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Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 468-7000

(505) 462-9813

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County Commission Approves New Public Safety Training Academy

Bernalillo County commissioners have approved the funding for the Bernalillo County Public Safety Training Academy to be designed, built, leased, and managed by FireEd, LLC.
Commissioners approved $1.49 million for the purposes of funding the design of the facility and $51.8 million for a 30-year lease of the facility.

“This state-of-the-art facility will allow the county to occupy the building while keeping our attention directly on the training of our firefighters and sheriff’s deputies,” says Deputy County Manager of Health and Public Safety Greg Perez. “The county doesn’t have to worry about maintenance or repairs, that’s all covered by FireEd.”

The training academy will be a roughly 41,000 square foot facility built to achieve two Green Globes. Green Globes is a framework for identifying, implementing, and measuring high performance green buildings. Certification demonstrates the support of health, a reduced impact on the environment and increased building systems efficiency.

The new Bernalillo County Public Safety Training Academy will be located in the South Valley near Rio Bravo and Broadway.

The Public Safety Training Academy was approved on a 5 to 0 vote.

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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.