Albuquerque Fire Department’s chief leaving for new job in Oregon

Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey
Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s fire chief has quietly accepted a new job in Oregon.

The city of Hillsboro, Oregon issued a press release late Wednesday announcing David Downey as their new chief.

Downey has been the Albuquerque Fire Department’s chief since 2014. He has been with AFD for 24 years.

Downey was appointed by Mayor Berry.

An AFD spokesperson says his last day will be September 15.

Berry is leaving office in December. The new mayor will name the new chief. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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