Several volunteers from the Mora Volunteer Fire Department recently attended the New Mexico Fire Academy in Socorro. They are, back from left: Kendrick Martinez, Michael Lujan, David Sanchez, Donald Valdez, Victor Paul Lujan; front: Peter Martinez, Joseph Hererra, and Steven Griego
They all received certification in 1st Aid/CPR, Hazmat training and Firefighter I. The MVFD now has nine certified firefighters through the academy and one from the county. The knowledge received enables the volunteers not only to protect the community, but themselves from the hazards that may become dangerous situations. The certifications will also lower the fire department ISO rating, which allows for homeowners insurance to lower their rates.