Las Cruces Fire Department

The men and women of the Las Cruces Fire Department strive to provide prevention, response and recovery services to residents, businesses, and visitors so they can experience a safe community and receive compassionate care in their time of need. 

Jason Smith is Chief and oversees 179 sworn firefighters in two battalions manning eight fire stations throughout the city. A new fire station, slated to be built on the city’s east mesa north of Highway 70, is in the planning stages. 

Las Cruces fire also staffs four Mobile Integrated Health personnel, four support staff and one fire protection engineer. Fire personnel respond to roughly 17,000 emergency and non-emergency responses and provide initial care to about 9,000 patients each year. 

LCFD has three highly trained and specialized response teams: the Technical Rescue Team, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Team and the Hazardous Materials Response Team. The Technical Response Team has gained regional and national exposure in the last few years by assisting with coordinated life-saving rescues in the rugged Organ Mountains and elsewhere throughout southern New Mexico. 

The Las Cruces Fire Department is here to help in your time of need and provide proactive services to help keep our community safe.