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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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  • Because recent precipitation has reduced fire danger in Bernalillo County, the Bernalillo County Fire Marshal’s Office hereby rescinds the fire and open burning restrictions that were imposed June 28...

  • 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 Count...

  • Updated July 9 at 11 a.m.: The North Crest Fire is in its final stages of mop up and will be monitored and patrolled until a 100 percent containment/control is determined. Minimal fire activity wa...

  • 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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