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
Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday an off-duty Albuquerque firefighter who saved a man’s life moments after he crashed his motorcycle. Lt. Toby Baca of Rescue 14 was named this week’s Friday’s Hero. Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.
Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen established his command staff Thursday by promoting 18 firefighters including two deputy chiefs. The promotions of David Downey and Tige Watson are Breen’s first deputy chief appointments in his administration. Two commanders, a captain, four lieutenants and seven drivers were also promoted Thursday in a ceremony at the Albuquerque Fire Academy.
Members of the Albuquerque Fire Marshal’s Office will begin visiting several local schools next week to teach students the importance of having smoke alarms.
On Friday, Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized an off-duty firefighter who saved a young woman from drowning. Lt. Paul Chavez was named this week’s Friday’s Hero. Each week Mayor Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.
On Sept. 10, 2010, City department employees and residents of Albuquerque gathered on Civic Plaza for our annual memorial and tribute. Chief Breen was selected as the key note speaker because of his heroic response to the Pentagon as a NM Task Force Rescue Squad Manager on Sept. 11th, 2001.