Fire Department News

National CPR & AED Awareness Week

The Albuquerque Fire Department is joining forces with the American Heart Association in celebrating National CPR & AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Awareness Week, June 1-7, 2015. Our focus continues to be on Hands-Only™ CPR and how two simple steps (1) Call 9-1-1; and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest, can help to increase cardiac arrest survival rates.

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EMT Basic Educational Opportunity

The Albuquerque Fire Department will be hosting an EMT Basic class at the AFD training academy in partnership with CNM for the summer session. This course will be taught by lead instructor Rainey Perez (Retired AFD Commander) and current AFD Academy staff on their off hours.

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Albuquerque Fire Department Takes Top Honors

Albuquerque Fire Department Takes Top Honors

At the 2015 National Fire-Rescue Med EMS Conference last month, the IAFC’s EMS Section honored the Albuquerque Fire Department with the annual Heart Safe Community Award. The award recognizes organizations with creative approaches to implementing and maintaining systems to prevent and treat cardiac-related diseases within their communities.

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AFD Paramedics & APS Students Participate in Disaster Drills

On Jan. 15, 2015, Albuquerque Fire Department Paramedic students and APS High School students teamed up to participate in two mock MCI (multi-casualty incidents) to practice and test their skills. EMT and Cosmetology students from APS Career Enrichment Center will be joining AFD Paramedics in the all-day training.

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Be Fire Free this Thanksgiving

We are asking our citizens once again to be extra careful while cooking this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment. The range and stovetop are the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States.

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Fire Alerting Tools Free to Qualifying Citizens

A community risk reduction grant was awarded to the Albuquerque Fire Department to address the needs of Albuquerque’s special needs demographic, specifically citizens who are 65 years or older and citizens who are hearing and/or visually impaired.

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Fourth of July Wrap-Up

Multiple city, State and Federal agencies teamed up once again this year to make the Fourth of July holiday safe for Albuquerque’s citizens and visitors. From Police, EMS and Fire Suppression standbys at Freedom Fourth and Isotopes Stadium to illegal firework and Open Space patrols- the city was well covered.

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Lowe’s Donates Life Saving Equipment to Seniors

Mayor Richard J. Berry was pleased to accept a generous donation from Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on Paseo del Norte. On Monday, November 25, 2013, Lowe’s donated 50 Carbon Monoxide alarms to Albuquerque seniors on behalf of the Lowe’s Heroes Project. The partnership between Lowe’s, Albuquerque Fire Department, and the Department of Senior Affairs made another fire prevention project a reality.

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Thanksgiving Fire Safety

The Thanksgiving holiday brings families together to enjoy great food and make lasting memories but its also a very dangerous day for fires. Thanksgiving the leading day for cooking fires. Cooking equipment, most often the range or stovetop are the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States.

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Promotional Ceremony

On Tuesday, July 9th -Fire Chief James Breen and his Executive Staff happily promoted fifteen members in a small ceremony at the Fire Academy.

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Albuquerque Fire Department Urges Residents To Be Fire Safe

If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often less. That’s why Albuquerque Fire Department is teaming up NFPA to urge residents to be fire smart and protect their homes from fire.

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Legacy Church’s Continued Dedication to Public Safety

Every year since September 11, 2003, Legacy Church hosts special 9/11 services to remember and honor those lost on September 11th 2001. During the service, multiple Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC’s) are donated to the Albuquerque Fire Department and surrounding Fire Departments. Their goals is to not only remember 9/11/01 but are committed to keeping our citizens and firefighters safe as well.

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Firefighter's Recognized for Saving a Trapped Woman from Apartment Fire

Mayor Richard J. Berry Honors Five Albuquerque Firefighters as This Weeks Friday’s Heroes On Friday June 17, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized five Albuquerque Firefighters from Squad 2for rescuing a trapped woman from her burning apartment building. This weeks Friday’s Heroes is Albuquerque Fire Departments Squad 2, which consists of Captain Paul Dow, Driver Michael Palmer, Firefighter Jose Gomez, Firefighter Anthony Mazotti and Albuquerque Fire Dispatcher Driver Michael Mora.

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