Operations

The Las Cruces Fire Department responded to 23, 159 calls in 2019.  (LCFD SBP Council report Jan 2020)

Fire Response

The purpose of the Fire Response program is to provide fire suppression and support services to residents, visitors and businesses of the greater Las Cruces community so they can experience minimal loss of life and property and recover quickly from the impact of fire. The Las Cruces Fire Department responded to 808 Fire related calls in 2019. (LCFD SBP Council report Jan 2020)

Emergency Medical Response

The purpose of the Emergency Medical Response program is to provide treatment and transport services to the residents and visitors of the greater Las Cruces community so they can have quick arrival of life-saving care, relief of medical symptoms, and arrive at a medical facility as quickly as appropriate for their condition. Firefighters are trained to the minimum level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic. 20% of the Firefighters are Licensed at the Paramedic level. The Las Cruces Fire Department responded to 15,000 EMS calls in 2019.  (LCFD SBP Council report Jan 2020)

Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting

The purpose of the ARFF program is to provide education, prevention and emergency services to all users and visitors of the Las Cruces International Airport so they can safely operate at the airport and receive quick and effective assistance in the event of an emergency.

HAZMAT Response

The purpose of the HAZMAT Response program is to provide hazardous materials guidance and mitigation services to residents, businesses and industry affected by the use or release of hazardous materials so they can quickly and safely return to daily life or normal business operations.

Technical Rescue Response

The purpose of the Technical Rescue Response program is to provide victim extrication and emergency stabilization services to entrapped persons and animals requiring specialized rescue so they can be quickly removed with minimal injuries.

Training and Professional Development

The purpose of the the Training and Professional Development program is to provide new and continuous educational services to Fire Department Personnel and Public Safety Partners so they can realize their potential and deliver the highest level of service to the community. 

Fire Department Wellness and Safety

The purpose of the Fire Department Wellness and Safety program is to provide equipment, evaluation and education services to Fire Department Personnel so they can be healthy in a career free from work-related injury or illness.