Cody Thetford - Fire Chief

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


Kerry Gladden - Public information officer

Tel: 575-937-2664


Fire Restrictions


Level I Restrictions

  1. Commercial fire pits approved for use (if specifically permitted by the Fire Marshal)

  2. Outdoor cooking approved on all appliances, including charcoal

  3. Non-commercial fire pits, campfires and/or fireworks are not allowed in the Village of Ruidoso (unless specifically permitted by the Fire Marshal)

Citations will be issued - NO EXCEPTIONS, NO WARNINGS


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

New Mexico Fire Information

Emergency Preparedness

Wildland Fire Action Guide

New Mexico Prevention Resources

Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention. 

Alert.jpeg  Sign-up for emergency notifications in the Village of Ruidoso. This system allows Ruidoso Police and Fire to send out emergency situation notices via voice/text message and email to each person who has registered here in the event of an emergency in the area. You must register here to receive these alerts! For questions or concerns, call 575-257-3473.


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
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