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Welcome to the Belen Fire Department


Serving our community since 1921

City of Belen - Fire Deparment Logo

Community - Honor - Duty

I.S.O. Class 4

The City of Belen Fire Department was officially formed on June 5, 1921 primarily as a one-engine volunteer company. Since then, we have rapidly transformed into a combination department which is made up of career and volunteer fire fighters.  Your fire fighters protect 8.29 square miles and a resident population of approximately 8,000 citizens.

We serve our citizens from 2 main stations and 1 sub-station that is located at the Belen Alexander Airport.  Our department is committed to serving the public 24-hours a day.  We maintain 3 engine companies, 1 ladder truck, 2 wildland/brush trucks, and 2 medical rescues.

Our department is divided into 3 divisions: Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Fire Prevention & Code Enforcement.  The fire suppression division oversees training and operational procedures for live firefighting and response.  The EMS division oversees that all licensed medical personnel are provided with continuing education hours, quality assurance, and that all EMT personnel follow standard operating guidelines and protocols.

The Fire Prevention & Code Enforcement division is responsible for the development, administration, and enforcement of all fire-hazard and life safety codes for all commercial buildings and facilities.  They also review new construction plans or modifications, inspect public occupancies and businesses for fire hazards, and provides fire safety education to the public.

Our Mission

The Mission of the City of Belen Fire Department is to serve the citizens of Belen with respect and integrity by providing emergency services at their time of need by protecting lives and property.

Fire Department Patch Request

Are you a current or retired fire fighter that collects patches?  We would be honored to fulfill your request.  Please contact Chief Garcia for more information.


Contact & Hours

TO REPORT A FIRE OR EMERGENCY DIAL 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Dispatch Number: 505-865-2039

Our main fire station is located in downtown Belen at 116 S. 6th Street (SE corner of Becker Avenue and 6th street), directly underneath the "Water Tower."

Non-Emergency Phone Number:  505-966-2714
Fax:  505-966-2710

Fire Department Contacts

Manny Garcia, Fire Chief
Phone: 505-966-2710
Email Manny

Nathan Godfrey, Assistant Fire Chief
Phone: 505-966-2712
Email Nathan

Charles Cox, Fire Inspector
Phone: 505-966-2717
Email Charles
Office located at City Hall

Kathy Peoples, EMS Division Chief
Phone: 505-966-2711
Email Kathy