The Carson Volunteer Fire Department is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in 2010 through the efforts of then Carson Community Association board members and other Carson community members: Art Wilbur, Terry Wolff, Elizabeth Brownrigg, Elisabeth Maier, Sharon Wilbur, Gerry Boxberger, and Rob Hughes.
The Carson Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) seeks to:
- serve the communities of the Rio Grande West Rim;
- protect and save lives and property to the best of their ability, whenever possible;
- help increase community fire safety; and provide resources to the community on fire safety issues.
The CVFD covers a region extending from the west side of Taos County to the west of the Rio Grande.
The CVFD is housed at 499 State Highway 567, in Carson, New Mexico. As a 501c3 non-profit organization serving a small rural area, the CVFD is always seeking help and financial support from generous individuals and organizations from within and outside of the area served.
The CVFD was active even before being officially recognized by the state, and helped train and still supports the Ojo Caliente Fire Department.