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Executive Staff

Executive Staff of Albuquerque Fire Rescue.

caption: Fire Chief Paul Dow

Fire Chief Paul Dow

Albuquerque Fire Rescue responds to approximately 105,000 calls for service each year. We have 22 Fire Stations providing Fire and Rescue services 24/7 to the City of Albuquerque. Our Department has a Public Protection Classification rating of “1” from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), resulting in lower insurance rates for residents of Albuquerque. With an annual budget of over 97 million dollars and 766 funded sworn firefighter and civilian positions, we work hard each day to provide quality service to our community.

Contact Chief Dow at [email protected].

caption: Deputy Chief of Training and Communication David Mowery

Deputy Chief David Mowery - Training and Communications

Deputy Chief Mowery is responsible for Training, Technical Services, and Fire/Medical Dispatch for AFR. The Training Division encompasses medical, fire, professional development training, and education for all members along with LifeSaver training provided to the City of Albuquerque and its citizens. The Technical Services Division manages all communications to include radios, emails, and phone service. They are also responsible for computer hardware/software and network items related to operations of the Department. Dispatch receives emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Utilizing Computer Aided Dispatch, sworn firefighters manage the resources needed for each response.

Contact Deputy Chief Mowery at [email protected]

caption: Deputy Chief of Field Operations Sean Elks

Deputy Chief Sean Elks – Field Operations

Deputy Chief Elks oversees all field operations on each of the departments’ three shifts. He is also responsible for special event coordination and activities. He manages the three special operations divisions, including Wildland, Hazardous Materials, and Heavy Technical Rescue.

Contact Deputy Chief Elks at [email protected]

caption: Assistant Chief Sean Frazier

Deputy Chief Sean Frazier – Human Resources

Deputy Chief Frazier oversees the Department’s Human Resources Office, Health & Safety Division, Chaplaincy Program, Peer Support Network, and the Public Affairs Office (PAO). The PAO includes each of the Community Risk Reduction programs the Department offers, as well as AFR’s Public Information Officer. Deputy Chief Frazier also enforces the Professional Standards and Code of Conduct of the Albuquerque Fire Rescue.

Contact Deputy Chief Frazier at [email protected].

caption: Deputy Chief of Emergency Services Emily Jaramillo

Deputy Chief Emily Jaramillo – Emergency Services

Deputy Chief Jaramillo oversees all of the Emergency Medical Services for Albuquerque Fire Rescue. This includes all of the BLS and ALS pre-hospital medical care in the field, the community paramedic Home Engagement and Alternative Response Team (HEART), Records Management, Basic Life Support Rescues, the Albuquerque Fire Rescue Pharmacy, and the field EMS Quality Assurance Officers. The AFR Medical Director, Doctor Kimberly Pruett, also falls under this Division. The Emergency Services Division is committed to providing exemplary pre-hospital care and community paramedicine to the citizens of Albuquerque with a strong focus on patient care and quality assurance.

Contact Deputy Chief Jaramillo at [email protected].


Deputy Chief Adam Eakes – Planning & Logistics

Deputy Chief Eakes oversees the AFR Fiscal Division, Fleet, and Logistics. He is also responsible for all strategic planning for AFR. The Fiscal Division manages AFR’s budget, payroll, purchasing, grants, professional contracts, and travel arrangements. The Logistics Division is responsible for the evaluation, purchase, and maintenance of all AFR supplies, equipment, and protective clothing and vendor contracts. AFR’s Capital Improvement Projects, also part of Logistics, and tasked with the maintenance and repairs of all AFR facilities. The Fleet Division purchases, maintains, and repairs AFR frontline apparatus and fleet vehicles. Strategic planning for AFR encompasses evaluations by the Insurance Service Office, industry accreditations, and department growth.

Contact Deputy Chief Eakes at [email protected].

caption: Deputy Chief of the Fire Marshal’s Office & Fire Marshal Gene Gallegos

Deputy Chief Gene Gallegos - Fire Marshal

Deputy Chief Gallegos oversees the Fire Marshal’s Office, which includes the Inspections Division, Plans Checking Division, Fire Investigation Division, and ADAPT. All divisions of the Fire Marshal’s Office follow the adopted City of ABQ Fire Ordinance, 2015 International Fire Code, and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. The Inspections Division encompasses the inspections of all existing commercial structures within the city of ABQ and public education programs to include Fire Safety Training for kids and adults, Fire Evacuation Training, and Fire Extinguisher training. Plans Checking Division works with the Planning Department to assist the citizens of ABQ in developing and finalizing all proposals for new construction, as well as performing the final inspection of the completed construction. Plans Checking also works with the Cultural Services Department in helping to plan special events held in the city of ABQ, to ensure all safety parameters are in place, to include tent safety parameters and occupancy load of any required fenced area. Fire Investigation Division is made up of firefighters trained and certified in both arson investigations and law enforcement disciplines. The Division also has an accelerant K9 team to assist with any investigations. We also have a program in place to assist in the rehabilitation of a minor (Youth Fire Awareness Program) if determined the youth was involved in a fire incident. The ADAPT program works with owners of properties identified as a public safety nuisance to the community. ADAPT directs them to bring the property back into compliance with city ordinances to decrease crime as well as increase the safety of all residents living around them.

Contact Deputy Chief Gallegos at [email protected].