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.
Wildfire Danger Rating
|The flag is at full staff today||The current wildfire rating is Moderate.||Stage I Restrictions are in place for all Open Space Areas and the Bosque.|
City of Albuquerque Open Space Areas are Open
Effective at 8:00 AM, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the City of Albuquerque fire restrictions will be downgraded to Stage I and the Open Burning Ban will be lifted. Open burning will be permissible in private outdoor areas.Although Stage I Fire Restrictions are in effect in the City’s Open Space, including the Bosque, opportunities to recreate responsibly remain available. What is permissible in the Open Space?
YES, YOU CAN:
- Walk, jog, hike, or bike on paved areas n the Open Space and Bosque
- Use the Bosque to access the Rio Grande river
- Burn in private outdoor areas within a 3x3 ft area
NO, YOU CANNOT:
- Possess or discharge firework pyrotechnic devices
- Operate spark emitting equipment or combustion engines
Stage I Restrictions serve to minimize human caused fires in the Open Space Areas. The fire restrictions do not impact use or access by responsible citizens and visitors that wish to enjoy the Open Space and Bosque. The Albuquerque Fire Department encourages responsible activity in the Open Space, even during Stage II Fire Restrictions. Be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity to 242-COPS.
Enjoy our City’s Open Space Areas!
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
Watch Albuquerque-area first responders compete in an annual blood drive.
Effective at 8:00 AM, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the City of Albuquerque fire restrictions will be downgraded to Stage I and the Open Burning Ban will be lifted.
Multiple city, State and Federal agencies teamed up once again this year to make the Fourth of July holiday safe for Albuquerque’s citizens and visitors. From Police, EMS and Fire Suppression standbys at Freedom Fourth and Isotopes Stadium to illegal firework and Open Space patrols- the city was well covered.
Mayor Richard J. Berry was pleased to accept a generous donation from Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on Paseo del Norte. On Monday, November 25, 2013, Lowe’s donated 50 Carbon Monoxide alarms to Albuquerque seniors on behalf of the Lowe’s Heroes Project. The partnership between Lowe’s, Albuquerque Fire Department, and the Department of Senior Affairs made another fire prevention project a reality.
The Thanksgiving holiday brings families together to enjoy great food and make lasting memories but its also a very dangerous day for fires. Thanksgiving the leading day for cooking fires. Cooking equipment, most often the range or stovetop are the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States.