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Official news from the City of Albuquerque.

Lt. Emily Kane Honored as Employee of the Week

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.

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Dedication of New Trucks

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.

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Young Boy and Dispatcher Honored for Handling of Emergency Medical Call

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.

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APD Northwest Area Command Dedicated in Memory of Fallen Officers

City Dedicates New Northwest Area Command in Memory of Officer Michael R. King and Officer Richard W. Smith Jr.

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2011 EMS Week May 15th-21st

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.

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Off Duty FF Recognized for Evacuating Citizens from Apartment Fire

Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry honors at least one public safety employee for going above and beyond the call of duty in performing their work. This week Public Safety Director Darren White presented the Friday’s Hero award on behalf of the mayor, honoring an off-duty Albuquerque Firefighter for entering a burning apartment building to help evacuate residents.

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Mayor Saves $1.5 million in Public Dollars

Mayor Richard J. Berry saved $1.5 million in public money by refinancing bonds at a lower interest rate.

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City Moves Forward to Enhance Recycling

Mayor Richard J. Berry and the Albuquerque City Council will move forward with plans to enhance recycling efforts in Albuquerque.

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19th Annual Heart Walk

The 19th Annual Heart Walk is on Saturday, June 4th at Kit Carson Park The Heart Walk is completely FREE to register for so please log on today at www.AlbuquerqueHeartWalk.org and Join our AHA team or start a team of your own! Encourage your friends and family to join us as well.

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ABQ Ride Launches Google Transit Planner

ABQ RIDE Partnering with Google Transit for Easier Online and Smartphone Trip Planning

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Firefighter's Recognized for Heroic Efforts at the Royal Crown Fire

Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry honors at least one public safety employee for going above and beyond the call of duty in performing their work. This week Mayor Berry honored seventeen Albuquerque Fire Department firefighters who responded to a large apartment complex fire earlier this year.

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Mayor Recognizes Albuquerque Firefighters For Lifesaving Efforts

This week’s Friday’s Heroes are with the Albuquerque Fire Department Engine-18 and Rescue-18 and 27. Captain Frank Soto, Lt. Marvin Gouch, Lt. Mike Martinez, Driver Brian Glenn and Driver Manny Zamora Jr. are being honored for their efforts to revive an unresponsive 16 month old baby girl after a serious car crash.

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Chief Breen Promotes AFD Personnel and Recognizes Retirees

At an informal ceremony in the Auditorim at the Fire Academy, new promotions were made and our latest retirees were recognized for their outstanding service to the Albuqueruque Fire Department.

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Mayor Recognizes Albuquerque Firefighters

On Friday, April 15th, AFD Engine-21 and Rescue-21 crews Lt. Ron Herrera, Driver Phil Preciado, Firefighter Aaron Sandoval, Firefighter Chester Fuller, and from Resuce-21 Lt. Richard Barela and Driver Timothy Woodard were honored for reviving a two year old baby boy who had drowned. Also honored was AFD Chaplain Lieutenant Jerome Rael, who has assisted the family since the incident.

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April-June 2011: Volume 12, Issue 2

As of April we’ve offi cially kicked off our volunteer event season with the month-long Sandia Foothills Open Space Clean Ups! After April, throughout the spring and summer you can get out and help the Open Space Division and enjoy the warm weather at the same time.

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Mayor Berry Sends Balanced Budget to City Council

No tax increases, reduces size of government, funding for a potential 1% wage increase.

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Orangutan-Safe Gift Guide

Orangutan-Safe Gift Guide

Your gift purchases can benefit orangutans, one of the endangered species you can visit at the Zoo.

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Forbes: Albuquerque in Top Cities to Retire

A recent study conducted by Forbes Magazine listed Albuquerqe in its top cities to retire.

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AFD Defeats APD in the Championship Game

After defeating two teams each, the Albuquerque Fire and Police Department met at Santa Ana Star to battle for the Championship trophy. The score remained close throughout the game but AFD came out on top at the end, defeating APD 62-60.

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Are You Ready For a Fire At Your Back Door?

Wildfire Preparedness Class for the residents along the Bosque.

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