Remarkable Red River couple Ron and Dina Burnham have dedicated over half a century of their lives to fighting fires and saving lives in Northern New Mexico.
Ernestina Córdova, the president of the Taos County Historical Society, said the Burnhams are “true pioneers of the Fire Service and EMS in Taos County. Ron and Dina retired from the Fire Service/EMS with over 60 years of combined service to Northern New Mexico.”
The Burnhams are credited with “establishing the Enchanted Circle Fire Organization,” Córdova continued, a feat, “which includes a training facility for all of Taos and the Enchanted Circle fire districts, to introduce firefighters to the basics of firefighting.”
Today, because of their hard work and the dedication of the faculty at the training facility, hundreds of firefighters have been and continue to be trained in safe, basic firefighting.
Please read about the Burham's and their dedication to fighting fires in our Racies special edition, week two of our four-week Tradiciones Series in this week's edition.