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
On behalf of Mayor Richard Berry, Public Safety Director Darren White presented this week’s Friday’s Hero award to an Albuquerque firefighter, who while off duty, provided critical medical assistance to a woman who was having a seizure.
Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen is reminding everyone in the city to change the batteries in their smoke alarms this weekend.
With the temperature decreasing and the Winter season approaching, fire danger increases with heating our homes. Fireplaces, woodstoves and portable heaters are just a few examples.
The Albuquerque Fire Department set up two aerial ladders to hang the 30X58 ft Patriot Flag on Tuesday, November 2nd at the Fire Academy located at 11500 Sunset Gardens SW. The flag will be flown by one of our aerial ladders from 9:30am-12:30pm on the Drill Field just south of the Academy.
Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday two Albuquerque firefighters who risked their own safety to save a young man from a dangerous confrontation. Captain Richard Collado and Firefighter Gabe Criswell of Squad 2 were named this week’s Friday’s Heroes. Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.