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The training division provides annual continuing education department-wide to its members in the areas of emergency medical services, firefighting, vehicle extrication, rope rescue, pump operations, wildland firefighting, hazardous materials and fire prevention. 

BCFD Ladder TraingingThe Bernalillo County Fire Academy is staffed with six personnel. The academy staff consists of a Division Chief, a Captain, a Lieutenant, two Engineers and an Administrative Officer I. All of the training personnel are certified EMS and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) instructors. 

The fire department has IAFF ACE certified fire fitness trainers that provide fitness assistance to all members of the department. All firefighters must participate annually in the wildland pack test and combat challenge. When the fire department is conducting a cadet academy, the training staff extends their knowledge, experience and physical fitness background to help build strong and well-educated firefighter/EMT’s.

Click here to view the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Fire Training Tower www.bernco.gov/video-preview/ 

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4401 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
​(505) 468-1312

Training Division Staff

Michael Cross 

Division Chief

mcross@bernco.gov 

Brian Lynch

Training Captain

mmcconnell@bernco.gov

 

 




Kenneth Bond

Training Lieutenant

Vincent Manwill

Training Lieutenant

Malachi Silva

Training Engineer

 

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  • Bernalillo County is sponsoring a Public Safety Job Fair, Monday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Road SW. Find a career with the Metropolitan Detention Center, the Youth Services Center, BernCo Sheriff’s Office, BernCo Fire Department, Emergency Communications, Animal Care Services, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Programs. There will be onsite applications and interviews, please bring your resume. Come to the Bernalillo County Public Safety Job Fair, become part of something that matters.
    Location:
    South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Road SW

  • It’s time for United Blood Services’ Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. The Bernalillo County Fire Department and the Albuquerque Fire Department join together to challenge the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and the Albuquerque Police Department in this friendly battle to encourage citizens to donate blood. To set up an appointment call United Blood Services at (505) 246-1457 or log onto www.bloodhero.com Sponsor Code: NMBattle. Vote for your favorite heroes and be a hero by saving a life with your blood donation.
    Location:
    Cottonwood Mall, West Center Court, 10000 Coors ByPass Albuquerque, NM 87114

  • It’s time for United Blood Services’ Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. The Bernalillo County Fire Department and the Albuquerque Fire Department join together to challenge the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and the Albuquerque Police Department in this friendly battle to encourage citizens to donate blood. To set up an appointment call United Blood Services at (505) 246-1457 or log onto www.bloodhero.com Sponsor Code: NMBattle. Vote for your favorite heroes and be a hero by saving a life with your blood donation.
    Location:
    Cottonwood Mall, West Center Court, 10000 Coors ByPass Albuquerque, NM 87114

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