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
Additional restrictions imposed as fire conditions worsen.
Protect open-space areas from wildfires. Stay out of restricted areas and report suspicious activity.
If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often less. That’s why Albuquerque Fire Department is teaming up NFPA to urge residents to be fire smart and protect their homes from fire.
Every year since September 11, 2003, Legacy Church hosts special 9/11 services to remember and honor those lost on September 11th 2001. During the service, multiple Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC’s) are donated to the Albuquerque Fire Department and surrounding Fire Departments. Their goals is to not only remember 9/11/01 but are committed to keeping our citizens and firefighters safe as well.
On Monday, September 10th AFD Lt. Martin Salazar was recognized as New Mexico’s 2012 Firefighter of the Year. The ceremony took place in Socorro at the NM State Firefighter’s Conference. Lt. Salazar’s family was there to celebrate this momentous occasion.