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
Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday two firefighters who provided emergency medical attention to a retired firefighter who was having a heart attack.
City officials are anticipating this fire season to be one of the worst
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.
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.
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.