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Galisteo Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Established in 1992, the Galisteo Volunteer Fire and Rescue District, a district of Santa Fe County Fire Department, provides fire and emergency medical services to Galisteo, including the Ranchitos subdivision, and a large portion of the Galisteo Basin. At its fire station, located at 39 Avenida Vieja next to the Community Center, the GVFR has five response vehicles, including an engine, a mini pumper, a water tender, a brush truck, and an ambulance. The GVFR District assists and receives mutual aid from other agencies in and around Santa Fe County including Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Bernalillo County Fire Department, Torrance County Fire Department, San Miguel County Fire Department, as well as other Santa Fe County districts.

With improvements in the local community water system, construction of the new fire station, hours of training and certification of its responders and members, and community support, the GVFR District improved its Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating from an initial 9/10 to its current 5/5Y. (An ISO rating is a score given to fire departments by the Insurance Services Office that reflects how prepared a community is for fires. ISO scores can affect homeowners’ insurance premiums.)

The GVFR currently has 7 firefighters, 2 EMT-B, 2 firefighters in training, and 9 support members. Firefighters are trained to respond to wildland, swift water, and extrication incidents. Volunteer firefighter and EMTs positions are first interviewed by Chief Moya and then require formal Santa Fe County Fire Department applications, interviews, and training. Interested auxiliary members are also interviewed by the Chief and 501c-3 President, then go through an application process at the County. GVFR support members assist with administrative duties, station and apparatus maintenance, landscaping, as well as community outreach and events.

To contact GVFR, email: In case of emergency call 911.

The GVFR welcomes new Responders.

GVFR Responders

District Chief: Jean Moya

Fire Captain: Don Truax

EMS Captain: Alice Kruse


Paul Davis

Ken Frumin 

Steve Moya (EMT-B)

Ezra Sage

Kevin Smith


Firefighters in Training

Kobe Jane 

Steve Riemer

Emergency Medical Technicians 

Alice Kruse

Jean Moya

GVFR Support Members

Administrative Assistant: Jessica Spring

Ed Epping

Jerry Kruse

Lucy Lippard

Stella Maestas

Corey McGillicuddy

Bill Mitchell

Laurie Schrader

John Watson-Jones

Friends of GVFR, 501(c)(3)

President Ken Frumin 

Treasurer  Jerry Kruse

Secretary Laurie Schrader


Instagram: @galisteovolunteerfirerescue