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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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Flag Status

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.

 

Learn Hands Only CPR

The Albuquerque Fire Department introduced Hands Only CPR training to locals and visitors at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. During the nine day event, 3,000 adults and children where trained in the lifesaving technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact.

The hands-only technique increases the likelihood of surviving cardiac arrest emergencies outside a medical setting. Studies have shown that being trained in Hands Only CPR can make the lifesaving difference when someone suffers from a sudden cardiac emergency.

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S., more than 420,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States. By calling 911 and performing Hands Only CPR to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive," you can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival.

Albuquerque Fire Department personnel will continue to train the public by hosting and attending events throughout the city. To attend our next Hands Only CPR Training, see the event calendar at http://www.cabq.gov/fire/hands-only-cpr

The training is short and includes a video and practice time on a mannequin. Join the thousands of people who are already trained. The training is free and may someday help save life.

 

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

Lowe’s Donates Life Saving Equipment to Seniors

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.

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Thanksgiving Fire Safety

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.

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Ceremony: Remembering 9/11

Join the City of Albuquerque as we recall the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

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City of Albuquerque Opens Bosque & Reduces Restrictions

The City of Albuquerque has downgraded the Fire Restrictions to Stage I, thereby completely opening the Rio Grande Bosque and Open Space recreational areas for public use, and lifted the Open Burning Ban, effective July 16th, at 8:00 a.m.

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Promotional Ceremony

On Tuesday, July 9th -Fire Chief James Breen and his Executive Staff happily promoted fifteen members in a small ceremony at the Fire Academy.

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