Fire Chief J.D. Hummingbird, second from right, is joined by, from left, Mayor Phil Burch and city councilors Kent Bratcher and Nora Sanchez after being announced to the council as New Mexico’s Fire Chief of the Year. Brandon Messick - Daily Press

Fire Chief J.D. Hummingbird, second from right, is joined by, from left, Mayor Phil Burch and city councilors Kent Bratcher and Nora Sanchez after being announced to the council as New Mexico’s Fire Chief of the Year. Brandon Messick – Daily Press

By BRANDON MESSICK

Daily Press Staff Writer

Fire Chief J.D. Hummingbird was recognized at Tuesday’s meeting of the Artesia City Council as the recipient of New Mexico’s award for Fire Chief of the Year.

 

Artesia firefighters sent a group letter to the State Fire Commission to nominate Hummingbird this year for his service to the department and to the city. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.