NMSU Fire Department

The opening for student firefighter positions has closed as of June 15, 2017. As of June 15, 2017 emails went out to all selected firefighter trainees who are eligible for the next steps — check your emails. The next step is located at the bottom of Firefighter Position hiring page.

Here is the outline of the schedule if you are selected:

  • Orientation — Wednesday, June 21, 2017, which will begin at 8 a.m. The doors will be locked at 8:01 a.m. make sure you read the email on what you need to bring. Physical Agility Test – Wednesday, June 15, 2017 following the orientation.
  • Interview – Thursday, June 22, 2017 Interviews will be scheduled for those candidates that are successful in the Physical Ability Test process.


The NMSU Fire Department (FD) provides emergency response for the NMSU main campus.  NMSU FD also responds mutual aid to other departments in Dona Ana County and to the City of Las Cruces.  Our Fire Department is staffed by four career administrators, two career firefighters and fourteen student firefighters. The firefighters are full-time students at NMSU or DACC; see our employment student firefighter web page for additional information about our program at NMSU.

Top of the Class! NMSU Fire Department received a rating of 3/3X from the Public Protection Classification survey. This new Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating nationally ranks NMSU in the top 750 of 14,000 departments. Check out our press release.

NMSU Fire Department is a full service fire department. We provide fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous material response, and technical rescue response. In addition, we perform medical standbys for all athletic games, special events, and concerts. NMSU FD also provides fire prevention, other public education services, and programs. NMSU FD is centrally located at the corner of Wells St. and Research Ave., south of the intramural fields. Here is our location.