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.
Members of the Albuquerque Fire Marshal’s Office will begin visiting several local schools next week to teach students the importance of having smoke alarms.
On Friday, Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized an off-duty firefighter who saved a young woman from drowning. Lt. Paul Chavez was named this week’s Friday’s Hero. Each week Mayor Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.
On Sept. 10, 2010, City department employees and residents of Albuquerque gathered on Civic Plaza for our annual memorial and tribute. Chief Breen was selected as the key note speaker because of his heroic response to the Pentagon as a NM Task Force Rescue Squad Manager on Sept. 11th, 2001.
Jackson Hanawalt and Armando Gurule, both city employees with the Albuquerque Fire Department Fleet Maintenance Program, consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. They are being recognized for their efforts relating to a recent warehouse fire. On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, around 7:30 in the evening, a call came in regarding the fire that broke out at the warehouse.
Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry on Friday recognized firefighters from Station No. 3 who saved a save a baby’s life moments after the child was born.
The Tour of Duty is a relay run across America to pay tribute to victims of 09/11, including the 411 emergency service personnel that lost their lives.
Chavez was one of three nation wide fire fighter's competing in the weekly "Live with Regis and Kelly" Fire House Cook-off contest
Driver Jeff Bussey was recognized on Friday for assisting a family who was involved in a roll-over accident on Paseo and Paradise.
This morning a man was caught rifling through a fire fighter's motorcycle tank bag in the bay at Fire Station 6.
Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday an off-duty Captain who rushed on stage in attempt to save a drummer’s life. The drummer had collapsed on stage during a performance at the Sandia Casino.
At 3:00pm on July 28th, a 16 year old male was crossing the arroyo at Juan Tabo and Candelaria in Albuquerque, NM with minimal water visible. On his second step into the arroyo, an enormous gush of water knocked him off his feet and carried him west down the arroyo. A friend of his called 911 from the scene.
Receiving a medical call at a nursing home was nothing unusual for the crew of Engine 5. But on Thursday, July 15 there was nothing routine about the call they received to help a woman who was ill at a nursing home near Louisiana and Central NE.
Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized three Albuquerque Firefighters Friday who went the extra mile to save a home from being engulfed in flames. Captain Marc Boisvert, Driver David Ortega, and Firefighter Joshua Jaramillo received this week’s Friday’s Heroes award. Each week Mayor Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.
Stay safe this Independence Day.
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.
"Fill the Boot" campaign raises big money for Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Fifth grader Cesar Castro of East San Jose Elementary School takes top prize.
Traveling to work, Inspector Richard Chavez stopped and performed CPR on a unconscious woman.
Mayor Richard J. Berry applauds three Albuquerque fire fighters for bringing four trapped balloonists to safety.