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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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