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The Fairacres-Picacho Volunteer Fire Department serves Dona Ana County Fire District 12. Providing fire protection and emergency medical services to this dynamic jurisdiction is challenging. Our scope of responsibility includes:

Geography:
- 200 square miles
- 6,500 Residents
- Suburban Community: Mixed Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural
- Adjacent to Las Cruces (New Mexicoís second largest city)
- Rural: Mountains, Deserts, River Valley
- 40 miles north of the 2nd highest populated international border in the world (El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico, 2.2 million)

Hazards:
- Transportation: Interstate-10 (20-miles), US-70 West, Las Cruces International Airport, Amtrak and Union Pacific Rail Lines, U.S. Border Patrol Inspection Station
- Rio Grande River: 6-miles of international waterway
- Spaceport Manufacturing and Support Facilities: rocket assembly, rocket racing, aerospace development
- Pipelines: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (Gasoline, Diesel, Jet), El Paso Natural Gas (Natural Gas)
- Correctional Facilities: Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility (maximum security)
- Public Assembly: Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Dickersonís Auction/Meeting Facility, Rio Grande Marathon, Mesilla Valley Corn Maze, Mesilla Valley Wine Festival, Mesilla Valley Raceway
- Fairacres Elementary School
- Mobile Home Communities: 30% of district housing is mobile homes
- Rapidly growing retirement community as the area was listed as the #1 place to retire in Money Magazine

Mutual Aid:
- 16 Dona Ana County Fire Districts
- City of Las Cruces: staff city stations during major events, automatic aid to Las Cruces International Airport
- Town of Mesilla: backup district for this historic tourist destination
  

 
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