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Operator and Dispatchers Honored for

On behalf of Mayor Richard J. Berry, Public Safety Director Darren White recognized three Friday’s Heroes this week: a 911 Operator, an Albuquerque Police Department Dispatcher, and an Albuquerque Fire Department Dispatcher who worked together to identify the location of a six year old boy whose mother was experiencing a medical emergency.

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Firefighters Save the Life of One of their Own

Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday two firefighters who provided emergency medical attention to a retired firefighter who was having a heart attack.

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Mayor Berry Unveils 2011 NM Legislative Priorities

Mayor Richard J. Berry presented his priority legislation for the 2011 New Mexico Legislative Session to NM State Legislators who represent areas around the Rio Grande Central Corridor today. The following bills and initiatives are ones that Mayor Berry’s team will lobby, follow, and champion.

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Mayor Hosts Fire Roundtable

City officials are anticipating this fire season to be one of the worst

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Albuquerque Heading Home Project

Three-step plan identifies 75 needy residents, provides housing, and engages non-profit community.

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Chief Breen Swears in his First Cadets

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen swore in 23 new firefighters Friday. The firefighters, which consists of 22 men and one woman, gradated from the 78th Albuquerque Fire Cadet class. The firefighters are the first to graduate from the academy since Breen was appointed Chief in December 2010.

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Mayor’s Public Safety Division Provides Critical Assistance to Toys for Tots Program

Mayor Richard J. Berry and Public Safety Director Darren White are teaming up with the local Marine Corps to help find toys for 8,000 children who could go without a Christmas gift this year.

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City Invites West Side Residents to New Dog Park

City Invites West Side Residents to New Dog Park

Largest dog park in the Albuquerque opens.

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City of Albuquerque Welcomes Wombats to Zoo

City of Albuquerque Welcomes Wombats to Zoo

Rio Grande Zoo Houses the Only Tasmanian Wombats in North America

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Mayor, Fire Marshal Warn Residents to Practice Fire Safety this Holiday Season

On Tuesday, Mayor Richard J. Berry and Albuquerque Fire Marshal Victor Marquez warned Albuquerque residents to use caution relating to lighting and maintenance of Christmas trees, fireplaces and any outdoor fires.

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Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

The Albuquerque Fire Department is committed to making every holiday season safe and joyous for the citizens of Albuquerque. We want everyone to recognize the importance of fire safety. It is critically important to be highly alert to the fire dangers that exist during the holiday season and throughout the year. In November of 2009, Albuquerque Fire Department responded to 143 fires which caused over $953,000 in damage. We have listed fire safety tips below that can not only prevent fires but may also save your life.

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Mayor Berry Announces Two Large Westside Projects

Westside residents are one step closer to complete connectivity from the South end of the city to the North and into Rio Rancho.

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Firefighter Provided Critical Medical Assistance to Balloon Fiesta Attendee

On behalf of Mayor Richard Berry, Public Safety Director Darren White presented this week’s Friday’s Hero award to an Albuquerque firefighter, who while off duty, provided critical medical assistance to a woman who was having a seizure.

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Fire Chief Reminds Albuquerque to Change the Batteries in their Smoke Alarms

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen is reminding everyone in the city to change the batteries in their smoke alarms this weekend.

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AFD Issues Home Heating Safety Tips

With the temperature decreasing and the Winter season approaching, fire danger increases with heating our homes. Fireplaces, woodstoves and portable heaters are just a few examples.

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Patriot Flag Flown By AFD

The Albuquerque Fire Department set up two aerial ladders to hang the 30X58 ft Patriot Flag on Tuesday, November 2nd at the Fire Academy located at 11500 Sunset Gardens SW. The flag will be flown by one of our aerial ladders from 9:30am-12:30pm on the Drill Field just south of the Academy.

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Update - Mayor Richard J. Berry to Overhaul Red Light Camera Program

Update: The red light camera program was discontinued in December 2011. This information highlights the executive and legislative processes that eventually led to the end of red light cameras operating within selected Albuquerque intersections.

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Two Albuquerque Firefighters Risked Their Own Safety to Assist a Young Man

Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday two Albuquerque firefighters who risked their own safety to save a young man from a dangerous confrontation. Captain Richard Collado and Firefighter Gabe Criswell of Squad 2 were named this week’s Friday’s Heroes. Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.

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Mayor proposes resolution celebrating KAFB and Sandia National Labs

Mayor Berry praises and celebrates Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia National Laboratories through a resolution sponsored by Councilor Brad Winter.

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