John Mohler, Fire Chief
915 N. 1st Street
Bloomfield, NM 87413
Presently the department operates from three stations:
Station 1: 915 N. First Street
Station 2: 3306 N. First Street
Station 3: 1152 S. Church Street
The Bloomfield Fire Department has proudly served the community of Bloomfield (our neighbors) since 1950! This is a mostly volunteer department, we have a full time Fire Chief, Office Manager, Fire Captain and 2 Engineers (driver operators). We are a full emergency service department, no longer just fire, we respond to approximately 2000 emergencies per year. Our responses include structure fires, wildland fires, emergency medical, fire assist, technical rescue, vehicle accidents and many more. We pride ourselves on doing everything we can to help our citizens when they call. To do this we rely on volunteers, the current funding only allows for one full time person to man the station. However, it would be unsafe to allow one person to respond to emergencies alone so this individual is supplemented with one volunteer at all times. When an emergency incident requires more than these two personnel, which usually happens daily, the entire department is called for additional assistance.
Volunteers are needed! To handle all of these incidents we have always, and will for the foreseeable future, relied on volunteers. We need volunteer firefighters, emergency medical responders, office assistance, radio station assistance, fire prevention specialists (both for inspections and public education) and help with many other duties within the department. If you wish to help your community please contact the Bloomfield Fire Department at (505) 632-6363 today.
Staffing for the department is predominantly volunteer and although this level fluctuates, we have a core of professionals that make the department successful.
In September, 2002, the department hired career firefighters to insure adequate staffing during weekdays when the volunteer firefighters are not available. Persons interested in volunteering are urged to contact the department for additional information.
In May of 2014, the fire department was able to hire seven, additional firefighters through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant. This allowed the department to operate three shifts. These shifts provide three firefighters/EMTs/EMR to be on duty at any time 24 hours / 7 days a week. Each shift works a 48 hour period.
Funding for these personnel through the SAFER grant expired in October of 2016. The department was able to temporarily keep three of the SAFER firefighters and continue the 24 hour coverage with a two-person shift backed up by volunteers until March of 2017.
A Shift Captain, Driver/Operator, Firefighter B Shift Captain, Driver/Operator, Firefighter C Shift Captain, Driver/Operator, Firefighter
Today the Station is staffed with one career Officer/Driver and one scheduled Volunteer 24/7. Volunteers are always needed, please contact us for more information. Current Staffing
A Shift Captain, Firefighter B Shift Captain, Firefighter C Shift Driver/Operator, Firefighter
30 Volunteer Firefighters 3 EMS Volunteers 1 Volunteer building inspector 4 Career/paid Firefighters(including the chief) 1 Administrative office manager 1 Volunteer administrative personnel
The mission of the Bloomfield Fire Department is to make Bloomfield a safe place to live through emergency response, hazard mitigation, public education and code enforcement.
The department values the public's trust and opportunity to serve; a work environment that promotes harmony, respect for each person and is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation; a diverse workforce that reflects the community it serves; a highly trained professional workforce; and, teamwork to effectively achieve the department's mission.