Interim Fire Chief of the El Paso Fire Department Selected

El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez announced that he has selected Assistant Chief Mario D’Agostino as the Interim Fire Chief of the El Paso Fire Department. 

The City Manager, along with members of the 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.


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