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Fire Rescue News

Mayor and Bernalillo County Highlight Critical Public Safety Issues for Police and Firefighters

The $38 million in capital funding for law enforcement radio communications invests in a new radio and telecom system for Albuquerque metro area public safety agencies, including the Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque Fire Rescue, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Bernalillo County Fire Department, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, APS Police, and UNM Police.

Mayor Berry, AFD Union President Announce Contract Agreement

Mayor Richard J. Berry and International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 244 President Diego Arencon announced a contract agreement between the city and the union that includes a raise for all Albuquerque Fire Department firefighters and new Firefighter Safety and Wellness Programs.

National CPR & AED Awareness Week

The Albuquerque Fire Department is joining forces with the American Heart Association in celebrating National CPR & AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Awareness Week, June 1-7, 2015. Our focus continues to be on Hands-Only™ CPR and how two simple steps (1) Call 9-1-1; and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest, can help to increase cardiac arrest survival rates.

Albuquerque Fire Department Takes Top Honors

At the 2015 National Fire-Rescue Med EMS Conference last month, the IAFC’s EMS Section honored the Albuquerque Fire Department with the annual Heart Safe Community Award. The award recognizes organizations with creative approaches to implementing and maintaining systems to prevent and treat cardiac-related diseases within their communities.

AFD Paramedics & APS Students Participate in Disaster Drills

On Jan. 15, 2015, Albuquerque Fire Department Paramedic students and APS High School students teamed up to participate in two mock MCI (multi-casualty incidents) to practice and test their skills. EMT and Cosmetology students from APS Career Enrichment Center will be joining AFD Paramedics in the all-day training.

Be Fire Free this Thanksgiving

We are asking our citizens once again to be extra careful while cooking this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment. The range and stovetop are the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States.

Fire Alerting Tools Free to Qualifying Citizens

A community risk reduction grant was awarded to the Albuquerque Fire Department to address the needs of Albuquerque’s special needs demographic, specifically citizens who are 65 years or older and citizens who are hearing and/or visually impaired.