Eric Enriquez is the Fire Chief of the Las Cruces Fire Department. The department has 142 sworn personnel, 5 civilian employees and approximately a 12.5 million dollar budget.
LCFD is organized into two divisions : Administration and Operations
The Administration Division
oversees Prevention Services, Emergency Medical Services, Logistics, Safety, Recruitment and provides for the overall management of the department. It is comprised of a Deputy Chief, the Safety & Training Battalion Chief and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Battalion Chief.
Major Areas of Responsibility Include:
•Policy and Guideline Formulation
•Oversight of Special Operations
•Department Safety Officer
•Training and Operations Guidelines for EMS Services
•New Hire Processes
•Research, Planning, and Development
•Management Information Systems
•Training and Development
The Operations Division is responsible for providing services to mitigate the effects of a variety of emergency situations including medical emergencies, physical entrapments, fires and releases of hazardous materials.
Resources within the Operations Division include 142 uniformed men and women who deliver service from seven fire stations, staffed 24-hours per day. Most engine companies are staffed with a lieutenant, a driver/operator, and two firefighters. The department also staffs two ladder truck companies with a lieutenant, a driver/operator, and two firefighters. Additionally, the department has a hazardous materials unit, a technical rescue unit, airport crash truck, a water tender, three reserve engines, and a mobile command vehicle. Stations 1 and 4 house a ladder truck company. The fire department offers engine-based paramedic services on several of its apparatus.
Operations Division Firefighters inspect all commercial facilities in Las Cruces on an annual basis. In addition to emergency work, Operations Division members provide a wide range of services to the community, including blood-pressure screenings, tours of fire stations and apparatus, and fire and life safety presentations within the community.