Contact Info

Dan Heerding
Emergency Manager

Phone: 505-867-0245
Cell: 505-937-3222

What We Do

Emergency Management Office is a division of Sandoval County Fire and Rescue. The office is charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.  In the event of a large incident or event, the office supervises and activates the Emergency Operations Center to support incidents and events, as well as, provide oversight on mitigation and planning.


To achieve a self-sustaining culture of emergency preparedness for all individuals and communities within Sandoval County.


To provide a resilient, comprehensive, and integrated whole community system to help save lives, prevent injuries, protect property, and preserve the County of Sandoval’s invaluable cultural and natural resources in the event of a major emergency or disaster.

How We Serve You

Emergency Management disseminates information to the public and provides training for various emergency-response agencies. The office also updates and maintains an emergency resource list, an Emergency Operations Plan, and organizes and supports the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

In addition, grants are managed to bring in training and improve responder equipment and infrastructure.

This office also utilizes the CodeRED emergency alert system for Sandoval County which serves as a communications tool for area residents.

News Release
  • JULY 28, 2023 - The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) confirmed that two cases of human infection of the West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported in the state. One patient, now hospitalized, lives in Sandoval County.

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