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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.

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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

Firework Restrictions

Fire Department leaders are encouraging Metro Area residents to attend public firework displays instead of purchasing fireworks. The City-sponsored Freedom Fourth and Isotopes Park displays are two examples of high quality, enjoyable, and safe events.

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Mayor Recognizes Off-Duty Firefighter Who Risked His Life to Save Another

Albuquerque firefighter Ryan Medford was off duty when a motorcyclist crashed right before his eyes on the Big I flyover. With no equipment, backup or someone to protect him from cars speeding by, Medford stopped and risked his own life on the narrow stretch of road to render aid to the motorcyclist.

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Firefighters Honored for Record-Breaking Fundraising

"Fill the Boot" campaign raises big money for Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Fire Prevention Art Contest Winner Announced

Fifth grader Cesar Castro of East San Jose Elementary School takes top prize.

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Fire Fighters Honored for Balloon Rescue

Mayor Richard J. Berry applauds three Albuquerque fire fighters for bringing four trapped balloonists to safety.

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