Special Alert for Sandia Heights Residents


New Mexico just had the driest winter on record and is in severe drought: wildfire season began two months early. The NM State Forestry Department has placed our area on HIGH ALERT, and states that


Sandia Heights is especially vulnerable to wildfire—be prepared!! Here’s help:

·       Bernalillo County offers two EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS, that will text, email or call you with alerts regarding general dangers in the area (e.g. flooding on Rio Grande) and very specific geographic alerts about threats like wildfires and weather. (e.g. Wildfire in Sandia Heights Unit 10)

Sign up at  https://www.bernco.gov/health-and-public-safety/sign-up-for-emergency-notifications.aspx Click on each option and follow the instructions. It takes just a few minutes to register and could save your property and your life.

·       SHHA also offers its residents information and education:

 SHHA website sandiahomeowners.org is developing information on wildfire prevention, preparation, and specific Sandia Heights evacuation information: watch for more

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire preparedness guide available free at SHHA office and online

SHHA will sponsor seminars with government agencies: watch for more information


The Bernalillo County Code provides an ABSOLUTE PROHIBITION on FIREWORKS year-round in the Bernalillo County Wildland-Urban Interface Area, which includes Sandia Heights.  Don’t violate the law and help prevent a wildfire!! Bernalillo County Code, Ch 34, §§ 74 and 76; Appendix M, §§ M301.1 and M604.6

To report the use of illegal fireworks, call the Bernalillo County Sherriff at 505-798-7000.

To report a fire, call 9-1-1.


The Bernalillo County Fire-Protection Ordinance will be strictly enforced by Bernalillo County Sherriff’s Office, Bernalillo County Fire Department, and SHS Security Service.

Contact Info

Phone: (505) 797-7793
Fax: (505) 856-8544
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2-B San Rafael Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

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