Bernalillo County Fire Department

Bernalillo County Fire Department Bernalillo County Fire & Rescue was established on Sept. 15, 1958, and has grown from a single station department to a fully-paid, 12-district organization that staffs five to six paid personnel per station, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

We are very proud to welcome our newest firefighters to field! Congratulations on making it through the academy and work...
07/17/2020

We are very proud to welcome our newest firefighters to field! Congratulations on making it through the academy and working so hard in order to dutifully to serve your community!

They will begin their journey as Probationary Firefighters starting this Saturday, July 18th, 2020.

We are very proud to welcome our newest firefighters to field! Congratulations on making it through the academy and working so hard in order to dutifully to serve your community!

They will begin their journey as Probationary Firefighters starting this Saturday, July 18th, 2020.

We will be there on July 18th starting around 12:00pm near the lower level center court at the Cottonwood Mall! Make an ...
07/16/2020

We will be there on July 18th starting around 12:00pm near the lower level center court at the Cottonwood Mall! Make an appointment or walk-in and help potentially save a life! This is a Battle of the Badges event! So come down and vote for your favorite first responder! All donors will get a FREE limited edition Battle T-Shirt!

They will be hosting this similar events this weekend the 17th, 18th, and 19th.
Battle of the Badges East
Expo New Mexico
San Pedro & Copper @ Gate #3
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Battle of the Badges West
Cottonwood Mall
Lower Lever Center Court
12:00PM-5:00PM

To make an appointment, call (505)246-1457 or online at vitalant.org and use Sponsor Code: NMBattle
All donors will be tested for COVID 19 antibodies. Results of the test are available in your online donor account 10-14 days after donation.

Remember Bernalillo County NMy, Stay Safe!!!

Vitalant - New Mexico

07/16/2020
BCFD Takes Part in Birthday Parade for WWII Veteran

Earlier today, Bernalillo County Fire & Rescue joined multiple agencies, including AFR and BCSO, in celebrating the 106th birthday of WWII Navy Veteran, David Bussey. Mr. Bussey, who served on the aboard the USS Langley, also has now lived through two separate pandemics and is still going strong!

Station 35 units were honored to be invited to this very special Socially Distanced event! We hope you have an amazing birthday and many more years to come!

07/15/2020
Bernalillo Couny Fire & Rescue

We welcome you to join us in this unique graduation for the BCFD Academy Class 2020-1

We are excited to invite everyone to attend our Facebook Live event for the the Graduation of our BCFD Academy Class 2020-1! This has been a very different year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. While we can not hold a traditional graduation. We would like to include all of you in witnessing this incredible achievement made by our hard working cadets!

Congrats BCFD Academy Class 2020-1!

This afternoon BCFD’s District 34 & 38 responded to 3 outside fires. One fire in particular impinged on the Bosque area....
07/13/2020

This afternoon BCFD’s District 34 & 38 responded to 3 outside fires. One fire in particular impinged on the Bosque area. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire keeping it from spreading to nearby exposures. With the recent hot temperatures and increasing winds, outside fires are very dangerous. We want to remind all citizens and visitors of Bernalillo County that we are on 180-Day burn ban. No burning is allowed in Bernalillo County. Stay safe!!!
Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association

Today Engine 35 and Brush 35 responded to a brush fire at Ben R. Greiner Memorial Soccer Field in the NE Heights. Both u...
07/13/2020

Today Engine 35 and Brush 35 responded to a brush fire at Ben R. Greiner Memorial Soccer Field in the NE Heights. Both units were quick to arrive on scene and engage the fire. Forward progress of the Fire was stopped within minutes of their arrival. Tender 35 was dispatched to the scene for water support. Thanks to the crew’s quick response, the fire was stopped before it reached any properties. This has been one of many recent fires caused by the careless use of fireworks. BCFD wants to remind residents that fire danger is high, please be safe! Bernalillo County NM Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

07/13/2020
BCFD Responds to a Large Outside Fire: Elena St. Fire

Capt. Conlin and his crew from Station 35 led the way in preventing an absolute tragedy from happening. They were dispatched to a large 2-Alarm outside fire around the 12500 block of Elena St. As Capt. Conlin was the first arriving engine on scene, he bore witness to 20ft. flames quickly encroaching a home that was next to the engulfed field.
However, with the knowledge that more of BCFD and AFR’s bravest were on their way to support their efforts. The captain and his crew led with an initial attack, jumped into action, and saved a resident from losing their home.
What an outstanding effort from all of the agencies involved for this event! Bernalillo County Fire & Rescue would like to thank Albuquerque Fire Rescue, Bernalillo County Emergency Communications, and BCSO for their assistance!
Remember, Bernalillo County. Stay Safe!

07/11/2020
BCFD: 2020-1 Fire Academy - Burns

Burns week is a right of passage that every BCFD firefighter must make it through in order to earn their place amongst Bernalillo County's Bravest. Our Fire Academy 2020-1 cadets have endured 19 weeks of stress, tests, and feats of strength. Culmminating to them bringing everything they got to this final test of skill.

Firefighter Janessa spent a day down in Socorro with the Academy's Staff and Cadets filming all of the action. Training Division Chief Ellis took some time to talk about why this is such a major milstone for these cadets and how Covid-19 made this a very unique year.

BCFD would like to thank the New Mexcio Firefighters Training Academy for all of their help during Burns week!

Be Safe Bernalillo County!

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**Ojo de Los Casos Fire Update**As we have since turned over command of the incident yesterday evening. The Forest Servi...
07/10/2020

**Ojo de Los Casos Fire Update**
As we have since turned over command of the incident yesterday evening. The Forest Service and New Mexico State Forestry are working together and have asked us to refer anyone seeking updates to their Albuquerque Zoned Type-3 Incident Management Team's phone number - (505) 369-6521

We are still playing a support role for this event. Today BCFD supplied both Tender 34 & Tender 41 to assist on scene. Our Tenders played an important role keeping the portable water tanks stocked for their suppression effort's aerial resources.

We are proud of each and every agency involved for all of their hard work fighting this fire.

Stay safe Bernalillo County!

‪This morning BCFD responded to a rollover on westbound Paseo Del Norte. 1-Pt was transported to UNMH by AAS, 2-BCFD FF ...
07/05/2020

‪This morning BCFD responded to a rollover on westbound Paseo Del Norte. 1-Pt was transported to UNMH by AAS, 2-BCFD FF rode in on transport. Westbound Paseo Del Norte is closed at I-25. Please avoid this area find alternate route. State PD & BCSO on-scene conducting investigation. ‬Bernalillo County NM Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico State Police Albuquerque Ambulance

BCFD South Battalion units responded to a structure fire off of Arenal. When units arrived on scene the structure was fu...
07/05/2020

BCFD South Battalion units responded to a structure fire off of Arenal. When units arrived on scene the structure was fully involved. Crews initiated a fast attack and kept the fire from spreading to exposures and homes in the area. This fire was caused by aerial fireworks. Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association

BCFD wants everyone to use caution and safety when using fireworks tonight. BCFD wants to thank KOB-4 Reporter Joy Wang ...
07/05/2020
Fireworks safety tips for celebrating the 4th of July

BCFD wants everyone to use caution and safety when using fireworks tonight. BCFD wants to thank KOB-4 Reporter Joy Wang for helping us promote fireworks education and safety. KOB 4 Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association Joy Wang

Fire officials offered last-minute safety tips so people can enjoy the 4th of July safely.

BCFD wants to thank Mayor Tim Keller for his continued support and collaboration in keeping Bernalillo County and the Ci...
07/05/2020

BCFD wants to thank Mayor Tim Keller for his continued support and collaboration in keeping Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque safe! Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association

Happy 4th of July!

Don’t forget to enjoy some fireworks from your yard or neighborhood this evening. We are working with Bernalillo County NM to launch fireworks in all quadrants of the city so folks can enjoy a 4th of July celebration from home!

BCFD wants to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe 4th of July! Yesterday BCFD responded to 4-fires that involved firewor...
07/04/2020

BCFD wants to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe 4th of July! Yesterday BCFD responded to 4-fires that involved fireworks. BCFD wants to remind everyone that is planning to use fireworks please do so in a safe manner. We do not want a repeat of yesterday and we don’t want to see anyone get hurt. Remember to continue to practice social distancing and never handle fireworks under the influence of drugs or alcohol and have a water source readily available when using fireworks. Stay safe Bernalillo County!!! Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association Albuquerque Fire Rescue

Tonight BCFD South Battalion crews responded to a structure fire in the South Valley off of Sunnyslope Rd. When crews ar...
07/04/2020

Tonight BCFD South Battalion crews responded to a structure fire in the South Valley off of Sunnyslope Rd. When crews arrived on scene they found two garage structures and 5 vehicles fully involved. Crews initiated a defensive strategy, securing water supply and protecting exposures. AFR was dispatched as an automatic aid to assist with this fire. The fire was divided into separate divisions to protect exposures one of those being the Bosque. Crews direct attack on the fire kept it from spreading saving nearby structures and the Bosque. This incident was a great example of to local agencies working together to keep the citizens safe. Great job!!! Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association Albuquerque Fire Rescue

BCFD wants all Bernalillo County residents and visitors to safely use fireworks this 4th of July! Bernalillo County NM A...
07/04/2020
Tips for a safe fireworks show at home

BCFD wants all Bernalillo County residents and visitors to safely use fireworks this 4th of July!
Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association

Firefighters expecting more people to shoot fireworks from home this year

This afternoon BCFD South Battalion crews responded to an RV Fire in the South Valley. When crews arrived on scene the R...
07/03/2020

This afternoon BCFD South Battalion crews responded to an RV Fire in the South Valley. When crews arrived on scene the RV was fully involved. Crews initiated a fast attack and kept fire from extending to exposures. Crews had fire under control within minutes and loss stopped shortly after. Cause of fire is unknown, BCFD Deputy Fire Marshals are on scene conducting investigation. Great job BCFD!!! Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association

07/03/2020
Fourth of July Safety PSA 2020

As we all get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July. We here at Bernalillo County Fire Rescue want to remind you to do so in safe manner.

We understand that with the Covid-19 Pandemic, Social Distancing Practices, and the dryer weather, has led to us to celebrate our independence in a completely different way. This year, the city and the county will be collaborating in a fireworks celebration all across the city. (Tom Tenorio Park, Ladera Golf Course, North Domingo Baca Park, Expo New Mexico). These firework events will start at 9:20pm weather permitting.

We welcome each and every one of you to enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home. For those of you who plan on doing your own fireworks this year, we want to go over a few ways that you can do so safely.

First, never allow young children to handle fireworks.

Older children should use them only under close adult supervision.

Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.

Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands.

Never light them indoors.

Only use them away from people, houses, and flammable material.

Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.

Never ignite devices in a container.

Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.

Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.

Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in the event you have a fire.

Never use illegal fireworks

Thank you for helping us reduce the chance of an accidental injury or an unintended fire from starting. We hope you have a fun and happy Fourth of July!

Be Safe Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 @New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office @Albuquerque Fire Rescue Albuquerque Police Department Albuquerque Ambulance

This afternoon Brush 56 returned home with Engine Boss Joshua Skrondahl, FF Aaron Flores, and FF Pedro Duran from the Bi...
07/03/2020

This afternoon Brush 56 returned home with Engine Boss Joshua Skrondahl, FF Aaron Flores, and FF Pedro Duran from the Big Horn Fire on Mount Lemon near Tucson Arizona.

This crew was deployed as a resource for 8-Days, conducting structural protection, prepping roads for burn outs, and holding for firing operations for the Santa Fe Hotshots. When this crew left this incident the fire had burned 118,000 acres and was 56% contained.

BCFD wants to thank the Governor for allowing public safety agencies to cross state lines during this pandemic to assist with large scale incident like the Big Horn Fire.

When this crew returned home they were scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 at UNMH and will be self quarantining until the results of those test come back negative. Arizona has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases and it is important that our Firefighters remain healthy and safe.

Unfortunately this is the new normal but Bernalillo County Fire Department will continue to remain vigilant in the fight against this pandemic and will continue to be a resource for future incidents.

Welcome home brothers, we are happy you are all home healthy and safe!!!

Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association

BCFD would like to recognize our very own Fire Fleet Mechanics for their dedication and hard work. Day or night they sho...
07/01/2020

BCFD would like to recognize our very own Fire Fleet Mechanics for their dedication and hard work. Day or night they show up when we need them. They keep our units rolling, and for that we thank you! Bernalillo County NM Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

7 years ago today, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. They gave the ult...
07/01/2020

7 years ago today, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. They gave the ultimate sacrifice. They will always be honored and never forgotten! Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office Bernalillo County NM Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots

06/30/2020
Former Village of Los Ranchos & BCFD Firefighter Kerri N Fiala Laid to Rest

Today Kerri N. Fiala, a former Village of Los Ranchos and Bernalillo County Firefighter, was laid to rest. She was escorted to her final resting place by a BCFD Engine company. Kerri was the wife of Retired Bernalillo County Engineer Joel Fiala.

BCFD wants to express our condolences to the Fiala family.

Thank you for your service Firefighter Kerri. May you rest in peace.

-BCFD Brush 50 Crew Clean up Part of the Bosque-While tending to a small unattended camp fire near the river the other n...
06/29/2020

-BCFD Brush 50 Crew Clean up Part of the Bosque-

While tending to a small unattended camp fire near the river the other night. The firefighter crew from Brush 50 had noticed a disappointedly large amount of garbage in the area. Taking a proactive approach on the matter. They decided to return to same location near Rio Bravo the next morning and make a difference. With the intent of personifying the credo of “Leaving it better than you found it.” Crews spent over an hour and a half picking up SIX trash bags full of garbage.

The same crew plans on making similar efforts near the Alameda area tomorrow morning.

Bernalillo County Fire & Rescue is incredibly proud of its crews for taking pride in their community. Inclusive of their hard work, helping to keep the splendors of the county in pristine shape! Help us make the difference by taking your trash with you once you are done with your outdoor adventure!

Great work Brush 50 Crews!

-Stay safe Bernalillo County-
Bernalillo County NM
Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

A resident from Bernalillo County called to Station 36 and explained that they had been making efforts to rescue a team ...
06/29/2020

A resident from Bernalillo County called to Station 36 and explained that they had been making efforts to rescue a team of ducklings with no success since 7:00 AM. Crews quickly responded to the area to investigate the situation further. Upon arrival, fire personnel were able to locate access to the wayward ducklings and began extrication efforts. Due to their frightened nature, attempts to gather the ducklings safely were proving to be difficult. It was at that time that Station 36 Crews utilized a YouTube video that played a mother-duck’s call in order to lure the ducklings closer to the firefighters. This worked with resounding success and all six ducklings were rescued shortly thereafter.

Crews then brought the team of ducklings back to Station 36, cleaned them off and provided a safe enclosed area for them to move around in. All six ducklings were eventually turned over to Animal Control, who intended on turning them over to Game and Fish.

Bernalillo County Fire & Rescue wants to remind our community that we are always happy to assist our residents in any way. Even if they have duck bills and webbed feet!

Stay safe Bernalillo County.

Bernalillo County NM
Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244
New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association

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Huge fire on the NW corner of Tennyson/Tramway Lane/Modesto. Flames were at least 25' high in several areas on the property, with cinders blowing all over. I heard what sounded like about 8 fireworks pops about 10-15 minutes before I heard the sirens. Hosed down my trees, just in case. Fire Dept did a great job in short order. Am guessing that the house on that corner is a total loss. Got ready to evacuate. (You ARE all ready to do that, right, everyone?) I hope the people who were setting off the fireworks are caught. Those idiots have no idea how they scared us neighbors, as there is wind out there tonight.
Any info on the wildland fire in/near Chilili???
6:07 PM Today is 7/1/20, just after 6pm. What are the updated locations for fireworks this year? I live near the Manzano Mesa Park and heard they've moved those fireworks to the Expo location. Is this true?
Can any of my firefighter family folks tell me what a spouse should do with her fallen one's bunker gear? I can't keep very many things our home went into foreclosure in March and everything has to go :( I will always carry his badge, but the gear is very used - It's older than 10yrs so can't be used at volunteer FD. He was a Lt Olympia and Shelton, WA FD's. He was 65 and went down with a PE from a clot in his bad leg. Still very healthy man, but stubborn to go to the Dr. Take care yourselves... and each other 🔥
Thank you SO much station 46 in Sandia Park for doing the birthday parade for my son today!! He was so excited when you guys came down the street! It meant a lot to us 🥰
The Serenity Mesa skeleton crew and residents appreciated your surprise lunch delivery today! We appreciate you!!!
I live in Camarillo, CA near the regional fire staging location. Earlier this morning I saw a group of your engines heading out, probably to the #EasyFire. Many, many thanks to you for your support, and to your families as well. We are grateful. Stay safe.
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My utmost thanks go out to the firefighters who were at the Forgotten Heros Memorial Ceremony at the Santa Fe National Cemetery yesterday. They were there when needed, thank you! sighed: the lady who fainted
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i used to be a support voulteer for bernalillo county fire & rescue they should bring the support voulteer back i miss being a voulnteer
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.