Senate Bill 256 enables local fire departments across
"Every day, local firefighters take on incredible risks and responsibilities to keep our communities safe," said Gov.
"Our department was proud to work with the Governor, the
"We are really incredibly excited about this funding -- it will make a real difference across our state, including here at our Agua Fria station, which was originally built by volunteers," said
With better-funded fire departments, many New Mexicans may also benefit from lower home insurance premiums. In 2020, the
"This bill will be especially beneficial to rural and volunteer fire departments that often have the greatest need for additional funding" said Fire Grant Council Chairperson
Sponsored by Sen.
The governor and fire personnel also acknowledged the passage and enactment of Senate Bill 90, which ensures the earned benefit for pension service credit for firefighters and their families statewide.