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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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On Nov. 22, the El Paso Fire Department was recognized by the Texas EMS as the recipient of the Public Information/Injury Prevention award for the Vaccinations for Health initiative. Read More
Rope Rescue Training
From Nov. 7 through Nov. 18, members of the El Paso Fire Department participated in a rope rescue training. The 80-hour training covered all aspects and requirement set by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) concerning individual and team rope-rescue skills as well as equipment specifications. Read More
Hit Gasline Simulation
On Nov. 17, EPFD teamed up with the Horizon Fire Department, West Texas Damage Prevention Council, Texas811 and Kinder Morgan for a live demonstration to highlight what happens when a third party hits a natural gas line. Texas Gas Service crews used a backhoe to hit a polyethylene natural gas line, pressurized with air for safety purposes. Read More
Pena Announces Retirement
On Nov. 17, Fire Chief Samuel Peña announced his retirement from the EPFD after 22 years of service, three and a half of those as Fire Chief. His last day will be Dec. 10. Read More
Hearts of Courage
On Monday Nov. 14, the El Paso Fire Department honored pediatric patients at Providence Children's Hospital as honorary firefighters. The annual event for children battling cancer and other chronic diseases honors the memory of 6-year-old Jose Eduardo Licon whose wish was to grow up to be a firefighter. He lost his fight in 1998, but his memory lives on through this annual event. Read More
Condition 3 - 10600 Cuatro Vistas
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:49 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 7, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 3 fire at the 10600 block of Cuatro Vistas Dr. when neighbors saw an apartment unit on fire and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 3:53 p.m., crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the top floor of an apartment unit. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for residents inside.
El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department announces today that the investigation regarding an apartment fire at the 100 block of Camille Dr. has led to the arrest of a Desiree Hoyos Espinoza, 40, of El Paso, TX. Hoyos Espinoza was taken into custody on Friday, Dec. 2 and was charged with violation of Texas Penal Code Offense 28.02 – Arson State Jail Felony.
Decor Safety Tips
El Paso, Texas – While decorative lights and holiday decorations add to the splendor of the season, the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that they can increase the risks of fire and electrical injuries if not used safely. On average, 260 home fires begin with Christmas trees each year, resulting in 12 deaths, 24 injuries and $16.4 million in property damage. The El Paso Fire Department recommends these guidelines to help prevent fire hazards during the holiday season.
Condition 2 - 100 Founders
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:49 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 3, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 100 block of Founders Bvld. when employees of the business called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 1:57 p.m., crews found smoke coming from the back of the building. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for employees inside the business.
Condition 1 - 3100 Dyer
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 1, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the 3100 block of Dyer St. when neighbors saw flames and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 2:33 p.m., crews found a two-story house fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants inside the structure.
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
Thanks to Stations 7 and 27
A big thank you to the guys at Stations 7 and 27 today who transported my grandfather twice... Read More