NATHANIEL MARSHALL TO TAKE OVER AS COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL

NATHANIEL MARSHALL TO TAKE OVER AS COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL

Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Cameron Marshall has been hired by Doña Ana County Manager David R. King to take over the position of County Fire Marshal.

Marshall, who began work Monday, July 1, 2002, comes to Doña Ana County from Evergreen, Colo., where he worked for six years as owner of Emergency Response Solutions, a consultancy dedicated to fire prevention, program implementation, wildfire mitigation and emergency-services billings and grant writing. He is a former fire investigator, firefighter and instructor with the Foothills and Bear Creek, Colo., fire rescue departments, and he is a long-time volunteer with the American Red Cross as a disaster assistance team specialist.

Marshall graduated in 2001 from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo., with an associate’s degree in fire science technology. He holds numerous certifications and professional memberships related to fire service and emergency rescue, and he has extensive outside training.

Marshall’s hiring came shortly after Michael Gabany withdrew from consideration for the position, citing personal reasons.

Marshall replaces Interim Fire Marshal August Martin, who has held the post since the resignation of former Fire Marshal Adolf Zubia in August of 2001.

King said he was impressed by Marshall’s breadth of skills and his strong desire to serve the county.

“Nate Marshall’s experience, training and certifications, in concert with his personality and approachability, will be of enormous value to the county,” King said. “We are very fortunate to have located a candidate so ideally suited to the position. With the assistance of a quality staff and the 16 volunteer fire department chiefs, I’m certain he will make great strides toward educating and protecting the public.”

King also thanked Martin for filling in during the search for a new fire marshal. “Augie Martin gave us 110 percent every day as interim fire marshal,” King said. “Because of Augie’s commitment and expertise, we were able to conduct a thorough and exhaustive search for the best possible candidate. I very much appreciate Augie’s professionalism and the many long hours he put in for the residents of Doña Ana County.”

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.