Retired New Mexico firefighter brings awareness on Instagram

  • Source: KOB-TV NBC 4 Albuquerque
  • Published: 10/17/2022 12:00 AM

A recently retired firefighter is using social media to give people a front row seat to the local action. From car fires, truck fires, house fires, Albuquerque firefighters have seen it all. “Wildfires are a big thing here now, hazardous material calls, medical calls, the old fallen and I can’t get up thing. No, we pick up grandmas and grandpas in the middle of the night pretty frequently,” said Eric Knight a retired Albuquerque firefighter. Knight saw it all for more than two decades. He retired from the department last year, but is still part of the Albuquerque Retirees Association, and works with the local firefighters union. “I’ve lived here my whole life, so I’ve always wanted to work for Albuquerque,” said Knight. And he’s grown to love to document the work too. He’s the face behind “afdfirewire” on Instagram. “Early in my career I was told to try and document it,” said Knight.


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