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)
Terrance Lizardo, Fire Chief – Lovington

Director I (23)
Kevin Henson, Fire Chief – Angel Fire

Director II (22)
Craig Brashear, Fire Chief – San Jon

Director III (23)
Timothy “TJ” Cathey, Fire/EMS Chief – Portales

Director IV (22)
Mike Cherry, Deputy Fire Marshal – Quay County

Immediate Past President (23)

John Gabaldon, Fire Chief – Los Lunas

Thank you to all who attended the 2021 NM Fire Service Conference! It was great to see everyone and we hope to have provided you a valuable and informative program.

If there are any topics or speakers you would like to see at the 2022 Conference, please contact President Salas or any of the NMFCA Board Members.  Contact information may be obtained here – link will be live soon.

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

NM Fire Chiefs Constitution & By-Laws

21-22 Fire Chiefs NMFCA Membership Application

21-22 NMFCA Paid Members

Staff Liaison:   Jackie Portillo

NMFCA Grad 2016

Congratulations to our 2021 Louis Jones Memorial Scholarship Award Recipients!

Briette Mendoza
University of New Mexico
Carlsbad High School

Ethan Leo Rivera
Texas Tech University
Artesia High School

Brooklyn Romero
South Plains College
Turpin High School

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.


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

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