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.|
Sirens Collection Drive for Homeless Students
The Albuquerque Metro Area public safety agencies have joined forces once again to host a Winter Collection Drive. Currently, there are over 5,000 APS homeless students in the metro area. The collection drive is from Nov. 17th-Dec. 3rd. You can drop off items at any fire or police station in the city and county along with several participating businesses.
These kids are living in cars, doubled up in homes or living on the street. Even while homeless, they are determined to attend school with the goal of graduating. In 2013, two hundred homeless students graduated high school. With your help, we can provide the essential items they need to be successful.
Donate these essential items today:
Non-Perishable Food Items
- Cheese or peanut butter crackers
- Beef jerky
- Fruit cups
Standard Sized Toiletries
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Bar soap
Packaged Underwear & Socks
- Cotton items all sizes needed (3-18 years old)
- For any age
For a complete list of needed items, go to http://www.cabq.gov/fire/sirens-collection-drive-for-homeless-students
City fire stations http://www.cabq.gov/fire/fire-station-locations
City police substations http://www.cabq.gov/police/contact-the-police/unit-phone-directory
County fire stations
County police substations http://www.bernalillocountysheriff.com/feildserv.html
Albuquerque Ambulance 4500 Montbel NE (Montano & Renaissance)
Business Locations - View business collection sites
For additional information on the APS Title I Homeless Project, go to http://www.aps.edu/title-i/homeless-project and please like our Facebook page at
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.