Fire Department News
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.
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.
Smartphone app PulsePoint is now available within Albuquerque city limits.
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.
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.
Metro area public safety agencies have joined forces to host the second Sirens Collection Drive of the year for APS Homeless Students. The drive starts today, Nov. 17th and ends on Dec. 3rd.
Come by the Albuquerque Fire Department booth and learn FREE CPR Training and practice with Firefighters and Paramedics. The training is free and may help you save someone you love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Albuquerque has downgraded the Fire Restrictions to Stage I, thereby completely opening the Rio Grande Bosque and Open Space recreational areas for public use, and lifted the Open Burning Ban, effective July 16th, at 8:00 a.m.
On Tuesday, July 9th -Fire Chief James Breen and his Executive Staff happily promoted fifteen members in a small ceremony at the Fire Academy.
Information about firework restrictions in Albuquerque.
Additional restrictions imposed as fire conditions worsen.
Protect open-space areas from wildfires. Stay out of restricted areas and report suspicious activity.
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.
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.
On Monday, September 10th AFD Lt. Martin Salazar was recognized as New Mexico’s 2012 Firefighter of the Year. The ceremony took place in Socorro at the NM State Firefighter’s Conference. Lt. Salazar’s family was there to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Woodland areas surrounding Rio Grande go into a partial closure; established paths and levee roads remain open. Caution urged.
Help keep our community safe from fire.
Notice smoke or anything suspicious in the Bosque? Call 911.
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.
On Friday June 10, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized four Albuquerque Firefighters from Engine-3 for saving a building and the property inside from fire. This weeks Friday’s Heroes are AFD Lieutenant Bryan Pacheco, Firefighters Dominic Velasquez, Dale Knighton, and Jose Gomez.
Lieutenant Emily Kane, who is assigned to Rescue 15 of the Albuquerque Fire Department and has been with the City since 2001, is this week’s Employee of the Week. Lt. Emily Kane has been the department's lead instructor for flood channel, swift water, and river rescue courses for the past ten years. Her expertise in this field has led to improved training, proficiency, safety, and operational effectiveness for water related rescue operations.
The Albuquerque Fire Department placed two new paramedic rescue trucks and one new fire engine into service on Friday, May 20th 2011 at 9 am at Fire Station 12, located at 201 Muriel NE.
On Friday, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized nine year old Richard Jenkins and Albuquerque Fire Department Dispatcher/Driver Jeff Bussey for the handling of a 911 call in which Richard called for assistance for his grandmother after she suffered a stroke.
During this week in May, we honor the men and women who devote their lives to saving and treating others. Their job is not easy and they are usually the first on the scene and have to make quick decisions in matters of life and death. In 2010, the Albuquerque Fire Department responded to 115,039 emergency calls and 86,154 of those calls were medical related.