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 Department has one full time training officers with fire service, instructional, methodology training. They coordinate the centralized and decentralized performance-based training, drills, evolutions, and exercises. Courtesy/LAFD
Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) seeks motivated applicants to join the Fire Academy 31. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.
Individuals considering a career with LAFD can participate in the physical agility test 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Fire Station 2 at 132 DP Road.
Every fire department in the state is operating with critical staffing shortages and Los Alamos is no exception. The internationally accredited Los Alamos Fire Department that serves the Los Alamos community and Los Alamos National Laboratory is a great career move for those interested. Interested individuals can go to lacnm.com/LAFD-Apply to apply.
LAFD is one of the largest career fire departments in the State of New Mexico and operates in the smallest county in New Mexico at 109 square miles. The department provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, aviation rescue, fire prevention, fire investigation, code enforcement, public education, and domestic preparedness planning and response. LAFD provides these services with a career staff of 150 personnel (140 uniformed/10 civilian) and operates out of 5 stations.
The LAFD is internationally accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (Center for Public Safety Excellence), recognized for achieving excellence, providing customer service beyond expectation, and striving for continuous quality improvement. In addition, LAFD has a Public Protection Classification of Class 1 from the Insurance Services Office. The department’s main goal is to provide enhanced fire services to the community and be mission-ready for any response to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The department has protected and served the area during the Cerro Grande, Los Conchas and Cerro Pelado Fires and provides services to the surrounding neighboring jurisdictions of Santa Fe, Sandoval counties as well as Española.