Dona Ana County Fire Service proudly protects 170000 people living in an area of 3950 square miles. We operate out of 18 stations that protect a primarily rural area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status.
The Dona Ana County Fire Marshal's Office provides direction, administrative management prevention programs, conducts fire/arson investigations, manages procurement for 16 county fire districts, 18 stations, 108 apparatus, and 300 professional volunteer firefighters. Our districts range in ISO from 4 to 6B. We have substantial water supplies available. We run on approximately 8,000 calls per year, and the Fire Marshal's Office conducts approximately 70-75 investigations annually. We manage all procurement for the districts, and coordinate vendors and supplies. We also currently manage the training division, and conduct approximately 14,000 hours of training courses per year, in the 16 districts and joint training. Our firefighters are required to complete a 40 hour Introduction to Firefighting course, followed by Firefighter 1, First Responder, Hazmat Awareness and Wildland Firefighter 1. We are a division of the Emergency Services Division, led by Conrad Estrada, and our leader is Fire Marshal Nate Marshall, who is also the executive fire officer of the county. Also on board are 3 career staff officers, including training officer Earl Drexler, Fire Prevention Specialists Augie Martin and Daniel Kolson, as well as Administrative Assistant Barbi Narvaez.