AFD Employment Information

Job Description:

The Firefighter position provides a range of services designed to protect the lives and property of the citizens of the City of Alamogordo and Otero County from adverse effects of fires, accidents, and exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature. This position will be responsible for performing suppression and rescue activities, as well as operating fire apparatus and other equipment in response to emergency alarms for fire protection, extrication, HAZMAT, technical and airport rescue, and other emergencies.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma, or equivalent.
  • Valid New Mexico driver's license with a good driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo and its Insurance carrier.
  • Obtain and maintain a Class E Drivers License upon successful completion of the Alamogordo Fire Department Academy.
  • Any other combination of education and training that demonstrates a minimum level of firefighting knowledge sufficient for emergency response.
  • Must be able to pass physical ability test and written test.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening test.


  • One (1) year professional or three (3) years volunteer fire service experience.
  • Firefighter I
  • HAZMAT Awareness and Operations
  • Current CPR Card
  • ICS 100
  • NIMS training


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City of Alamogordo Human Resources department