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
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.
Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen is reminding everyone in the city to change the batteries in their smoke alarms this weekend.
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.
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.
Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday two Albuquerque firefighters who risked their own safety to save a young man from a dangerous confrontation. Captain Richard Collado and Firefighter Gabe Criswell of Squad 2 were named this week’s Friday’s Heroes. Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.