interim fire chief mario d'agostino

Mario D'Agostino was named Interim Fire Chief of the El Paso Fire Department on Dec. 5, 2016. The City Manager, along with members of te leadership team, interviewed several highly qualified candidates from within the fire department.

“The El Paso Fire Department has many qualified candidates, and I appreciated their time and input during this process. However, Assistant Chief D’Agostino did rise to the top with his extensive knowledge in both operations and administration. I’m confident he will ensure that the department continues to deliver outstanding service to the El Paso community,” said El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.

 D’Agostino is a long time El Pasoan who started his career with the El Paso Fire Department in 1992. Since then, he has held several positions within the department, promoting through the ranks to the position of Assistant Chief of Capital Assets and Personnel Support Services. 

He has a bachelor's degree in Fire Science as well as a Master of Business Administration/Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. Along with a number of certifications, D’Agostino was accepted into the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program

D’Agostino will begin his role as interim Fire Chief effective immediately. In the meantime, City Manager will work closely with the new Interim Chief before making a determination on the next steps.

The El Paso Fire Department responds to approximately 76,000 calls for service each year. The department is internationally accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and has a top Public Protection Classification from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), resulting in low Insurance rates for El Pasoans.

mario d'agostino

Interim Fire Chief

jorge v. cortez

Assistant Fire Chief
Planning/Technical Services

terry Kebschull

Interim Assistant Fire Chief
Administrative Services

samuel rOdriguez

Assistant Fire Chief
Operations