Fire And Emergency Services
Fire And Emergency Services
The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department consists of Fire Administration overseeing 16 districts operating out of 19 stations:
The districts are staffed by approximately 250 volunteer firefighters and supplemented by 15 career firefighters who are stationed at the busiest districts 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 Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department covers approximately 3,804 square miles with a population of 110,000, and responds to approximately 8,000 calls on an annual basis. Approximately 65% of calls are for Emergency Medical Services, 15% for fires of all types, and the remainder are service calls, including alarms, hazardous-materials releases, motor-vehicle accidents, public-service assistance, and rescues.
The Fire Marshal is the official in charge of the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department. The Fire Marshal’s Office (Fire Administration) 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 Marshal’s Office is currently staffed by six personnel including the Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshal, two Fire Prevention Captains, EMS/Training Captain, and an Administrative Assistant.
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 will soon feature a large classroom, burn building and tower, burn props, and be 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.
Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services
Fire Marshal & Resource and Training Center
1430 Portland Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone (575) 647-7921
Fax (575) 525-5998