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  • New Mexico Crews Try to Reach Child's Body in Hole

    Posted: March 5th, 2012

    Crews are trying to reach a child's body, believed to be that of a missing 4-year boy, discovered wedged into a deep and narrow hole in the backyard of a southern New Mexico home.

  • N.M. House Fire Kills Two, Injures One

    The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
    Posted: February 14th, 2012

    A Farmington man was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque following a structure fire that killed two people early Sunday morning.

  • Seagrave Delivers Pumper to Albuquerque Fire Department

    Press Release
    Posted: January 25th, 2012

    THE ALBUQUERQUE, NM, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a Seagrave Marauder II pumper powered by a 500-hp Cummins ISM engine, Allison 4000EVS transmission, 2,000-gpm Waterous CSU pump and 500-gallon UPF poly tank.

  • New Mexico Fire Chief Sues Over Arrest at Wildfire

    The Santa Fe New Mexican
    Posted: January 13th, 2012

    Eddie Velarde, chief of the Velarde Volunteer Fire Department, is suing Rio Arriba County, the director of the county's Emergency Management Services and a deputy sheriff over a dispute during a wildfire last spring.

  • Ex-Chief Speaks on N.M. Firefighter Deportation

    Posted: October 6th, 2011

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For the first time, the fire chief who hired a firefighter facing deportation speaks about the situation. Albuquerque firefighter Jose Gonzales, who’s a legal resident but not a U.S. citizen, works out of the fire marshal’s office downtown. He was charged in connection to a fatal drive-by shooting in the '90s when he was a juvenile, and the fire chief was well aware of it when he hired Gonzales.

  • Judge to Rule on Deportation of N.M. Firefighter

    Posted: October 5th, 2011

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- An immigration judge will decide whether an Albuquerque firefighter gets deported. Jose Gonzales, who works in the city fire marshal’s office, was picked up last month by immigration agents. On Tuesday, his lawyer said Gonzales was accused in a fatal drive-by shooting in the 1990s while he was a juvenile. Gonzales pleaded no contest, which by law is a conviction on a criminal record. His lawyer said that's not fair.

  • N.M. Firefighter Arrested, Faces Deportation

    Posted: October 4th, 2011

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- City officials said an Albuquerque firefighter is locked up and is facing possible deportation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents confirmed they took Jose Gonzalez into custody a few weeks ago, but city officials said Monday they have a lot of questions about what led to the arrest.

  • On The Job: New Mexico

    Posted: September 29th, 2011

      On Friday, June 11, 2010, a two-alarm fire destroyed an abandoned meat-packing plant in Bernalillo County, NM. The fire caused the evacuation of 250 workers and residents from neighborhoods around the facility.