Fire Chiefs

New Mexico Municipal Fire Chiefs’ Association Website

New Mexico Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors

President (23)
James Salas, Chief Executive Fire Officer – Dexter

President Elect (23)

Kevin Hope, Fire Chief – Artesia

Director II (23)

Diane Queener, Fire Chief – Texico

Director III (24)
Timothy “TJ” Cathey, Fire/EMS Chief – Portales

Director IV (24)
Mike Cherry, Deputy Fire Marshal – Quay County

Immediate Past President (23)

John Gabaldon, Fire Chief – Los Lunas

NM Fire Chiefs Constitution & By-Laws

22-23 New Mexico Fire Chiefs Association Application

22-23 New Mexico Fire Chiefs Association Paid Members

Staff Liaison:   Jackie Portillo

NMFCA Grad 2016

2022 Louis Jones Memorial Scholarship deadline extended!  Please submit your application by September 15th. 

22 LJM Scholarship Criteria

22 LJM Scholarship Application

The Louis Jones Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the late Louis Jones, Fire Chief for the City of Roswell, New Mexico who died in the line of duty on March 26, 2002.  Louis was a twenty-year veteran of the department, and had been the Fire Chief for about one year.  This Scholarship is intended to honor his work and dedication to the New Mexico Fire Chiefs Association.

Chief Baker’s 2019 handouts for Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment & Retention click here




Mailing Address: P.O. Box 846 Santa Fe, NM 87504

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