In line with the Albuquerque Fire Department’s pursuit to deliver the very best service to the citizens of Albuquerque, the Department maintains over 700 Firefighters with Wildland Fire Qualifications.
Albuquerque Fire Department provides wildfire protection for a large portion of the Rio Grande Valley State Park, the Petroglyph National Monument on Albuquerque’s Westside and Albuquerque Open Space areas of the West Mesa and Sandia Foothills.
Albuquerque Fire Department has four Wildland Task force stations throughout the city. The Task force stations are able to respond immediately to Wildland fires in and around the City of Albuquerque with type I engines (large pumpers), VI engines (brush trucks) and members with advanced Wildland training. Members of the task force stations undergo many hours of training to prepare them for combating Wildland fire with ground and aerial suppression tactics. Albuquerque Fire Department also participates in the New Mexico Resource Mobilization Plan. This multi agency plan enables Albuquerque Fire Department to assist our fellow firefighting agencies in fighting Wildland fires in New Mexico and neighboring states.
Since people cause most wildfires, we all have a part in preventing them. We can be more careful ourselves, and whoever and wherever we are, we can influence others to use more care with fires.
Remember, a little extra care takes only a few minutes of your time and it would prevent a wildfire.
To stay current with local fire conditions, go to the Albuquerque NOAA.