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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

AFD Defeats APD in the Championship Game

After defeating two teams each, the Albuquerque Fire and Police Department met at Santa Ana Star to battle for the Championship trophy. The score remained close throughout the game but AFD came out on top at the end, defeating APD 62-60.

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Are You Ready For a Fire At Your Back Door?

Wildfire Preparedness Class for the residents along the Bosque.

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Friday's Hero FF Jason Galindro

On Friday, March 25, 2011 Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized an Albuquerque Firefighter for his immediate action to assist and save a woman who was choking at the Isotopes Baseball Park.

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Friday’s Hero Provided Critical Assistance to Caregiver

Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday an Albuquerque Fire Department Dispatcher for the outstanding work he did in assisting a family member who called for help when his mother experienced a severe medical emergency. This week’s Friday’s Hero is Albuquerque Fire Department Dispatcher Glenn Sveum. Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry honors at least one public safety employee for going beyond the call of duty in performing their work.

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Fire Chief James Breen Promotes Deputy Chief

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen promoted the third deputy chief of his administration Thursday.

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