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Fire Department

Glorieta Pass Volunteer Fire District

The Glorieta Pass Fire District is situated in the east central portion of Santa Fe County and is responsible for providing fire and emergency medical services to the communities of San Miguel County; Pecos, Rowe, Ilfield, San Jose, San Juan and the Upper Pecos Canyon out a station located at #43 Firestation Rd. in the Village of Glorieta. Glorieta Pass Fire District serves approximately 1200 full time residents as well as up to 3000 annual guests visiting the Glorieta Conference Center and assists and receives aid from other agencies including, NM State Forestry, US Forest Service as well as several other Santa Fe County Districts.

The main station, built solely by the volunteers, is expected to change to a substation with the expectation of a new main station built in the center of the district. The district has a long history of mutual aid to the neighbors in San Miguel County and is proud to continue helping mitigate emergencies in the overall larger community.

Glorieta1.jpg District Chief Jane McSweeney joined the fire service in March 1978 with the Hillside Hose Co., in Morristownship, New Jersey. She was the first female firefighter in Morris County and second in the State of New Jersey in 1978. She was the first female firefighter to complete Fire Fighter I, II and III at the Morris County Fire Fighter Academy.
District Chief McSweeney and her husband, Bill moved to the Glorieta area in 1981 and along with other community members started the Glorieta Pass Volunteer Fire Department in September of 1983. She became an EMT in 1982 with the Pecos Volunteer Ambulance Service. She climbed the ranks and became the District Chief in January 2010.
When asked why she chose to be a volunteer fire fighter she responded “ I am a 3rd generation fire fighter, I grew up watching my Father, Brother and other family members in the local Volunteer Fire Department.” Two of her three children are continuing the tradition. District Chief McSweeney says “I enjoy helping people through their emergency. I hope and pray to make it a little less painful for them. My motto is “I will do my best and give God the rest.” She loves to teach and share safety talks with school children (pre-school to high school). “Prevention is much better than responding to an emergency!”


Contact Information

District Chief: Jane McSweeney
District Phone: 505-757-6800
District Fax: 505-757-2488

Please keep in mind, these are volunteer departments, and there may not be anyone there to answer your call. Leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Insurance Services Organization (ISO) Rating for the Glorieta Pass Volunteer Fire District (5/8B):

ISO collects information (such as nearest water supply, fire station, station staffing, number of personnel, number and type of fire trucks, pumping capacity, emergency communications, etc.) on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. Based on the information a numerical rating is given to the area which is used by insurance companies to determine premiums.

Split Classifications:
When a district has a split classification, such as 5/9, the first number is the class that applies to properties within 5 road miles of the responding fire station and 1,000 feet of a creditable water supply (fire hydrant, suction point, or dry hydrant). The second number is the class that applies to properties within 5 road miles of a fire station but beyond 1,000 feet of a credible water supply.

New Classifications (effective July 1, 2014):
There are two new classifications that may appear with the number classifications ‘X’ and ‘Y’ (formerly the ‘9’ and ‘8B’ portion of the split classification, ie: 6/8B). Please note: Communities graded with a single ‘9’ or ‘8B’ classification will remain intact.

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