Emergency Management

The Bernalillo County Office of Emergency Management is a state-of-the-art emergency management system that coordinates effective use of county, state and federal resources to protect the lives and health of Bernalillo County citizens and visitors from the effects of natural or human-caused disasters, including acts of terrorism.


Current Travel Restrictions

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state of New Mexico are committed to mitigating the widespread community transmission of COVID-19 by enforcing self-isolation for persons travelling into New Mexico from high-risk areas. This pertains to anyone travelling by airplane, public transportation, or vehicle.

All visitors are expected to comply with New Mexico masking and distancing guidelines while in our state, and would be subject to whatever rules exist in their state of residence when they go home.

Learn more here.

Emergency preparedness includes maintaining emergency operations plans, training county employees and citizens, and coordinating mutual aid resources. The department is on call around the clock for both small- and large-scale situations such as hazardous materials realeases, natural disasters, technological disasters, weapons of mass destruction incidents, and acts of terrorism.

The county’s Emergency Operations Center is where upper management gathers to determine the best course of action during significant incidents or times of disaster. County staff may also respond to the scene to serve as an interagency liaison, and coordinate state or federal agency support requests.

The county also can bring in a large collection of equipment, including communication tools, support vehicles, generators, and shelters. Additionally, county support personnel can, through mutual aid agreements and organizations, can coordinate logistics support, special task forces, and search and rescue and communication teams.

On Nov. 19, 2020, Bernalillo County hosted a meeting updating the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Hazard Mitigation Plan, which you can view above.

The public review draft of the updated Albuquerque Bernalillo County Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for download, review, and comment. The public comment period will run from March 5 - March 21.

The public can visit the Virtual Engagement Room to get started. If you have issues with the Virtual Engagement Room, you can download the draft directly here or leave a comment here.

Director of Emergency Management: Richard A. Clark Jr. 
Address: 6840 Second St. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone: Office (505) 468-1301 Cell (505) 382-4640 Administration (505) 468-1306
Fax: (505) 462-9751
Email: OHSEM@bernco.gov

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