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Los Alamos Fire Department 
Fire Vehicle and LadderLos Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is the second largest career fire department in the state of New Mexico.  The department provides a multi-disciplined, multi-dimensional mission of fire, rescue, emergency medical, public education and life safety services to the citizens and visitors of Los Alamos County.

Included in the services LAFD provides are the protection of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Apartment Firea large nuclear research and development complex; protection of the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock; and assistance in the provision of emergency response for an extensive urban wildland interface.

LAFD was organized under the Manhattan Project in April 1943.  At that time it consisted of 7 civilian firefighters and 25 volunteer firefighters.  In September 1943, the firefighter functions were taken over by the military.  The Fire Department was governed by the US Atomic Energy Commission and the US Department of Energy (DOE) until the Incorporated County of Los Alamos took it over in September 1989.

Today, LAFD operates 6 fire stations with 150 budgeted positions, 130 shift firefighters including 3 shift Battalion Chiefs, 9 Chief and Staff Officers assigned to days & 11 civilian support staff.

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Los Alamos Fire Department Administration

999 Central Ave. Suite 200
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Monday- Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Campfires allowed in all areas. Fireworks allowed.
Campfires allowed in all areas.  Fireworks allowed.  For more information see the Fire Danger Levels Explained page.

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Vial of Life Project

We feel that the Vial of Life is
such an important program for seniors and others in need. We are proud to offer Vial of Life decals to our community.

We want to thank American Senior Safety Agency Medical Alert Systems for their donation of these decals to our organization.