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Keller names new fire chief

Here's a news release from Mayor Tim Keller's office regarding the appointment of a new fire chief and assistant chief:

ALBUQUERQUE, NM –Today, Mayor Tim Keller announced the appointment of Paul Dow to serve as Fire Chief of the Albuquerque Fire Department (AFD) pending confirmation by the City Council. Sean Frazier will serve as an Assistant Fire Chief.

“Chief Dow and Chief Frazier will lead the Albuquerque Fire Department with steady hands to help keep our city safe,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “Our Firefighters and EMTs work day in and day out to fight fires and provide emergency medical services in a wide range of situations.”

(Photo: New fire Chief Paul Dow.)

Chief Dow comes to the position after serving with AFD for 18 years, most recently as a Batallion Commander. Dow has also worked as a Fire Science Instructor at Central New Mexico Community College for the past 11 years. Chief Frazier has served as Batallion Commander with AFD for the past three years and has been with Department for 21 years. The new leadership team will work with Mayor Keller to streamline the top of the AFD structure.

“Chief Dow and Chief Frazier have each served the people of Albuquerque for two decades. They bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to effectively save lives across our city, while making sure our first responders have the resources they need to stay safe,” added Mayor Keller.

(Photo: Assistant Fire Chief Sean Frazier.)

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