Catron County Fire District #5, the Pie Town Volunteer Fire Department, was established in 1968. It was started by Tom Weathers after his own home was destroyed by fire. Today, our department is one of the best equipped volunteer departments in the state.
Regular monthly training takes place the last Tuesday of every month with additional training added for such activities as live fire simulation, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials, wildland fire protection, gas detection and much, much more.
The legal district encompasses 47 square miles, but we respond under mutual aid to the entire northern half of Catron County.
In April, 2007, Pie Town Volunteer Fire Department underwent an inspection with the State Fire Marshall’s Office and ISO (Insurance Services Organization, the organization that determines the rating of fire departments nation-wide). In the state of New Mexico, this rating determines the amount of funding available to the department. For the local citizen, a lower rating means lower rates on homeowners' insurance and a better opportunity for mortgages in the area. After this inspection, the department moved up from a class 9 to a 6, a tremendous step for any volunteer department in the state.
As with most rural departments, we are short on staff. If you would like to align yourself with a great bunch of professional, dedicated volunteers, please contact us. There is a job for everyone!
Fire Danger is
Extreme - Potential for Large Fire Exists
Very High - Dangerous Burning Conditions Exists
High - Fires are Active
Moderate - Some Potential for Fire
Low - Probability for Fire Low