Farmington Fire Department
Exceeding the needs and expectations of those we serve with the highest level of valor, integrity, and commitment. Providing optimum protection and prevention to our community.
We’re the Farmington Fire Department.
About the Farmington Fire Department
The Farmington Fire Department is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico. The department protects an area of 27 square miles and provides support to other fire departments within the Four Corners region. The department is staffed 24/7 hours a day, 365 days a year at 5 of its 6 stations. FFD serves a community of 47,000 people with an influx of over 100,000 people from neighboring communities during business hours.
Fire Department Administration
850 Municipal Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
Fire Department Operations
301 N. Auburn Ave.
Farmington, NM 87401
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For Emergencies, please dial 9-1-1
The Farmington Fire Department has an ISO Rating of 2
What exactly is an ISO rating, and what does this rating mean?
ISO stands for Insurance Services Office. An ISO evaluates and assesses fire protection in municipalities and counties throughout the United States. In each community, ISO analyzes data on fire protection, generally from what's known as a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule or FSRS, and assigns the community a Public Protection Classification number. These numbers are like a grading system and range from Class 1 (most desirable) to Class 10 (least desirable).
The rating system is divided into three different areas: fire department, water supply, and emergency communications. The fire department section accounts for 50% of the final scoring. As you can see in the pie chart, the fire department section is broken down further into training, personnel, and equipment sections. The other two evaluated areas are water supply, which accounts for 40% and communications which is 10% of the overall rating.
What does this mean to our district and you?
Your home and business insurance rates are based on many different factors, such as your credit rating, the fire department’s ISO rating, and previous losses. Most insurance companies use the ISO ratings when calculating your premium — although some carriers use a different format. Our previous ISO rating for our fire protection district was a 4. Our rating is now 2 which puts our district in the top 2% of all municipalities in New Mexico.
Be sure to check with your insurance carrier to discuss our ISO rating and see what kind of a difference it can make for you.
"We take great pride in accomplishing this achievement and exceeding this higher level of expectation within our district!" Chief Robert Sterrett
Farmington's Wildland Urban Interface
Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is defined by the United States Fire Administration as a zone of transition between unoccupied land and human development. This can also be described as an area where structures and other land development intermingle with vegetation such as trees, plants, and native wildlife. Increased urban development in WUI areas combined with changes in wildfire behavior, record breaking heat and drought, and climate change has intensified the need to better understand and manage the wildland urban interface area. The impacts of wildfires vary by size and location, typically resulting in devastating losses.