Mission Statement

preservation - education - professionalism

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


New Fire Chief

The City of Hobbs announced the selection of retired Hobbs Fire Chief, Manny Gomez, as the next Fire Chief. Manny Gomez previously served as Fire Chief for the City of Hobbs for 12 years, with a total of 22 years fire service. Gomez was one of four candidates interviewed for the position of Fire Chief after the resignation of former Chief Eric Enriquez.

Gomez previously lived and served in Artesia, and has lived in Hobbs since 1991, where he and his wife Yvonne have raised their two children, Andre and Emme. Before coming to Hobbs, Gomez served as a firefighter at the Artesia Fire Department and then the NASA White Stands Test Facility between 1985 and 1991. Gomez holds a Bachelor’s in Business, an Associate’s in Fire Science, and an Associate’s in Criminal Justice. He is a Desert Storm veteran and has completed numerous National Fire Academy courses in areas such as Executive Fire Officer, Leadership, and Incident Management System requirements. Gomez has stayed involved with the City of Hobbs since his retirement as an independent contractor for the City.

"I am eager to return to the comradery I experienced before in the Hobbs Fire Department," said Gomez. "I look forward to the strategizing each and every day in this position to make the community as safe as possible while serving with the troops to deliver the highest quality of service. I appreciate the support from my family first and foremost, as well as am thankful to the City Manager J.J. Murphy, Mayor Sam Cobb, and Hobbs City Commission for the opportunity to reunite myself with the Hobbs Fire Department. I can’t wait to hit the ground running."

City Manager J.J. Murphy stated, "Manny Gomez is an ideal leader for the position of Hobbs Fire Chief. I expect him to motivate and inspire the Hobbs Fire Department employees. I am happy to have him rejoin the leadership team of the City of Hobbs after being gone for 3 years. He will continue to uphold a high level of service and excellence that is expected of our EMS and firefighting professionals."

Gomez’s first day in the position will be June 6th.

Monthly CPR Classes

CPR class first Saturday of each month. $10 fee. Contact Fire Station 1 for more details. (575) 397-9311


Firefighters conduct Search and Rescue training in limited visibility to simulate realistic fire conditions.