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AFR joined with Albuquerque Police Department Open Space along with Rio Rancho Fire Rescue, Corrales Fire and the State ...
06/05/2020

AFR joined with Albuquerque Police Department Open Space along with Rio Rancho Fire Rescue, Corrales Fire and the State Forest Service to remove a large Cottonwood tree that had caused several water rescues to take place in the Rio Grande. Utilizing the Open Space air boat, crews were able to work together and remove the nearly 20’ long section of the tree that was causing the problem. Thanks to the great working relationship between all agencies, the Rio Grande is a safer place for the community to enjoy. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

Today AFR held an open ceremony for its new Fleet Maintenence Facility. This new facility is a significant improvement f...
06/04/2020

Today AFR held an open ceremony for its new Fleet Maintenence Facility. This new facility is a significant improvement from the 60 year old facility previously occupied by Fleet and Logistics Divisions and is vital to help keep and maintain a large fleet of frontline fire apparatus. AFR along with the help of City Administration and support from City Council unveiled the 15,000 square foot facility that has the modernization and development to fully maintain and track the 200 vehicles of AFR. Thank you to all that helped and spearheaded this great accomplishment, especially Deputy Chief Adam Eakes and Battalion Chief Nate Meisner. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

06/04/2020

Albuquerque Fire Rescue holds ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Fleet Facility.

AFR recently began its orientation process for the members of the 96 Cadet Class. These 30 members will begin their trai...
06/03/2020

AFR recently began its orientation process for the members of the 96 Cadet Class. These 30 members will begin their training on August 3rd of an 18 week academy. Here is where it all begins! Good luck to all who have already taken that first step in a fulfilling career of becoming a firefighter. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

Today, Station 9B conducted extrication training to test the tools on their trucks. U-Pull & Pay on Broadway was kind en...
05/30/2020

Today, Station 9B conducted extrication training to test the tools on their trucks. U-Pull & Pay on Broadway was kind enough to let us tear up a few vehicles. Victim Extrication are High Risk/Low Frequency incidents, therefore crews need to stay sharp with their tools at all times.
Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244
#AFRStation9 #ExtricationTraining #JawsOfLife

AFR was honored to take part in this years Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Mexico Keep the flame of h...
05/29/2020

AFR was honored to take part in this years Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Mexico Keep the flame of hope alive! Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

Yesterday afternoon AFR Engine 12 was dispatched to a car fire near Eubank SE. The crew was able to get control of the f...
05/29/2020

Yesterday afternoon AFR Engine 12 was dispatched to a car fire near Eubank SE. The crew was able to get control of the fire quickly before it had impinged on a near by building. No injuries were reported. Great job E12! Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

05/28/2020

Last week, AFR responded to a brush fire on the west mesa near the Petroglyphs. This fire quickly grew to 52 acres in size due to high winds, dry conditions, and high temperatures. AFR would like to remind everyone that our current conditions make for extreme fire behavior.

Please visit our website for wildfire safety tips at https://www.cabq.gov/fire/safety-information/wildfire-safety

Remember to call 505-244-FIRE prior to outdoor burning.

Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244
#AFRWildland #FireSeason

AFR received a phone call from Buca di Beppo  to help them hang their new flag yesterday afternoon. Ladder 5 was honored...
05/27/2020

AFR received a phone call from Buca di Beppo to help them hang their new flag yesterday afternoon. Ladder 5 was honored to assist them in raising both their flag and their spirits. This is the second flag in as many days that Ladder 5 has assisted with, and its our honor to always help the community. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

AFR would like to say a special thank you to Patricia Mattioli for her efforts along with other Downtown Community leade...
05/26/2020

AFR would like to say a special thank you to Patricia Mattioli for her efforts along with other Downtown Community leaders that brought several meals to the Fire Stations in the downtown area. Her goal was to help first responders along with supporting local businesses during the Covid Pandemic. Your generosity and willingness to help the community is appreciated! Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

Recently the flag from Hinkle Family Fun Center was returned after it had been stolen. AFR is honored to help return thi...
05/25/2020

Recently the flag from Hinkle Family Fun Center was returned after it had been stolen. AFR is honored to help return this flag where it belongs especially on this day of reflection of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 #onealbuquerque

Memorial Day......Is the day that’s set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our...
05/25/2020

Memorial Day...
...Is the day that’s set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

Thursday evening, crews from AFR’s Wildland Division were dispatched to the Los Charcos Bosque Fire in Isleta. These res...
05/23/2020

Thursday evening, crews from AFR’s Wildland Division were dispatched to the Los Charcos Bosque Fire in Isleta. These resources are still on scene. One of the resources is our new COVID-19 Wildland Response Unit. This unit is responsible for screening Firefighters for COVID-19 symptoms that are assigned to wildfires as well as providing decontamination of fire apparatus. AFR is proud to be a part of this proactive approach which is keeping Firefighters on the frontlines safe during this pandemic.
Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244
#AFRWildland #ProtectOurBosque #FireSeason

05/23/2020
Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller

In Burque, we step up for each other in many ways. Right now, that means wearing a mask to protect our neighbors, co-workers and loved ones.

Albuquerque Fire Rescue started its Airboat pilot training program with five pilots to support River Rescues and Open Sp...
05/21/2020

Albuquerque Fire Rescue started its Airboat pilot training program with five pilots to support River Rescues and Open Space Patrols in the Rio Grande Valley. AFR will be joining Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Fire Department on the river increasing metro coverage for River Rescues and Open Space Patrols. The airboat platform brings a reliable response to Abq and its citizens by providing an efficient rescue platform and support of any firefighting operations along the Bosque. A special thank you to APD Open Space and their Instructor B. Shannon along with BCFD Chief J. Ellis for their knowledge, equipment, and time welcoming AFR into this training process and program. The airboats on the Rio Grande have ensured the safe return of seven citizens in 2020. Enjoy the Rio Grande River Valley and refer to CABQ website for safe practices, hours, and activities available. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

This past weekend several AFR units conducted a training simulation using a smoke barrel to create low visibility condit...
05/19/2020

This past weekend several AFR units conducted a training simulation using a smoke barrel to create low visibility conditions to run hose evolutions and rescue operations at the Training Academy. Focused on improving our skills and fire tactics help keep our Firefighters safe and efficient while working on the fire ground. Great work Station 9, Station 7, Battalion Chief 4, and Ladder 4. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

May 17th-24th is EMS week and during these uncertain times  Emergency Services are the calm that  provides our community...
05/18/2020

May 17th-24th is EMS week and during these uncertain times Emergency Services are the calm that provides our community with consistent care, compassion, dedication, and commitment to helping each patient. To date, AFR has responded to 36,813 EMS calls which is an average of 268 calls per day. EMS week recognizes all Emergency Health Care Providers for their continued effort in Public Safety. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 #emsweek2020

05/15/2020
UNMH Children’s Hospital

AFR was honored today to be able to bring a smile to these amazing young patients. Current social distancing for safety has limited visitors to these kids making being already isolated even harder. Thank you for always inspiring us with your joy and bravery. #SparkyTheDog #UNMHChildrensHospital #AFRSHeroes

Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244
Mayor Tim Keller UNM Hospital

Today Drivers of AFR took part in the Lieutenant Promotional Exam. Individuals that are eligible have this opportunity o...
05/13/2020

Today Drivers of AFR took part in the Lieutenant Promotional Exam. Individuals that are eligible have this opportunity once every two years in order to promote to the rank of Lieutenant. The promotional process is extremely competitive and these Drivers have spent long hours studying several books and Operating Procedures in order to be placed on the promotion list. Good luck to these dedicated members of AFR in your commitment to take the next step in your career. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department
05/12/2020

City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department

Welcome to One EOC: Interviews with the Team of the Emergency Operations Center! Today we're with Brian Fox, Albuquerque Fire Rescue - Lieutenant, Wildland Division Coordinator. His current role is Logistics Section Chief.

What is your current role at the EOC?
Logistics Section Chief

What is your usual role outside the EOC?
Albuquerque Fire Rescue - Lieutenant, Wildland Division Coordinator

What are your accomplishments during your current assignment at the EOC that you are most proud of or you feel have had the most impact?
I am very proud of my Logistics Section, everyone is working around the clock to ensure the needs for the City are being met as they pertain to COVID-19. My team is made up of 30+ personnel which includes individuals from the City of Albuquerque, NM National Guard and CERT Volunteers. Logistics is covering anything that pertains to communications, technical support, transportation, volunteers, donations, issuing personal protective equipment, purchasing items that support operations, supporting multiple shelters, processing PPE orders from local hospitals and care facilities, delivery of lab tests, managing the EOC’s warehouse and fabric face coverings for essential City employees.

To someone who doesn't know, how would you describe what the EOC does?
The Emergency Operations Center is a team of individuals working behind the scenes, supporting the City of Albuquerque’s operations as they relate to COVID-19. It is a coordination center for multiple agencies, divisions and municipalities that are working towards a common operating strategy.

AFR would like to recognize those essential employees working hard to make sure our grocery stores are able to continue ...
05/11/2020

AFR would like to recognize those essential employees working hard to make sure our grocery stores are able to continue to safely keep their products and services available. #AFRSHeroes #grocerylist #WashYourHands

Happy Mother’s Day from AFR. To all the mother’s in our community and those who serve in our department, thank you for g...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day from AFR. To all the mother’s in our community and those who serve in our department, thank you for giving selflessly while projecting love and kindness into our community and department. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

AFR would like to recognize the hard work and efforts of our hardware stores during this unique time. These businesses h...
05/09/2020

AFR would like to recognize the hard work and efforts of our hardware stores during this unique time. These businesses have implemented changes to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide essential services and goods. #AFRSHeroes #WearYourMask

Thank you to these City employees for bringing wi-fi access points to several locations throughout the metro area. This ...
05/07/2020

Thank you to these City employees for bringing wi-fi access points to several locations throughout the metro area. This service is helping provide students in vulnerable populations with internet access along with Chromebooks distributed through the schools. #AFRSHeroes ##SunVan #RemoteLearning #oneABQ

AFR would like to thank the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce along with  Duke City Gladiators , KRQE Media Group,...
05/07/2020

AFR would like to thank the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce along with Duke City Gladiators , KRQE Media Group, Pepsi, and Twisters Burgers and Burritos for providing meals to several of our Fire Stations. #feedingthefrontlines Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

Alex Hansell is AFR’s first female top cadet
05/07/2020
Alex Hansell is AFR’s first female top cadet

Alex Hansell is AFR’s first female top cadet

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque Fire Rescue Cadet has made history. She’s the first female in the agency’s 120 year history to be named top cadet. Thirty-two-year-old Ale…

To all the nurses who have worked tirelessly to give the gift of love, joy, tears, hope, and compassion to each patient ...
05/06/2020

To all the nurses who have worked tirelessly to give the gift of love, joy, tears, hope, and compassion to each patient we at AFR salute you. You make our community and communities around the world exceptional with your oath of care for all. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

AFR is thankful for those restaurants that are accommodating patrons with delivery and pickup services while complying w...
05/05/2020

AFR is thankful for those restaurants that are accommodating patrons with delivery and pickup services while complying with COVID-19 best practices. #AFRSHeroes #SupportLocal #RallyForRestaurants

05/04/2020

Happy International Firefighters’ Day to all those including our own department that works to serve their community with commitment, compassion, and honor we thank you. Your hard work never goes unnoticed and your dedication is an inspiration to continue our calling to serve. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

AFR is extremely grateful to our healthcare workers, both on the frontline and those behind the scenes, that help find s...
05/03/2020

AFR is extremely grateful to our healthcare workers, both on the frontline and those behind the scenes, that help find solutions to continue caring for patients despite the current challenges. #AFRSHeroes #oneabq #InThisTogether

AFR would like to recognize blood donors that are stepping up to help end the national shortage of blood. This shortage ...
05/02/2020

AFR would like to recognize blood donors that are stepping up to help end the national shortage of blood. This shortage is due to the forced cancellation of many blood drives and less people showing up to donate. #AFRHeroes #oneabq #GiveBlood #WeAreInThisTogether

05/01/2020

AFR would like to congratulate the members of the 95th Cadet Class. These 30 firefighters have endured an 18-week fire training academy learning fundamental fire and EMS skills they will soon apply in the field. This class completed their training but did not have a traditional graduation ceremony due to COVID-19 regulations. However, we hope to hold a formal graduation ceremony, to include friends and family in the future.
Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244
#TrainingAcademy #oneabq #firefighter #probationaryfirefighter #95thCadetClass

A big thank you from AFR to all employees working hard to distribute APS Grab-and-Go meals to students. These meals make...
05/01/2020

A big thank you from AFR to all employees working hard to distribute APS Grab-and-Go meals to students. These meals make a big difference for so many families during school closures. #AFRSHeroes #oneabq #SchoolLunch

Thank you to Two Boys Donuts for delivering delicious donuts to all of our Fire Stations in the Duke City! Your generosi...
04/30/2020

Thank you to Two Boys Donuts for delivering delicious donuts to all of our Fire Stations in the Duke City! Your generosity is much appreciated! Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244

Today we would like to thank our friends at Solid Waste and let them know we appreciate their services. #AFRSHeroes #on...
04/30/2020

Today we would like to thank our friends at Solid Waste and let them know we appreciate their services. #AFRSHeroes #oneabq #COASolidWaste

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Albuquerque Fire Rescue started its Airboat pilot training program with five pilots to support River Rescues and Open Space Patrols in the Rio Grande Valley! Dustyn, I am always so very proud of you and your dedication to our family and our community!
Huge shoutout to you guys!! You helped get my girl down after climbing to high!
Hey there AFD! I am looking to see if there's a AFD Station 18 contact I can reach out to for participation in a VVHS Senior Parade tomorrow. Thank you!
Shout out and great appreciation for the drive by Wind beneath your wings at PresNOW Coors. Very nice gesture for our nurses on Nurses Day!
I just wanted to personally thank the folks at AFD Station 14 with Lieutenant G.I Gonzalez (I hope that's his name). He and his team has been instrumental in my family's healthcare over the past year. They're always professional and all extremely nice and helpful. I really really cannot thank this team enough. Thank you so much Albuquerque Fire Department Station 14 on Eucariz and 98th St. SW.
Thank you AFR y’all have done so much throughout my life to help me I love y’all and I could never repay you guys even close to enough. 🖤❤️🖤
Hi AFR! Wondering how many responders you have at house 22, and if you are in need of anything specific at that station. We live up the road and can't move mountains, but would love to help how we can!
Much Respect to Albuquerque Fire Rescue...If I was lost hiking in the Sandia mountains I am greatful kmowing you would help me find my way home...OneLove🙏💜💜💜
You guys and gals rock! Thank you for always keeping us safe!
You guys and gals simply rock. I used to attend some of the photo shoots AWD did for the shelter calendars...and cannot thank you enough for what you did for our pets!
Appreciate the quick response when folks do silly things with fire. Appreciate you!!
This organization helps first responders get PPE. Might be something to look into.