Belen Fire Department Participates in Hot Air Balloon Emergency Training

Belen Fire joined up with numerous fire departments from around the Albuquerque area to go over hot air balloon emergencies; including a balloon hitting a power line.  Since Belen has the St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Rallye, it was time for our first responders to learn what to do in case of a hot air balloon emergency. 

If a member of the public witnesses a hot air balloon emergency please follow the following steps:

  1. Always remember to stay 100 feet away
  2. Call 911
  3. Do not approach the scene until emergency responders arrive. 

A big thanks to Ray Bair (BOD) and Eric Chavez of (PNM) for putting on this great event.  Happy ballooning…