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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.

 

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
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit cups

Standard Sized Toiletries

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Bar soap
  • Sanitizer

Packaged Underwear & Socks

  • Cotton items all sizes needed (3-18 years old)

 

School Supplies

  • For any age

 

For a complete list of needed items, go to http://www.cabq.gov/fire/sirens-collection-drive-for-homeless-students

    Drop-off Locations

    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 https://www.bernco.gov/Fire-Districts/

    County police substations http://www.bernalillocountysheriff.com/feildserv.htmlLeaving www.cabq.gov, click for disclaimer

    Albuquerque Ambulance 4500 Montbel NE (Montano & Renaissance)

    Business Locations - View business collection sites

     

    More Information

    For additional information on the APS Title I Homeless Project, go to http://www.aps.edu/title-i/homeless-projectLeaving www.cabq.gov, click for disclaimer and please like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ABQMetroSirensforHomelessStudents

    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.

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