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Off-Duty Firefighter Saves Girl From Drowning

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.

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Sept. 11th Key Note Address

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.

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AFD Fleet Maintenance Workers Named City Employees of the Week

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.

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City Pushes for Transparency, Open Government

"ABQ View puts our city government at the forefront of what open government should look like for cities around the country," Mayor Berry said.

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Station Three Firefighters Save Newborn

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.

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Tour of Duty Runs Through Albuquerque

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.

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Lt. Paul Chavez Competes in National Recipe Contest

Chavez was one of three nation wide fire fighter's competing in the weekly "Live with Regis and Kelly" Fire House Cook-off contest

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Off-Duty Firefighter Saved Three People Trapped in a Vehicle

Driver Jeff Bussey was recognized on Friday for assisting a family who was involved in a roll-over accident on Paseo and Paradise.

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Fire Fighter Caught Burglar at Fire Station

This morning a man was caught rifling through a fire fighter's motorcycle tank bag in the bay at Fire Station 6.

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Mayor Announces Take-Home Vehicle Review

City to re-examine take-home policies and costs for more than 240 government fleet vehicles.

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Mayor Berry Launches Program: Efficiency, Stewardship, Accountability

Mayor Richard J. Berry gives a voice to all employees, citizens, and vendors to report efficiencies, increased stewardship and better acountability of taxpayer dollars.

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Mayor Berry on Fox News' Neil Cavuto

Mayor Berry discusses Albuquerque's balanced FY11 budget and its notable lack of any tax increases.

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New DWI Policy for City Employees

Mayor Berry: "Drinking and driving is a serious problem, and we want employees and the public to know that DWI has serious consequences at the City of Albuquerque."

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Off-duty Captain Provided CPR to Collapsed Drummer

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.

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AFD Fire Fighter's Save Teen From Raging Arroyo

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.

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Mayor Asks State for Fire Trucks and Air Packs

Mayor Richard J. Berry submitted a proposal to Governor Bill Richardson’s Administration Wednesday asking that $1 million in stimulus money that was requested to be spent on a new fire station be used to buy air packs for firefighters or two new fire trucks.

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Mayor Calls for Impact Fee Reform

Mayor Berry looks forward to working with City Council to reform and create comprehensive impact fees legislation.

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Engine 5 Runs Nursing Home

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.

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Administration, Two AFSCME Unions Reach Agreement

Berry Administration reaches agreements with two AFSCME unions; implements wage reductions for three others.

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July - September 2010: Volume 11, Issue 3

As summer approaches we look forward to a prosperous monsoon season. The year started with several storms with the help of the El Niño cycle. Wildfl owers have been in bloom, insects and reptiles are on the move, and larger mammals can be seen as you hike and explore our wonderful Open Space lands.

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