18 Dinkle Rd. The District is also home to the Southern Region paid paramedic crew (Med 70). As a growing community the district assists and receives aid from other agencies including, Sandoval County Fire Department, Bernalillo County Fire Department, Torrance County Fire Department, the Cities of Morarity, Estancia, and Willard as well as several other Santa Fe County Districts.
The Edgewood Fire Department was organized in 1964 with ten volunteers, only hand equipment such as shovels, rakes, and gunnysacks to fight grass fires. The Fire District had undetermined boundaries and a population of approximately 1,500 residents. In 1965, the Department acquired a 1950s model fire engine from the city of Deming and a small two-bay building that served as its station. The building was later expanded into the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department main station. About a year later a surplus army truck was converted into a tanker and put into service.
Over the next thirty years the department built a new main station, three substations, and added fourteen modern pieces of fire and rescue apparatus. In the 1980s, an ambulance was added and the name of the department was changed to the Edgewood Fire and Ambulance Service. In the 1990s the department was covering 112 square miles and had forty volunteers. A new 228,000 sq. foot Walmart was recently built in the city of Edgewood.
District Chief Bohannon joined the Edgewood Volunteer Fire District in August 2006 soon after his retirement from the US Navy as a Chief Damage Controlman (shipboard firefighting/CBR specialist). DC Bohannon started his fire service volunteering in Corpus Christi, Texas with the Nueces County Rural Fire Protection District in Aug 2001 and served there for 2 ½ years before the Navy sent him to Japan for two years and his retirement. He has served as Fire Lieutenant and EMS Captain as well as Assistant District Chief. He received his NM EMT-Basic license in 2012. DC Bohannon works for Albuquerque Public Schools Maintenance and Operations Department in their Fire Extinguisher service and repair shop. DC Bohannon has been married for 29 years and has two daughters and one son. DC Bohannon is involved with the local Boy Scout troop and is also involved with his local church.
District Chief:Michael Bohannon
Please keep in mind, some Fire District Stations are not staffed full time, and there may not be anyone there to answer your call. Please leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible. If there is an emergency dial 9-1-1.
Insurance Services Organization (ISO) Rating for the Edgewood Volunteer Fire District (5/10):
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