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Woodworker helps EPFD
In 1956, fire houses would often get vandalized and robbed when firefighters would respond to incidents because there was no automatic bay doors. That always bothered 10-year-old Jose Abraham Campos, who lived downtown by the old Station 11 on Stanton and Paisano. So every time the alarm went off, he would run inside, close the bay door and lock himself inside. Read More
EPFD at Safety Town
Kids say the "darndest" things. When the EPFD Water Rescue team was invited on July 28 to talk about water safety to 5 and 6-year-olds, they jumped at the opportunity. Captain Sergio Cardenas and Captain Kristian Menendez had the group engaged talking about never swimming alone in a pool. Then Zacary Hernandez raised his hand to share something. Read More
ComSAR Tower Training
On July 28, the El Paso Fire Department Combined Search and Rescue team trained at the Flager Tower in the Montana Vista area. The purpose of the training was to simulate a tower worker in distress needing assistance to descend. "There have been similar situations in the past," Lt. Gilberto Ramirez said. "We need to train for these types of scenarios. There are many of these towers at the top of the Franklin Mountains." Read More
Gonzo Sparky at Pavo Real
The children at the Pavo Real Recreation Center got a real kick of seeing Gonzo the Clown getting clocked by his evil nemesis "Dirty Smoke." But the message they delivered to the students was no joking matter. The El Paso Fire Department's Community Risk Reduction division took the Gonzo the Clown and Sparky the Dog show to the city recreation center on July 27. Read More
Lifeline EMS Silver Award
On July 21 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. Read More
Water Rescue - 6900 Delta
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:53 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 26, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a water rescue at 6900 Delta Dr. when park visitors saw a car crash into the water and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 11:03 p.m., crews found the driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old male, who had self-evacuated the vehicle. Firefighters learned there was a passenger inside the vehicle that was submerged underwater. The driver was transported to a local area hospital and the water rescue team began to search for the vehicle and passenger.
High Angle - 9900 Railroad
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 4:59 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 26, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a special high-angle rescue at 9900 Railroad Dr. when a worker working on the air-conditioning units on the roof fell and his co-worker called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 5:03 p.m., crews found a 24-year-old male had sustained injuries and would need assistance descending from the roof. The special high-angle rescue team was immediately dispatched.
Condition 2 - 11832 Sierra Morena
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:39 a.m. on Thursday Aug. 20, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 11832 Sierra Morena Dr. when neighbors called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 12:45 a.m., crews found smoke and flames coming from a shed attached to the house. Fire had extended from the shed into a portion of the house. Fire crews gained access to the house and extinguished the fire there. The majority of the fire was in the shed.
Condition 2 - 5649 Saplinas
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 7:50 p.m. on Saturday Aug.15, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 5649 Saplinas Rd. when neighbors saw the fire and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 7:55 p.m., crews found a working fire from the right corner of the house. After determining the house was vacant, firefighters began to fight the fire.
ComSAR Ron Coleman
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:55 p.m. on Monday Aug. 10, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Franklin Mountain State Park when six hikers on the Ron Coleman trail could not descend from off the trail and called 911. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hikers. The first unit arrived on the scene at 9:12 p.m. and made contact with the six hikers, four males and two females ages 20-27, at 9:50 p.m.