Cody Thetford - Fire Chief

Tel: 575-257-3473 x1452
Fax: 575-257-4550


Fire Information

Know what to do during a weather or wildfire emergency. Be Prepared Now.

Fire Restrictions - Level I, Level II, Level III

Village of Ruidoso Fire Ordinance

Emergency Preparedness

Wildland Fire Action Guide

New Mexico Prevention Resources

Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention. 


Kerry Gladden - Public information officer

Tel: 575-937-2664

Fire Restrictions


Level II Restrictions

  • No charcoal briquets or outdoor burning stoves on any public or private property

  • UL/FM approved gas grill shall be allowed

  • No outside smoking on public or private property - except within an enclosed vehicle or building (unless in areas specifically permitted by the Fire Marshal)

  • Fireworks are restricted by state law

  • No campfires

  • Commercial fire pits approved for use (if specifically permitted by Fire Marshal)

  • Operation of chainsaws or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine is allowed with a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order.

  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame is allowed with a valid permit issued by the Fire Marshal

  • Citations will be issued - NO EXCEPTIONS, NO WARNINGS



Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

A multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan is a plan prepared jointly by more than one jurisdiction and may include any county, municipality, city, town, township, school district or other special district, council of governments or other regional organization, Indian tribe or Alaska Native village, or unincorporated areas. Multi-jurisdictional plans pose special considerations that single-jurisdiction plans may not need to address; but there are benefits as well, such as cost savings to prepare plans, shared staff and resources, and comprehensive approaches to mitigation hazards that cross jurisdictional boundaries.

HMP Team 

Cody Thetford
Interim Fire Chief, Ruidoso Fire Dept.

T: 575-257-3473 x1452

Stephany Zabel
Owner/Environmental Scientist, SZ Enterprises

J.P. Kenmore
Office of Emergency Services

Lincoln County Hazard Mitigation Plan

2017 All Hazard Mitigation Plan - Draft 1

2012 All Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Additional Documentation

2016 Lincoln County HMP Project List

Meeting Details & Information

Meetings (to be announced) take place at the following address: 

Lincoln County Emergency Operation Center

111 Copper Ridge Road

Capitan, New Mexico

Meeting Minutes

September 14, 2016 - Meeting Minutes

August 24, 2016 - Meeting Minutes

August 17, 2016 - Meeting Minutes

August 3, 2016 - Meeting Minutes

July 27, 2016 - Meeting Minutes