DOÑA ANA COUNTY APPOINTS ADOLFO ZUBIA TO COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL POST

DOÑA ANA COUNTY APPOINTS ADOLFO ZUBIA TO COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL POST

Packing a dozen years of experience in fire prevention, protection and investigation, Adolfo Zubia has been hired as Doña Ana County’s new fire marshal. He replaces interim fire marshal Jerry Adams, whose last day will be Oct. 30.
Zubia previously worked for the City of Las Cruces, where he was fire marshal from 1992 to 1998. Prior to that, Zubia served in several other capacities within the city’s fire prevention infrastructure. He is currently enrolled at New Mexico State University’s master’s program in public service administration. He completed his bachelor’s degree from NMSU in 1983 in the journalism department. He also completed the National Fire Academy’s arson-investigation course and the fourth and final year of the NFA’s Executive Fire Officer Program.
“Bringing Adolfo Zubia on board as county fire marshal is a coup for Doña Ana County,” said County Manager Fernando Macias. “He is one of New Mexico’s elite fire-fighting professionals, and he brings to the job both field experience and professional connections, as well as an excellent knowledge of the area and its issues. I am very pleased to have been able to offer him the position, and I’m excited about working with him to protect and serve the residents of Doña Ana County.”
As fire marshal, Macias said, Zubia will be responsible for directing the county’s fire prevention, investigation and protection programs, as well as supervising fire inspectors and overseeing the operations and administration of the county’s 16 volunteer fire departments.
“I look forward to the many challenges that this job will entail,” Zubia said. “I believe I can be a resource for each of the fire districts in the county, as well as a fire marshal who can facilitate and enhance all fire-related programs and services to Doña Ana County’s residents.”
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Zubia also is a member of the following professional organizations: International Fire Code Institute; N.M. Fire Marshal’s Association; International Association of Arson Investigators; Police Athletic League; National Fire Protection Association; International Association of Fire Chiefs; Fire Marshals’ Association of North America; N.M. Arson Advisory Committee; Fraternal Order of Police; and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Zubia, 40, is a native of Doña Ana County. As county fire marshal, he will earn a salary of $45,500 per year.