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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

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Wildfire Danger Rating

Fire Restrictions

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
  • Picnic
  • Use the Bosque to access the Rio Grande river
  • Burn in private outdoor areas within a 3x3 ft area

NO, YOU CANNOT:

  • Smoke
  • 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

View Fire Department jobs.

Latest News

Firefighter's Recognized for Saving a Trapped Woman from Apartment Fire

Mayor Richard J. Berry Honors Five Albuquerque Firefighters as This Weeks Friday’s Heroes On Friday June 17, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized five Albuquerque Firefighters from Squad 2for rescuing a trapped woman from her burning apartment building. This weeks Friday’s Heroes is Albuquerque Fire Departments Squad 2, which consists of Captain Paul Dow, Driver Michael Palmer, Firefighter Jose Gomez, Firefighter Anthony Mazotti and Albuquerque Fire Dispatcher Driver Michael Mora.

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Mayor Richard J. Berry Honors Four Albuquerque Firefighters as This Weeks Friday’s Heroes

On Friday June 10, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized four Albuquerque Firefighters from Engine-3 for saving a building and the property inside from fire. This weeks Friday’s Heroes are AFD Lieutenant Bryan Pacheco, Firefighters Dominic Velasquez, Dale Knighton, and Jose Gomez.

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Lt. Emily Kane Honored as Employee of the Week

Lieutenant Emily Kane, who is assigned to Rescue 15 of the Albuquerque Fire Department and has been with the City since 2001, is this week’s Employee of the Week. Lt. Emily Kane has been the department's lead instructor for flood channel, swift water, and river rescue courses for the past ten years. Her expertise in this field has led to improved training, proficiency, safety, and operational effectiveness for water related rescue operations.

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Dedication of New Trucks

The Albuquerque Fire Department placed two new paramedic rescue trucks and one new fire engine into service on Friday, May 20th 2011 at 9 am at Fire Station 12, located at 201 Muriel NE.

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Young Boy and Dispatcher Honored for Handling of Emergency Medical Call

On Friday, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized nine year old Richard Jenkins and Albuquerque Fire Department Dispatcher/Driver Jeff Bussey for the handling of a 911 call in which Richard called for assistance for his grandmother after she suffered a stroke.

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