Fire Chief Andres Burciaga was born in El Paso, TX but grew up and went to school in Sunland Park NM. He started his firefighter career as a volunteer with Sunland Park Fire Department in early 1998. Soon after he was hired.  In 2009, he was promoted to Fire Chief. Chief Burciaga holds an Associates Degree in Fire Management from the El Paso Community College and is currently pursuing his bachelors in Business Administration at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

The Sunland Park Fire Department is staffed by 14 firefighters who man two fire stations 24-7 within the city’s jurisdiction.