Doña Ana County


Fire And Emergency Services

Shannon Cherry

Fire Chief
Department Head: 
Shannon Cherry
1430 Portland Dr.
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
(575) 647-7921
(575) 525-5998
(575) 525-5951
Phone: (575) 647-7921
Fax: (575) 525-5998
TDD: (575) 525-5951

Fire And Emergency Services

Fire and Emergency Services Logo The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department consists of Fire Administration overseeing 4 districts operating out of 19 stations:



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District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4
Station 1 – Doña Ana Station 2 – Anthony Station 3 – New Mexico State University Station 14 – Santa Teresa
Station 5 – Organ Station 4 – La Mesa
Station 6 – Rincon Station 7 – La Union
Station 8 – Radium Springs Station 9 – Chaparral
Station 11 – Garfield Station 10 – Mesquite
Station 12 – Fairacres Station 13 – South Valley
  Station 15 – Las Alturas
  Station 16 – Chamberino

The stations are staffed by approximately 300 volunteer firefighters and supplemented by 24 career firefighters who are stationed at the busiest stations in the county. They respond to medical emergencies, fires, automobile accidents, and rescue situations. All districts are staffed at a minimum of Emergency Medical Technician – Basic level, while most are recognized at the Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate level. The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department has a Hazardous Materials Response Team equipped with specialized testing, sampling, and decontamination equipment.

The Fire Chief is the official in charge of the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department. The Fire Department is responsible for the protection of lives and property through fire prevention and education, firefighting and Emergency Medical Services response, fire investigations, building-plan reviews, occupancy inspections, ambulance service contract administration, training, and oversight of the Office of Emergency Management. The Fire Department is currently staffed by seven personnel including the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, two Fire Prevention Captains, one EMS/Training Captain, an Administrative Assistant, and a Document Technician.

Fire Administration oversees the operation of the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Resource and Training Center which was purchased in late 2011. This facility features a large classroom, burn building and tower, burn props, and the headquarters for Fire Administration. It is currently being utilized as a storage facility for reserve apparatus and equipment, and as the county’s training center.

Our mission is to provide quality fire and emergency services to the citizens of Doña Ana County consistent with the Constitutional directive to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.

Contact Information:

Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services
Fire Department & Resource and Training Center
1430 Portland Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88007
Phone (575) 647-7921
Fax (575) 525-5998