Community Service

Although 9-1-1 calls, such as fires and medical emergencies, are the main reason the NMSU Fire Department exists, we like to take advantage of our slow run days and other down times by interacting with the NMSU community under less than stressful conditions.

We encourage you to take advantage of the services we provide. Here are a few services we provide:

  • Fire Inspections
  • Health Fairs
  • Station Tours
  • CPR Classes
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Attend Doña Ana County Fire Meetings
  • Emergency Response
  • Special Events
  • Child Safety Seat Placement

We are also proud to offer a variety of public education opportunities to the community such as our CPR classes and Fire Extinguisher training.

If you would like the NMSU Fire Department to be present at a university sponsored event, please call our office at 575-646-2519 during normal business hours to schedule the event or send us an email at with the details of your event.

Our staff is here to provide exceptional service to our community.

Child and passenger safety and their seats are of great importance to the NMSU Fire Department. 

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of accidental injury-related deaths among children age 14 and younger? Fifty percent of children ages 1 to 14 who die in crashes are unrestrained. A properly used child safety seat can reduce the risk of death by 71% for infants and 54% for children ages 1 to 4.

An estimated 3 out of 4 child safety seats are used incorrectly.

One resource we use is the Safer New Mexico Now website. Check out their:

NMSU Fire Department does have a Certified Car Seat Technician who has a national Child Passenger Safety certification (CPS). If you would like to schedule an appointment with us call our office at 575.646.2519.

Throughout New Mexico there are fitting stations that you can drop by and have your child/passenger fitted. This is a free service to the public. In Las Cruces, here is the location and dates:

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month

Fitting Station – LAS CRUCES

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sisbarro Auto, 425 W. Boutz Rd 

If you would like to make an appointment at the Fitting Station in your community outside of Las Cruces, please call Safer New Mexico Now at 1-800-231-6145 for locations and times or check out the Safer Now Fitting schedule.


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