Chief Maxon Selected as 2012 New Mexico Fire Officer of the Year
Pictured from left to right are Reyes Romero Director of the New Mexico Firefighters Academy, Chief James Maxon Sandoval County Fire Department, State Fire Marshal John Standefer, and Deputy State Fire Marshal Vernon Muller.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighters practice removing a downed firefighter from the maze in the third floor of the drill tower.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighters practice raising the 35 foot ladder.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighters practice rescuing a downed firefighter from the third story window in the drill tower.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighter Chris Bagley climbs the 35 foot ladder to the third floor.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Group photo of participants and the two instructors from the Albuquerque Fire Department.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighters Sean Kissane and Chris Bagley carry a firefighter in a downed firefighter simulation.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
The object is to put the tethered ball into the trash can. It is harder than it looks!

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighter Toby Boone flows a monitor.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighter Juan Toya practices pump operations and fire hydraulics with Deputy Chief James Maxon.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighter Rebekah Moskowitz practices Aerial Operations with AFD Driver Art Garcia.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighter Shannon Cherry practices pump operations.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighters Toby Boone, Eric Skold, and Ann Martinez practice fire streams.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighter Lesley Rico is temporarily promoted.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighter Ann Martinez and Firefighter Eric Skold during pump operations practice.

Aerial Operations, Search and Rescue, and Pump Operations Training at AFD Academy
Firefighter Sean Kissane lowers Firefighter Chris Bagley down a ladder.

Driver Operator Training for Career Staff
Firefighter Eric Masterson at Driver Operator training.

Driver Operator Training for Career Staff
Career Staff Participate in Driver Operator Training.

Driver Operator Training for Career Staff

Driver Operator Training for Career Staff
Paramedic Lesley Rico, and Paramedic Shannon Cherry at Driver Operator Training.