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    Motel 6 Lunch

    The employees of the Motel 6 on Lomaland were visibilly shaken when the third alarm fire tore through their place of employment on a windy Sunday afternoon. It took over 75 firefighters, who had to trench cut one of the wings to save the other two, nearly seven hours to bring the blaze under control. So as a token of appreciation, the employees of Motel 6 on Friday June 19 served a brisket buffet lunch to the firefighters who responded to the Condition 4 fire. Read More

    Media Academy

    After successfully completing the maze obstacle course in full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), repelling off the 5-story tower and fighting a stove fire in the burn building, 14 journalists and Public Information Officer Carlos Briano completed the week-long Media Academy June 15-19. This was the 10th academy put on by the El Paso Fire Department. Read More

    Media Mountain Hike

    In light of the high number of rescues at the Franklin State Park, especially on the Ron Coleman Trail, Dr. Cesar Mendez, Superintendent of the Franklin State Park, and Public Information Officer Carlos Briano organized a media hike on the Ron Coleman Trail for the media on Sunday June 14. The group of journalists were led by State Park Police Officer Fernando Rincon, Battalion Chief Francisco Perry-Herrera and Lt. Moises Martinez. Read More

    River Rescue Training

    Now that the Rio Grande River is flowing, the Water Rescue Team took advantage to practice maneuvers. On Friday June 5, the team visited all the major head gates along the border fence, beginning in the west side and ending at the Zaragoza head gate. The majority of the in-water exercises happened there. According to Captain Ruben Candelaria, there are some skills/techniques that are unique to this type of environment. The first: proper entry into the water. Read More

    Simulated Mall Shooting

    As part of a joint-agency simulation, shots fired on Tuesday June 2 at Cielo Vista Mall. SWAT went in. Victims for firefighters to treat came out. Shoppers looked on in worry. But it was all part of a simulation put on by the Mall, in conjunction with EPPD, EPFD, the Border RAC, local hospitals and other Emergency Response agencies. Battalion 3, Pumper 20, Quint 20, Rescue 20 and Rescue 5 participated in the exercise. The EPPD and EPFD Explorers helped simulate the victims. Read More

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Press Releases

    Gonza Sparky Show

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department's Gonzo the Clown and Sparky the Dog will be bringing their education show the Pavo Real Recreation Center, located at 9301 Alameda, today July 27 at 9 a.m. The presentation will last about 45 minutes. After the show, children will get to visit with firefighters and talk about the “big fire truck.”

    Condition 2 - 7900 Viscount

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:55 a.m. on Thursday July 23, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 7900 Viscount Blvd. when neighbor residents called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 2:01 a.m., crews found smoke showing from the back of an apartment complex building. After determining the affected unit was vacant, firefighters began to fight the fire.

    Condition 2 - 7900 Viscount

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    Condition 2 - 6420 Aztec

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 6:13 a.m. on Wednesday July 22, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 6420 Aztec Rd. when neighbors noticed smoke and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 6:15 a.m., crews found smoke showing from the front of the house. After determining the house was empty, firefighters began to fight the fire.

    Mission Lifeline Award

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – Today at City Council, the El Paso Fire Department received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience a STEMI, or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

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