As members of the New Mexico State Legislature are meeting for a two-month winter session, Bernalillo County officials have submitted a list of items they hope to see funded that include three fire facility projects.
The largest capital outlay request is for $3.3 million to plan, design, and upgrade the Bernalillo County Fire Department Station 36 at 501 Bear Canyon Lane in northeast Albuquerque.
The county is also asking for exactly $1 million to plan, design, and build new facilities at the Fire Prevention Division’s site at The Atrium, located at 6840 Second Street NW, roughly 6 miles to the north of downtown Albuquerque.
A third item is asking for $1 million for the acquisition of land, as well as the planning, designing, and building of a fire station that will serve the vast Southwest Mesa on the western-most edge of metro Albuquerque.
An additional capital outlay request is seeing the county asking for $400,000 for the purchase of a heavy duty Wildland Fire Fighting truck.
The Bernalillo County Fire Department currently operates twelve fire stations, as well as the Fire Academy training center located in the South Valley.
By Garry Boulard
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