We are committed to: the preservation of life, property, and the environment through the education and empowerment of our members and the community; prove ourselves progressive in the face of adversity and change; instill confidence in the community through professionalism, pride, and quality service

It is the responsibility of each member to support the mission by subscribing to the following values:

For the Community: We recognize that the community is the reason for our presence. We value the faith and the trust of the community, and continually work to serve that confidence through our attitude, conduct, and accomplishments. lives are more valuable than property. The safety of the public is of paramount importance. All members of the public are entitled to our best efforts.

For the Department: We strive for excellence in everything we do. Honesty, fairness, and integrity will not be compromised. We continually seek effectiveness, efficiency and economy. Unity and teamwork are stressed as being to our mutual advantage as individuals and as an organization. The member's safety is of paramount importance. Members are continually encouraged to improve themselves as individuals and employees. The free exchange of ideas is encouraged. We will provide professionalism and courteous service at all times. We are sensitive to changing community needs.


Thank you for visiting the Hobbs Fire Department web site and your interest in our organization. Our essential mission and number one priority is to deliver the best possible service to our customers.

The Hobbs Fire Department is one of the most progressive, innovative and dynamic fire departments in the nation. This is demonstrated by our goal of Preservation, Education and Professionalism. The Department takes pride in its ability to serve the needs of our community and county. Each day, our citizens call upon our firefighters, paramedics to respond to a variety of emergencies includiing residential and commercial fires, emergency medical responses, hazardous materials and special rescues. Fire prevention and education also play a major role in our service to the community. The Hobbs Fire Department is committed to the preservation of life and property and to increase the quality of life to our citizens.

Visit our site for press releases, public safety information, recruitment, and to meet the men and women which provide these quality services. 

Please feel free to contact myself or my senior staff members with concerns or suggestions.

- Fire Chief Manny Gomez

The Hobbs Fire Department offers careers with benefits, varied work assignments, and unlimited opportunity. Most provide an opportunity that doesn’t tie you to a desk, but takes you into the community to meet people and resolve real world problems where you’ll see the tangible results of your efforts while building an insurmountable set of problem solving skills.

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HFD Training Photos

Check out these shots of our Hobbs Firefighters in a training excercise! (click to view larger versions)

HFD and HPD Joint Training

The Hobbs Fire Department trained the Hobbs Police Department on treatment for downed officers or in case of an active shooter incident. Check out the gallery by clicking here!

Hobbs Fire Department Personnel of the Year

Firefigher of the Year: Mark Doporto
EMT of the Year: Lee Haines
Supervisor of the Year: Michael Prudencio

Battle of the Badges

It's a basketball game between Hobbs Police Department and Hobbs Fire Deparment! This battle took place Thursday, November 3rd. HFD was the winner of the game, 78-35. To view the rest of the pictures, [click here]

Tharon Drake Homecoming Event

To view more pictures, visit the City of Hobbs Facebook page.

Warrior Award

Congratulations to this month's recipient of the City of Hobbs Warrior Award, Michael Nelson! Mr. Nelson is a Driver Engineer at the Hobbs Fire Department and has been the driving force behind their Toys for Tots program from start to finish for the last 8 years, this year being no different. The Toys for Tots program is instrumental in providing Christmas gifts to children of all ages who otherwise may not have received anything during the holidays. Michael puts many hours into the program, coordinating the toy drive, taking in donations, purchasing toys, contacting the families, and finally making sure the gifts make it to the children.

This year, through the coordination of Mr. Nelson, receiving the toys began on November 20th and was completed on December 18th. At first, the drive did not produce the amount of toys expected, but through Michael's hard work and determination, the end result was a huge success. Not only did the approximately 130 children receive gifts (each child received 2-3 gifts), but hundreds of toys were delivered to a local soup kitchen so it could provide gifts to children as well. Through the efforts and coordination of Michael Nelson, the Toys for Tots program was once again successful, bringing smiles to hundreds of children's and parents' faces! Thank you, Michael Nelson!

Pictured here is Michel Nelson between HFD Fire Chief Manny Gomez and City Manager J.J. Murphy, as well as the result of Mr. Nelson's diligence with some of his participating coworkers and firefighters.

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Monthly Classes

Heartsaver 1st Aid/CPR/AED Class:
The first Saturday of the month. $30
The third Saturday of the month. $20
Contact Fire Station 1 for more details at (575) 397-9311


The City of Hobbs and Hobbs Fire Department (HFD) are proud to be recognized as a recipient of the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) Grant in the amount of $824,544 for its recruiting and hiring program. With this funding, the HFD will hire 7 firefighters within 6 months. At the time of the award (August 26th, 2016), HFD had 57 firefighters; hiring 7 new firefighters will place the HFD at 64 firefighters.

The SAFER Grant was created to provide funding assistance directly to fire departments and organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters. The SAFER Grant program assists fire departments nationwide to increase their number of trained firefighters, attain 24-hour staffing, and provide adequate protection of their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments’ abilities to comply with staffing, response, and operational standards established by the NFPA and OSHA. For more details on the SAFER Grant and other similar grants, visit fema.gov.

Mayor Sam D. Cobb of Hobbs stated, "The Fire and EMS Service is a vital asset of our community that is critical to maintain. We look forward to the growth that this grant will offer our department and community."

Hobbs Fire Chief Manny Gomez stated, "There are many vital components to delivering a quality fire service, including a well-trained and well-staffed department. Approval of the awards will provide a resource to us that will deliver a quality level of service to citizens of Hobbs."

City Manager, J.J. Murphy, stated, "Since my arrival, I have been steadfast in supporting our dedicated public safety professionals. This award allows us to better serve the public while at the same time providing additional protection to the men and women of HFD. With this funding from the SAFER grant, our Hobbs Fire Department will be able to increase its operational capabilities, which in turn will improve the quality of life of our citizens."