Albuquerque Fire Department

Information about the Albuquerque Fire Department.

The Albuquerque Fire Department is a paid municipal department, comprised of 700 uniformed personnel, serving a jurisdiction of more than 182 square miles and an estimated metropolitan population of 901,700 according to the 2012 US Census.

Albuquerque's metropolitan area has a total population of 1,146,049 according to the 2010 Census.

Today's Status

Flag Full Staff

Flag Status

Flags are at full staff today.


Wildfire Danger Rating

Wildfire rating is Moderate.

Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions

Stage I Restrictions are in place for the Bosque and Open Space. (No fireworks, open flames, camping or spark emitting equipment allowed.)

Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Fire Departments Reminds Metro Area Citizens: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!

Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, AFD & BCFD are joining forces with the American Red Cross and the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.

This year for National Fire Prevention Week, AFD & BCFD have partnered up with the American Red Cross Rio Grande Chapter on a Smoke Alarm Distribution Project. During this community risk reduction project, volunteers from AFD, BCFD, American Red Cross and Albuquerque Area Firefighter Random Acts will be installing free smoke alarms for city and county home owners.

If homeowners are interested, go to  and  fill out the application. Smoke alarms will be distributed and installed on a first come, first serve basis during the month of November. The deadline to sign up is November 2, 2015.

According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
  • If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place.
  • Call the fire department from outside the home.

To learn more about smoke alarms and “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” visit NFPA’s Web site at and

Become a Firefighter

The Albuquerque Fire Department has emergency-responder personnel in the following programs:

  • Communications (Alarm Room)
  • Fire Marshal's Office (Fire Prevention Bureau)
  • Fire Investigations
  • Capital Improvements Program (CIP)
  • Albuquerque Fire Academy
  • Fiscal Program

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Latest News

Mayor Berry, AFD Union President Announce Contract Agreement

Mayor Richard J. Berry and International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 244 President Diego Arencon announced a contract agreement between the city and the union that includes a raise for all Albuquerque Fire Department firefighters and new Firefighter Safety and Wellness Programs.

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