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Silver City Report
The Silver City Neighborhood Alliance kicks off two great resources this Fall, the quarterly Silver City Report and the Silver City Active Neighborhoods program. The Silver City Report gives everyone an opportunity to build community capacity and to share information about our Town. Copies will be available downtown and on the Town's and Neighborhood Alliance's websites. Learn more!


Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!


Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!


Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!


Sanitation Schedule
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!

Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.

Town of Silver City
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062
575.538.3731

Recent Fire Department News

Tommy Chavez, seen here after serving 19 years with the Silver City Fire Department. Engineer/Paramedic Chavez's last day was May 5, 2014. Congratulations for your years of service!






Deputy Chief Jeff Fell with 2nd Lieutenant Ray, and Driver/Engineer David Gonzales giving out information to students at Silver High Schools Career Day on what it takes to become a firefighter with the Silver City Fire Department.





Silver City Mayor James Marshal poses with 2nd Lieutenant Aric Ray who was named 2013 Firefighter of the Year.





Firefighters Ryan Allen, Austin Martin, Sean McGraw, and Anthony Murillo are being sworn in by Chief Bencomo at 2013 Ceremony at the end of year event. Observing Firefighter Oath is Deputy Chief Lambert.



Engineer/Paramedic Tommy Chavez was recently awarded the NM Firefighter of the Year for 2013 at the NM State Fire Academy Expo.

Chavez also received his 2nd Medal of Gallantry Award for saving an unconscious male in a trailer fire in summer of 2013. Probationary Firefighter Ryan Allen also was recognized for also being involved in this save and was honored with the Medal of Gallantry.






Fire Department personnel were recently named "Team of the Month" by the Town of Silver City Social Committee for helping rescue trapped students due to recent high rivers on a camping trip earlier this year.



Silver City Fire Department Ropes Team: Aric Ray, Rob McGrath, David Gonzales, Daniel Hernandez, and Tim Heidrick.



Silver City Fire Department personnel participating in the "Fill the Boot" event at Walmart where money is collected for "Jerry's Kids".



The fire department has been participating in this annual fundraiser since1994. Over the years they have collected $48,303 and this year (2013), collected $3,200. SCFD Engineer Adam White, who coordinates this event, stated, " I just want to express my gratitude to those donating and supporting this event year in and out. This is what makes this community a great place to live.



Members of the Silver City Fire Department, Silver Police Department and Grant County Sheriffs Department are seen here prior to competing in the Battle of Badges Blood Drive.

The event was held at local Walmart Store in an effort to encourage members as well as the community to assist United Blood Services of Las Cruces meet their goal of 100 pints of blood donated.





Deputy Chief Fell was the first to offer a donation of blood.




Chief Bencomo addressing fire personnel on December 19, 2012, at Annual Awards Ceremony:




Probationary Firefighters reciting the FireFighter Oath of Office.
Pictured are Preston Johnson and Zack Armijo




Personnel bow their heads as a prayer is said for Johnson and Armijo






Firefigher Jerry O'Neal and Engineer/ParamedicTommy Chavez with Medal of Gallantry awards given to them for saving an unconscious man and dog from a trailer fire in the summer of 2012.






Eugene Rodriguez named 2012 Firefighter of the Year. Rodriguez also recieved a certificate for being promoted earlier this year to Driver/Operator and obtained his Fire Officer 2 citation bar.



Captain Eloy Medina with family who celebrated his 20 years of service with the fire department. Captain Medina will offically retire April 29, 2013, his last day on shift February 9, 2013. Congratulations on your years of service with the Town of Silver City and the Silver City Fire Department.





Captain Medina with retirement cake from family and fire personnel.





Personnel from the Silver City Fire Department recently attended the New Mexico Fire Chief's Conference in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Attendees sat in on numerous workshops and also had the privilege to hear different presentations from various Chiefs from throughout the country.



Pictured above are Assistant Fire Chief Tim Heidrick, Fire Captain Lance Horton and Fire Chief Rudy Bencomo.






Silver City Fire Captain Gabriel Gutierrez was honored Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez for his outstanding efforts as incident commander for the Quail Ridge Fire, which ultimately destroyed 13 homes in the Silver Acres neighborhood in March of this year.
Martinez presented Gutierrez with the Governor's Outstanding New Mexico Public Service Award in a small, casual ceremony with Gutierrez's family and friends present.

"Capt. Gutierrez made critical decisions that saved lives," Martinez said. "The damage from the fire was tragic, but without Capt. Gutierrez's outstanding work, we know that it could have been much worse. I join the people of the Silver City area in thanking him for his exceptional leadership as incident commander. Capt. Gutierrez is a true example of a public servant who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. I admire your courage and I am grateful to you, Be safe in the next fire you fight."


 
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