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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.

 

Learn Hands Only CPR

The Albuquerque Fire Department introduced Hands Only CPR training to locals and visitors at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. During the nine day event, 3,000 adults and children where trained in the lifesaving technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact.

The hands-only technique increases the likelihood of surviving cardiac arrest emergencies outside a medical setting. Studies have shown that being trained in Hands Only CPR can make the lifesaving difference when someone suffers from a sudden cardiac emergency.

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S., more than 420,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States. By calling 911 and performing Hands Only CPR to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive," you can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival.

Albuquerque Fire Department personnel will continue to train the public by hosting and attending events throughout the city. To attend our next Hands Only CPR Training, see the event calendar at http://www.cabq.gov/fire/hands-only-cpr

The training is short and includes a video and practice time on a mannequin. Join the thousands of people who are already trained. The training is free and may someday help save life.

 

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

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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Two Albuquerque Firefighters Risked Their Own Safety to Assist a Young Man

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.

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Firefighter Saves a Man’s Life following a Motorcycle Crash

Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday an off-duty Albuquerque firefighter who saved a man’s life moments after he crashed his motorcycle. Lt. Toby Baca of Rescue 14 was named this week’s Friday’s Hero. Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.

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Fire Chief Shapes His Command Staff

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen established his command staff Thursday by promoting 18 firefighters including two deputy chiefs. The promotions of David Downey and Tige Watson are Breen’s first deputy chief appointments in his administration. Two commanders, a captain, four lieutenants and seven drivers were also promoted Thursday in a ceremony at the Albuquerque Fire Academy.

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