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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.

 

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
  • Picnic
  • Use the Bosque to access the Rio Grande river
  • Burn in private outdoor areas within a 3x3 ft area

NO, YOU CANNOT:

  • Smoke
  • 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

View Fire Department jobs.

Latest News

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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AFD Issues Home Heating Safety Tips

With the temperature decreasing and the Winter season approaching, fire danger increases with heating our homes. Fireplaces, woodstoves and portable heaters are just a few examples.

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Patriot Flag Flown By AFD

The Albuquerque Fire Department set up two aerial ladders to hang the 30X58 ft Patriot Flag on Tuesday, November 2nd at the Fire Academy located at 11500 Sunset Gardens SW. The flag will be flown by one of our aerial ladders from 9:30am-12:30pm on the Drill Field just south of the Academy.

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