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Lea County Volunteer Firefighter Application


We are seeking motivated individuals that have an interest in firefighting and the exciting, unique experiences while serving your community!

Lea County Volunteer Fire Departments are composed of volunteers who perform fire suppression and other related emergency services for local jurisdictions. Volunteer Fire Departments most often cover a large area and respond to calls involving motor vehicle accidents, structure fires, wildfires, and industrial emergencies. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 65% of firefighters in the United States were members of Volunteer Fire Departments in 2020. Knowles, Maljamar, and Monument are currently seeking new members that are interested in serving our growing communities.

Don't live in the towns you wish to serve? We accept members from all over Lea County.

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Your application will be reviewed and submitted to the Volunteer Fire Department (Knowles, Maljamar, or Monument) of your choice.

In person applications, interviews, or a probationary period may still be required by your department of choice prior becoming a member. Submitting an application does not guarantee admittance into a department.
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Knowles Volunteer Fire Department

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Fire Chief Michael Singleton

Knowles Fire Station Locations:
KFD Station # 1: 515 E. Pinson, Hobbs, NM 88242
KFD Station # 2: 5510 West Alabama Street, Hobbs, NM 88242
Meetings every Thursday @ 7pm

The Knowles Volunteer Fire Department won't be following trends but setting the pace for everyone else. Knowles Fire Station # 1 is located off Highway 132 on Pinson Rd and covers a large area both North of Hobbs and East of Lovington. They stand ready to respond to any emergency in their district and provide exceptional service to their community when called. Enjoy fellowship? Knowles VFD has members of all ages and is very family friendly!

Knowles Website

Knowles Fire Facebook

Maljamar Volunteer Fire Department

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Fire Chief Curry Pruit

Maljamar Fire Station: 11030 Highway 82, Maljamar, NM 88264
Meetings every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6pm

Maljamar Volunteer Fire Department is located at the West end of Lea County and have a large response area. Maljamar Fire must always be prepared for an array of situations which include motor vehicle accidents, grass fires, and oilfield related incidents/fires to name of few. Maljamar Fire stands ready for any emergency situation and is proud to serve their community. Like off-roading and giant 4x4s? Maljamar Fire is for you!

Lea County will begin construction of MVFD's first substation located at the entrance to Zip Franklin Airport just west of Lovington off Highway 82 in 2023!

Maljamar VFD

Monument Volunteer Fire Department

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Fire Chief Justin Solomon

Monument Fire Station: 10600 Highway 322, Monument, NM 88265
Meetings every Monday @ 6:30pm

Monument Volunteer Fire Department is located in Monument, NM and covers a large area toward the middle of the county. Monument can experience any type of emergency event and it's experienced volunteer fire service is ready for any task big or small. Monument Fire stands ready to meet the needs of a growing population and the challenges that brings. Monument VFD has an amazing training facility on-site to perfect your firefighting skills and hosts trainings several times a year!

Monument VFD

Lea County Volunteer Fire Departments

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515 E. Pinson near the intersection of Highway 132 & Pinson Road.
Knowles Fire Station # 2 Build Site/Completion 2023
Located at the intersection of Highway 82 & County Road 126 in Maljamar, NM.
Located at 10600 NM HW 322 in Monument, NM.


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