We provide each other a working environment characterized by trust and respect. Our dedicated and well-trained crew member responds to emergencies of all types-big, and small, natural and man-made. We stay on duty at all times to provide all people who live in/our visit our community with the best services possible.
The fire ban has been lifted. If you are planning on burning, a burn permit is required and can be obtained from the Ohkay Owingeh Environmental Department.Read More
The Ohkay Owingeh Fire Management Department is responsible for approximately 12,000 acres of trust/ restricted lands scattered in a checkerboard formation lying inside 17,000 acres that make up Ohkay Owingeh Reservation. The Fire Management Department’s responsibility is not limited to fires on trust/rest- ricted lands, but also any unwanted fire on Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Land or Wildfire adjacent to or threatening trust/restricted lands. The vast majority of Ohkay Owingeh consists of wide open grass lands. These light flashy fuels (grass lands) combined with high variable winds can subject firefighters to extremely rapid changes in fire behavior during the fire season. Within this open range is an abundance of hardwood timber and large areas of tall grass prairie that can easily hamper wildland fire control/suppression efforts for an initial attack engine. Although increased home building within this rural region has led to an increase in the awareness of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) issues, the fact that it is expanding in this highly volatile region also provides challenges for suppression and prevention operations.
To enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to safely improve and protect the values at risk of the Ohkay Owingeh tribal lands, water, air, and culture. We will accomplish this through the delivery of quality performance to ensure protection and land management activities that are consistent with the self-determination goals and objectives of the tribe.
Any local communities who request Ohkay Owingeh’s assistance
PO Box 1149
Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566
Phone (505) 852-2757
Fax (505) 852-0728
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM