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Coronado Park to Become Public Safety Facility​

City secures funds in legislative session to build a training facility and new fire station

May 2, 2023

Today, Mayor Keller and Albuquerque Fire Rescue Chief Emily Jaramillo announced a Public Safety and Training facility will be built at Coronado Park. Funding secured in the 2023 legislative session will support the project. The facility will be built out in multiple phases, beginning with the construction of a new, five bay fire station.

The training facility will be built out in the second phase to include a training tower, classrooms, and conference room. The existing fire station will be converted into AFR’s special operations equipment hub. 

"A place that had become a threat to public safety, both for the people inside the park and for those in the surrounding area, will now improve the safety of the entire region," said Mayor Tim Keller. "We are thankful to the governor and our legislators for supporting this project and equipping our first responders with the tools they need to train and respond to emergencies.” 

AFR’s Special Operations divisions include the Wildland task force, the Hazardous Materials task force and the Heavy Technical Rescue task force. In addition to responding to local emergencies these special operation teams also respond regionally, statewide and nationally. 

“This facility will provide our first responders with resources to better serve and protect our community.” said Chief Emily Jaramillo. “AFR is proud to serve our city, and we are grateful to our city and state leaders for their unwavering support of public safety."

Funding sources for the project include:

  • $5.25 million from 2023 Capital Outlay
  • $8 million from 2023 GO Bonds
  • $2 million earmark requested by Senator Heinrich’s office