Fire Department

About The Chief

Interim Fire Chief Jonathan Killings

 

Jonathan Killings was appointed Interim Fire Chief for the El Paso Fire Department in May of 2022. Chief Killings has served his community as a member of the El Paso Fire Department since August of 1998, and as a Chief Officer since his promotion to Battalion Chief in 2016. He has proven himself in key assignments over his career in Emergency Operations, Professional Development, the Office of Emergency Management, and 911 Communications.

Chief Killings has a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix, a Masters of Public Administrationfrom Sam Houston State University, and has been a Licensed EMT Paramedic since 2009. He was a member of the El Paso Fire Department’s ComSAR mountain rescue team, the Urban Search and Rescue Team, as well as HazMAT and Fire Training Captain.

Chief Killings proved to be a valuable asset to Administrative Command Staff since appointment to Assistant Chief of Communications, Training, and Outreach in August of 2020. He demonstrates effective decision making and exceptional leadership that has earned him the respect of all employees of the El Paso Fire Department, both uniformed and civilian.

Assistant Chiefs

Gustavo Tavarez

Assistant Fire Chief Gustavo Tavarez

Assistant Fire Chief
of Personnel Support &
Community Health

Jorge Rodriguez

Jorge Rodriguez

Assistant Fire Chief
of Emergency Management &
Special Operations

Robert Arvizu

Robert Arvizu

Assistant Fire Chief
of Emergency Services &
Code Compliance

Dennis Redd

Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Redd

Assistant Fire Chief
of Communications,
Training & Outreach