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Welcome to the Bernalillo County Fire Department (BCFD). BCFD is made up of twelve fire districts and stations throughout Bernalillo County. 

New Fire Truck North Valley The department was established on Sept. 15, 1958, and has grown from a single station department to a fully paid, 12-district department that staffs an average of four to seven paid personnel per station, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. The stations are covered by a combination of fire and medical personnel, 24/7, 365 days a year. The shifts consist of 24 hours on and 48 hours off. There are a total of 249 firefighters with 209 of them being sworn positions. The positions rank from firefighter up to Fire Chief. There are ten civilian administrative positions.

On average, BCFD runs over 17,000 calls a calendar year, which continues to increase every year by about 4 percent. Of the 17,221 calls run in the year 2015, 14,221 or approximately 83 percent, were Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls; and, 3000 runs, or approximately 17 percent, were fire calls. ​

Every district is covered by an engine or truck company and nine districts house a rescue unit. All stations and fire districts are staffed at the ALS (Advanced Life Support) level. Each firefighter has medical training and must be licensed in either the EMT-Basic, Intermediate or Paramedic level.

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  • The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Bernalillo County. There will be no open burning allowed today. 

  • The National Weather Service has issued a special weather briefing. They are predicting a significant winter storm to impact the area beginning tonight, April 28, and strengthening into tomorrow. Thi...

  • The Fire Prevention Bureau has issued a Fire Safety Alert for April 24, 2017 for Bernalillo County after the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory for today. There will...

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