Los Alamos Fire Department
Contact Info
Fire Vehicle and LadderLos Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is thesecond largest career fire department in the state of New Mexico. The department provides a multi-disciplined, multi-dimensional mission of fire, rescue, emergency medical, public education and life safety services to the citizens and visitors of Los Alamos County.

Included in the services LAFD provides are the protection of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL),Apartment Firea large nuclear research and development complex; protection of the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock; and assistance in the provision of emergency response for an extensive urban wildland interface.

LAFD was organized under the Manhattan Project in April 1943. At that time it consisted of 7 civilian firefighters and 25 volunteer firefighters. In September 1943, the firefighter functions were taken over by the military. The Fire Department was governed by the US Atomic Energy Commission and the US Department of Energy (DOE) until the Incorporated County of Los Alamos took it over in September 1989.

Today, LAFD operates 6 fire stations with 150 budgeted positions,130 shift firefighters including 3 shift Battalion Chiefs, 9 Chief and Staff Officers assigned to days & 11 civilian support staff.

Fire Divisions

The Administration Division provides overall management of the Department

The EMS mission is primarily emergency response, although non-emergency, and inter-facility transfers to outlying hospitals, and other medical facilities occur routinely

The Fire and Life Safety Management Division provides programmatic oversight for incident reporting, new and existing building inspections, fire investigations, wildland/urban mitigation, hydrant testing, pre-fire planning and public education.

The Operations Division provides and maintains, through a force of trained and qualified personnel, a state of readiness necessary to cope with real and potential emergency incidents affecting the citizens and visitors of Los Alamos County.

The Safety Division, under the direction of the Battalion Chief/Safety Officer provides policy for environmental, safety and health issues for the prevention of accidents, injuries, illness and fatalities.

The LAFD Training Division provides for and maintains the department’s preparedness for incident management, fire suppression and investigations, wildland and urban interface fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, high angle and confined space rescue, incident reporting and computer training, and other emergency and non-emergency services that occur in our service delivery area.

The Fire Marshal’s office provides programmatic oversight for incident reporting, new and existing building inspections, fire investigations, code enforcement, plan reviews, fire suppression/detection system inspection, and public awareness.

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LosAlamos Fire Department Administration

999 Central Ave. Suite 200
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Monday- Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Fire IconUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).                     Restrictions

Campfires allowed in all areas. Fireworks allowed.
Campfires allowed in all areas. Fireworks allowed. For more information see the Fire Danger Levels Explained page.


Fire Links

A CWPP is a collaborative plan used to guide wildfire mitigation and facilitate fire adapted communities.

Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan

Recruitment booklet with information on how to apply for a career with Los Alamos Fire Department.

This is the link to Los Alamos County Human Resources job web pages.

Above is the link to the 2015 LAFD Annual Report illustrating the Los Alamos Fire Department’s programmatic highlights, accomplishments, goals, and continuous progress.

Vial of Life Project 

We feel that the Vial of Life is such an important program for seniors and others in need. We are proud to offer Vial of Life decals to our community.

We want to thank American Senior Safety Agency Medical Alert Systems for their donation of these decals to our organization.