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The Administration Division provides overall management of the Department. Staff members provide administrative support to other Divisions, assist with the development of annual budgets, and support the contract between the County and the Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). This Division manages the facilities, property and equipment assigned to the Department and is responsible for the management of personnel and related functions.


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999 Central Suite 200

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fire Administration Staff

Troy Hughes
Fire Chief

Steven Dawald
Deputy Fire Chief

Wendy Servey
Division Chief (Fire and Life Safety/ Fire Marshal)

James Thwaits
Division Chief (Training)

Christopher Bartlett
Division Chief (EMS)

Joseph Baca
Division Chief (Safety)

Todd Forsythe
Division Chief (LANL Training Coordinator)

Benjamin Stone
Battalion Chief (A shift)

Steve Saiz
Battalion Chief (B Shift)

Micah Brittelle
Battalion Fire Chief (C Shift)

Kelly Sterna
Division Chief (Wildland)

Aaron McNiff
Captain (Training)

Manual Pacheco
EMS Training Captain

Colorado Cordova
Senior Fire Life Safety Coordinator (Fire Marshal's Office/Driver Engineer)

Howard Hall
Security and Safeguards/Labor Relations Manager

Administrative Services Team

The goal of the Los Alamos Fire Department Administrative Services Team (AST) is to exceed customer expectations by assisting the members of LAFD with the resources and tools they need to deliver exceptional services.

The LAFD-AST Playbook was created from customer feedback, and serves as a guide for the LAFD-AST.

Administrative Services Team

Norma Jean Valdez
Senior Management Analyst (Accreditation Manager)

Xavier Anderson
Management Analyst (Finance & Budget)

Bev Purtymun
Management Analyst (Business Operations)

Marisol Padilla
Management Analyst (Business Operations)

Louisa S. Martinez
Fire Life Safety Technology Specialist

Marisha Ballew
Senior Office Specialist (Safety and Human Relations)

LeeAnn Salazar
Senior Office Specialist (Physical Resources)

Ana Martinez 
Senior Office Specialist (Training and EMS)

Senior Office Specialist (F&LS/Public Outreach Coordinator/Wildland)