Special Operations


The Las Cruces Fire Department operates special teams that are trained to deal with high-risk and low frequency type incidents. These teams include Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials, and Aircraft Rescue Firefighting. Shift personnel from the Emergency Services Division are certified at the Technician Level for their respected program and respond to incidents that require their technical skills and equipment.

The Air Management Program is also included in the Special Operations Division. Members of this program are certified by Scott Health to maintain and repair the self-contained breathing apparatus' worn by firefighters.