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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

Chief Breen Swears in his First Cadets

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen swore in 23 new firefighters Friday. The firefighters, which consists of 22 men and one woman, gradated from the 78th Albuquerque Fire Cadet class. The firefighters are the first to graduate from the academy since Breen was appointed Chief in December 2010.

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Mayor, Fire Marshal Warn Residents to Practice Fire Safety this Holiday Season

On Tuesday, Mayor Richard J. Berry and Albuquerque Fire Marshal Victor Marquez warned Albuquerque residents to use caution relating to lighting and maintenance of Christmas trees, fireplaces and any outdoor fires.

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Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

The Albuquerque Fire Department is committed to making every holiday season safe and joyous for the citizens of Albuquerque. We want everyone to recognize the importance of fire safety. It is critically important to be highly alert to the fire dangers that exist during the holiday season and throughout the year. In November of 2009, Albuquerque Fire Department responded to 143 fires which caused over $953,000 in damage. We have listed fire safety tips below that can not only prevent fires but may also save your life.

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Firefighter Provided Critical Medical Assistance to Balloon Fiesta Attendee

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.

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Fire Chief Reminds Albuquerque to Change the Batteries in their Smoke Alarms

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen is reminding everyone in the city to change the batteries in their smoke alarms this weekend.

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