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    Firefighters in PSA

    Two firefighters made their acting debut on May 21. As part of Mayor Oscar Leeser's "Don't Gamble with Your Life" press conference, a public service announcement featuring FF Steve Castillo and FF/Paramedic Manuel Cano. The PSA encourages people to not drink and drive and instead to call 212-7777 to get a free ride home. "Being in the PSA was interesting, scary and exciting all at the same time," Cano said. "Overall, we had fun doing it. Plus I think it's a great way to send a message and bring awareness to the public about a common problem." Read More

    Class 88 Graduation

    To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 10 firefighters who completed the Pre-Certified Academy with a Graduation Ceremony May 21 at Firefighters Hall. Assistant Chief Samuel Rodriguez and Training Chief Jorge Cortez were the Keynote Speakers for the event. The firefighters received their badge, pinned by a designated family member. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the honorees recited the Firefighter’s Oath, administered by Deputy Municipal Clerk, John Glendon. Read More

    Desert View Middle Visit

    On Wednesday May 20, as part of "Job Shadow" Day, about 40 students from Desert View Middle School got to visit Station 5 and learn what it's like to be a firefighter. The entire school visited various places of employment that day so students could get a hands-on view of various professions. "The feed back I received from teachers and students was positive," Counselor Adriana Ramirez said. "About 98% of the students had never visited a fire station and were pretty impressed. A couple of students expressed that they wanted more time at the station." Read More

    CPR May Day

    As part of the annual May Day awareness campaign, the El Paso Fire Department helped teach the community hands-only CPR on Saturday May 16. In past years, the American Red Cross event was held at malls or at fire stations. But this year, the event was held at four different swim locations: the YWCA at 1600 Brown St., the YWCA at 313 Bartlett Dr., the YMCA at 5509 Will Ruth Ave. and the Pavo Real Recreation Center at 9301 Alameda Ave. Residents who completed the class received pizza and a FREE swim pass to any YMCA, YMCA or El Paso Parks and Recreation swimming pool, good for any day through Aug. 31, 2015. Additionally, 25 people at each location won a free Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld day pass. Read More

    Fill the Boot Record

    Despite having to cut down the drive from 10 days to 7, the El Paso Fire Department and Local 51 still broke a record for their annual Fill the Boot Campaign raising $105,178 for the Musculary Dystrophy Association of El Paso. "We did start it a couple weeks earlier this year, ahead of the heat and the horrendous winds," Captian James Younger said. "With even the shorter duration of the drive, crews were still able to make this a record-setting drive once again for the El Paso Fire Department. The previous record was around $93K." Read More

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Press Releases

    Water Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The summer is officially upon us and the El Paso Fire Department would like to offer the public these safety tips when utilizing a swimming pool:

    Vaccinations June July

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The program “Vaccinations for Health” that teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings and colorectal screening kits for seniors will continue through June and July with the following dates and locations:

    AC Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – As El Pasoans turn to air conditioning to stay cool, the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to be safe when working with air conditioning units. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, contact with electrical current from air conditioners accounts for a significant number of electrocutions and electrical injuries each year. The U.S. Fire Administration adds that while some electrical fires are caused by electrical system failures and appliance defects, many are caused by misuse and poor maintenance of electrical appliances, incorrectly installed wiring, overloaded circuits and/or improper extension cord use.

    Summer Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The summer is officially upon us and the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to stay safe in the heat with the following tips:

    Media Academy Burn

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    El Paso, Texas – After successfully completing a maze obstacle course in full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and repelling off a 5-story tower, 14 journalists will conclude the week-long Fire Department Media Academy today with a controlled live fire in the Training Academy’s burn building. The journalists will once again dawn the full PPE to attack the simulated house fire.

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