Located in the north central portion of the County the Pojoaque Fire Districts two fire stations are located at 17919 US Hwy 84/295 and #302 NM Hwy 503 and Nambe Falls Rd. Serving the communities of Nambe, Pojoaque, Jacona, Jaconita, El Rancho, Nambe Pueblo, Pueblo of Pojoaque, San Ildefonso Pueblo, Arroyo Seco and Cuyamungue the District is also home to the Northern Region paid paramedic crew (Med 50). The District has recently experienced a rapid increase in its call volume due to tribal development including Buffalo Thunder Resort and the Nambe Falls Travel Center as well as the reformatting of US 84/285 from Tesuque to Pojoaque and the continuing upgrade and modification of US 84/285 from Pojoaque to Arroyo Seco. In order to meet the increased demands the District works closely with NM-EMNRD/Forestry, BIA, Espanola Fire Department, Santa Fe Fire Department, Los Alamos Fire Department, La Mesilla Fire Department, Santa Clara Fire Department and other Districts within Santa Fe County.

The Pojoaque Valley Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1959 by a group of civic-minded community members and was the first volunteer fire department organized in Santa Fe County. Department members constructed the original fire station on US 84/285 and a fire engine was obtained from Los Alamos Fire Dept. at a cost of $4,000. Over the past forty-six years the members of the Pojoaque Fire District have provided fire and EMS services for the communities of the Pojoaque Valley including three Pueblos and became part of the Santa Fe County Fire Department in 1997.

Joseph SandovalDistrict Chief Sandoval joined the Rio Arriba County Truchas Fire District in 1998. in 2000 he assisted wiht the Cerro Grande Fire in Los Alamos. In 2002 Joseph assisted with the Borrego Fire that threatened his home town of Truchas with Rio Arriba County Truchas Fire District. He left Truchas Fire in 2002 as Fire Lieutenant.
District Chief Sandoval joined the La Puebla Fire District in Santa Fe County in 2002, advancing to the rank of District Chief in 2007 with a total of 14 years of fire service. Within this timeframe Joseph has expanded the La Puebla Fire District Station 1 to include a conference room, office, kitchen area, restrooms and other modifications to the existing station.
District Chief Sandoval holds a full time job with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he has been employed for the last 11 years. He lives in La Puebla and is married with one daughter. 


Contact Information

District Chief: Joseph Sandoval
District Phone:505-455-2446
District Fax:505-455-0629

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 Pojoaque Volunteer Fire District (4/10):

For more information on ISO Ratings please visit:https://www.santafecountynm.gov/media/files/Fire/PDF/ISO%20Info.pdf