Devon Energy helps SE New Mexico fire and law agencies


Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy has made donations to 20 fire and law enforcement agencies in southeast New Mexico.

The agencies are located in Eddy and Lea Counties which make up part of the Permian Basin where cities have relied heavily on oil and gas revenues. Devon did not reveal the amount of the donations, but the company has been an active driller in the Permian Basin with operations out of Artesia, and Carlsbad and previously around Navajo Dam, New Mexico. The company long ago divested its assets in the Navajo Dam area but remains an active driller in the Permian Basin in southeastern New Mexico.

“The men and women who dedicate their time and energy to saving lives are true heroes,” said Devon senior community relations Shannon Johnson. “Devon is proud to play a role in making sure they have everything they need to be ready when the community calls.”

Recipients include:

  • Artesia Fire Department
  • Atoka Volunteer Fire Department
  • Carlsbad Fire Department
  • Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department
  • Eddy County Office of Emergency Management
  • Eddy County Sheriff’s Office
  • Eunice Fire Department
  • Happy Valley Volunteer Fire Department
  • Hobbs Fire Department
  • Jal Fire Department
  • Joel Volunteer Fire Department
  • Knowles Fire Department
  • La Huerta Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lea County Office of Emergency and Environmental Management
  • Lea County Sheriff’s Office
  • Loco Hills Volunteer Fire Department
  • Maljamar Fire Department
  • Monument Fire Department
  • Otis Volunteer Fire Department
  • Riverside Volunteer Fire Department

Jared Zuniga, the assistant chief of New Mexico’s Atoka Fire Department  thanked Devon for its commitment.

“Devon has a huge impact in our community. They’re always giving back, and they’re always involved,” he said. “Their support allows us to respond faster during emergencies and save lives.”

The donations will help the organizations purchase needed equipment and better serve their local communities. Municipal departments may use the funds for training, equipment and supplies.

Source: Devon Energy