Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Valencia county is fortunate to have some of the best fire protection available. Not only do the two major cities, Los Lunas and Belen, have their own full time fire departments, but most of the smaller towns and neighborhoods have departments manned by highly trained and skilled fire fighters.

The Los Chavez department, pictured above, has 2 full time firemen and about 20 volunteers. The volunteers are on call 24-7 every day, and all too often do not get the recognition they deserve. Not only are the men talented fire fighters, but Los Chavez also has excellent .emergency medical technicians. All fire fighters help other departments in case of major fires.

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