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Strategic Planning Survey

The El Paso Fire Department is asking for input from the community on the strategic goals for the department.  Please take the time to complete the survey from the link below. The process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. During the survey you will be asked if you are willing to participate in a planning meeting. The department will compile a list of interested citizens and randomly select some to participate in the meeting. The meetings will take place the first week of November. Once again, thank you for your input. Click here to take the survey.

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    Soto FF Quarter

    On Oct. 29, the Awards Committee descended upon 8301 Edgemere Blvd. to bestow upon Captain Gonzalo Soto the Firefighter of the Fourth Quarter Award. Soto was honored as a result hard work and dedication as the on-duty B Shift PFT Coordinator, his dedication to monthly training during PFT evolutions, for leading by example during instruction, and for utilizing his crew to build his team. His willingness to work with the other shift Deputy Chiefs regarding the PFT Progaram was also noted. The impact of his hard work, dedication and professionalism is exemplary of the EPFD’s Core Values. Read More

    Cavazos 30 Years

    For his 30 years of combined service to El Paso EMS and the El Paso Fire Department, FPM Jose Luis Cavazos was honored at the Oct. 27 City Council meeting. Cavazos started with the department of Emergency Medical Service in 1985 providing advanced life support and other emergency care throughout the city. In 1989, he became a certified Paramedic through Texas Tech Medical School. Read More

    Combat Challenge Team

    By placing third in Carlsbad, New Mexico, the Local 51 Firefighter Combat Challenge team qualified to the World competition in Montgomery, Alabama Oct. 19-24. The team finished, made up of Firefighters Juan Carlos Pacheco, Javier Becerra, Efrain Garcia, Lionso Chavez, Jesus Hernandez, FST Pascual Mendoza and retired Captain Dave Valero, finished in 29th place. Valero finished in sixth place in the over 40 individual category. Read More

    Off-duty firefighters

    On Wednesday Oct. 21, the crew of Pumper 13 A-Shift, Lt. Charles Lujan, FST Michael Esparza and FF Julian Bermudes, were dispatched to the home of Estela and Guadalupe Lopez because their home was getting flooded during the torrential rains. After assisting the family, the two women indicated they needed sandbags to prevent future flooding, thinking the fire stations still had them. With a heavy heart, they explained residents have to pick up the sandbags from the Stormwater Operations Center at 4801 Fred Wilson Ave. Read More

    100 Free Extinguishers

    On Saturday Oct. 10, the El Paso Fire Department teamed up with Western States Fire Protection Company and Henderson Fire Protection to host a Fire Extinguisher give-a-way and training event. The Public Education event took place the final day of Fire Prevention Week and was the Official opening of the Fire Department's newly-remodeled Community Outreach Station at 5415 Trowbridge. Read More

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Press Releases

    Turkey Cooking Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – Although cooking a turkey during the holiday season has become a tradition, safety also needs to be a tradition. The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to NEVER leave a turkey cooking in the oven unattended. Putting the turkey in the oven and going back to bed, going shopping or attending the parade are extremely dangerous practices. Always leave someone attending the oven at all times.

    Kitchen Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas –As the holiday season quickly approaches, the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to use caution when cooking their holiday meals. Practicing safety in the kitchen will ensure the holiday season is enjoyable for everyone. So on Wednesday Nov. 25 at noon, the El Paso Fire Department will demonstrate the following kitchen safety tips at their Community Outreach Station:

    Turkey Fry

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – On Tuesday Nov. 24 at 12:30 p.m., the El Paso Fire Department will demonstrate the proper way to fry a turkey for the holidays. The EPFD Community Risk Reduction and Public Education divisions will also discuss various safety tips surrounding a turkey fry.

    Condition 2 - 4700 Lucy

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:29 p.m. on Monday Nov. 23, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 4700 block of Lucy Dr. neighbors saw smoke and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 1:33 p.m., crews found heavy smoke coming from the eaves of the house. No one was inside, so crews forced entry and began to attack the fire.

    Condition 2 - 7500 Alameda

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:23 a.m. on Tuesday Nov. 17, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 7500 block of Alameda Ave. when a passerby saw fire and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 10:29 a.m., crews found heavy smoke coming from the front of the vacant house.

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