Rio Arriba County Emergency Preparedness







Mission Statement: 
The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to prepare for and reduce the effects of natural or man-made disasters through planning, mitigation, response and recovery.

The projects slated for FY2006 will be based on mandated requirements from both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They will include measures to ensure compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The compliance with NIMS must be completed prior to October 2006 and will require participation from all elected officials and Directors within the County. This requirement will be tied to all future funding.
Homeland Security

National Incident Management System Compliance
The NIMS compliance mandate ensures that all levels of government respond to natural or man-made disasters in a efficient and effective manner. NIMS is comprised of several components involving the Incident Command System, Management of Resources, Public Information and Unified Command


  1. Conduct Staff training of IS700 to familiarize all staff with the requirements of NIMS

  2. Train Directors and Elected Officials to the IS- Intermediate level

  3. Conduct a county wide table top exercise to reinforce lessons learned

  4. Work with Directors to ensure development of county resources to include type and kind

  5. Conduct capability assessment with local response agencies to enhance response to CBRNE incidents.

  6. Train responders with courses designed for hazardous materials response to include:

    Hazardous Materials: Awareness

    Hazardous Materials: Operations

    Critical Incident Management

  7. Work with NMDPS to secure funding for full-scale exercise in Sept. 2006

  8. Establish time line for training

  9. Secure location

  10. Establish exercise design time for scenario

Office Location:

1122 Industrial Park Road
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Office (505)747-1941
Fax (505)747-2338

Important Links:

EMS Contacts

72 Hour Emergency Kit Info

New Mexico Emergency Management Association
New Mexico Department of Health
National Weather Service
Red Cross
Department of Homeland Security Ready
FEMA Training

Emergency Management University

New Mexico Acequia Association



Alfredo Montoya, Fire Marshal/Chief of EMS



Emergency Rental Assistance Program: 

Are you experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19  outbreak?  Click here for more information on rental and utility assistance for households experiencing financial hardships.


Have you or someone you know lost loved ones to COVID? Perhaps you need help with the unexpected expenses with this loss. FEMA has a program that may help you. Please read and find out if you are eligible.


 Additional Sources of COVID Funding relief can be found in this document.


NMDOH Ebola Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) - issued 10/14/2014


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Information on recent flooding in rio arriba county

All Rio Arriba County residents experiencing flooding damage to their property, please submit photos of the damage as well as contact information including physical address to the Emergency Preparedness Office at 505 747-6367 or see Flooding FAQ's.


Governor Susana Martinez passed Executive Order 2014-013 "DECLARING AN EMERGENCY THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO DUE TO MONSOONAL FLOODING" on August 6, 2014 days after County Commissioners signed Resolution 2015-011 "DECLARATION OF DISASTER FOR RIO ARRIBA COUNTY"



Application for Assistance (Ditch Associations)



Rio Arriba Hazard Mitigation final draft for review.