Public Safety


The Public Safety Committee provides advice to the Village Council on safety issues in the Village and surrounding areas.  The Committee discusses safety issues brought to their attention by citizens and businesses in the Village, votes on possible solutions, and brings recommendations before the Village Council.

The Public Safety Committee receives monthly reports from the Department of Public Safety.

The Committee consists of:
Roger Pattison, Chair
Sheila Duffy
Jim Woodard

The Firewise Board seeks community input on draft proposed ordinance language: Draft Fuels Management Standards PDF>>

Firewise Community Designation Renewed! 2019 Renewal Certificate PDF>>

Please email Board Chair Roger Pattison at

LINK: Ruidoso Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance: 

LINK: Emergency Preparedness Guide

Public Safety Committee Minutes and Agenda

Firewise Board Minutes and Agendas

The Public Safety Committee drafts documents such as the Village Evacuation Plan PDF>> and the Village Emergency Disaster Plan. 
The Committee has created a Firewise Community Designation for the Village. 
Firewise info and contractor list Feb 2014  PDF>>

Johnson& Margolis_2019_Taos_Fire_History pdf>>