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The Mission of the Fire Department is to provide emergency response, prevention, preparedness and education to residents, businesses and visitors of our city so they can live safely and prosper in a hazard-resilient community.
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Red Helmet Ceremonies
On Saturday Dec. 17 and Tuesday Dec. 20, 14 firefighters from B and C Shifts ceremoniously received their red helmets after completing their probationary year. Read More
Parent Safety Classes
On Thursday Dec. 15, Community Risk Reduction partnered with the United Way's Parents as Teachers Program to teach about 50 adults parents, and their children, important fire safety. The class was conducted at the EPFD Safety, Health Outreach Center (SHOC), located at 5415 Trowbridge Dr., and covered general fire safety, especially in the home. Read More
EPFD Employees Help
The Martinez family is used to helping out others. Through their charity Estrella Donations, they help needy families in El Paso and Juarez who struggle to purchase food, clothing or other basic needs. Little did they know that during the holidays, they would need help themselves. A few days before Thanksgiving, the Martinez lost their home and most of their possessions in a house fire. Bertha Martinez, a mother of four, even pointed out the irony to Captain Hector Santiago. Read More
Interim Fire Chief
On Dec. 5, City Manager Tommy Gonzalez announced that he had named Mario D’Agostino as Interim Fire Chief of the El Paso Fire Department. The City Manager, along with members of the leadership team, interviewed several highly qualified candidates from within the fire department. Read More
Class 92 Graduation
To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 13 firefighters who completed the Training Academy with a Graduation Ceremony Dec. 1 at the Firefighter Hall. EPCC Lead Instructor David Conklin was the Keynote Speaker for the event. Read More
ComSAR - McKelligon Canyon
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:17 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 22, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to McKelligon Canyon when a climber fell off the side of the mountain and sustained serious injuries. His fellow climber called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 3:27 p.m. and made contact with the fellow hiker. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to help the injured patient and two minor children who were up the mountain with the patient.
El Paso, Texas – To honor countless hours of study, preparation, months and years of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department will be honoring 17 firefighters who have been recently promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony, today January 19 at 4 p.m. at the FireFighters Hall, located at 3112 Forney Ln.
Pneumonia Vaccine Benefits
El Paso, Texas –The El Paso Fire Department would like to encourage citizens over 65, the people who are at a higher risk of getting ill, to take the pneumonia vaccine to help boost their immune system. Pneumococcal disease is an illness that can be serious, and can lead to death. Symptoms like fatigue, chest pain and difficulty breathing can appear without warning, and can be severe.
MPI - 6300 Tiger Eye
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:18 a.m. on Friday Jan. 13, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 6300 block of Tiger Eye Dr. when employees of an elementary school called 9-1-1 about pepper spray being released in a portable classroom. The first unit arrived on the scene at 10:22 a.m. and saw multiple students expressing medical complaints.
Pull to the Right
El Paso, Texas –The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that when an emergency vehicle pulls up behind you with lights and sirens on, it is important to follow these crucial tips:
Saved my home
Your team saved my family and what you could of my mother's and siblings' home tonight. Read More
Amazing Response Time
My 82-year-old mother had a little blood sugar issue and had to go to the ER... Read More
Battalion 4 Praise
St. Raphael Catholic School would like to thank the EPFD for making our Red Ribbon/Fire Safety Celebration a success on 10/20/16... Read More
Help at Famous Daves
I wanted to informed you of how grateful my family and I were for the first-rate display of professionalism the Fire Department team demonstrated to us on Sunday, Sept. 4, when my daughter became suddenly ill while we dined at Famous Dave's on Airway... Read More
Oven Fire Help
Thank you for having helped us with an oven fire... Read More
Thanks from Heartbroken Grandma
Last Friday was a life changing day for me and our family. I lost my two grandbabies and their little cousin... Read More
Praise for Station 26
I just wanted to let you know that your firemen were extremely wonderful this past weekend... Read More
Praise for Station 18
This morning at 3:30 a.m. an irrigation canal in District 7 overflowed and severely flooded several homes. The Fire Department (Station 18 and Battalion 4) responded within minutes of the first call... Read More