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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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    Irvin-EPFD PSA

    When Fire Chief Samuel Peña approached Public Information Officer Carlos Briano about creating a PSA about what people should do when an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens approaches, Briano knew exactly what to do. He texted his former colleague (and previous student of his) Mariel Torres-Tobias, who is the broadcasting teacher at Irvin High School. Read More

    9-11 Memorial Sculpture

    In commemoration of those who 15 years ago lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the brave men and women of the El Paso Fire Department, El Paso Police Department and El Paso Sheriff’s Office paid tribute at a special ceremony at Station 18 on Sept. 11. Additionally, the new 9/11 Memorial “Rising Stronger,” sculpted by Artist Julio Sanchez De Alba was unveiled. Retired Deputy Chief Austin L. Horan from the Fire Department of New York was the Keynote Speaker. Chief Horan shared his first-hand account of those first few moments and the first days that followed. Read More

    Gonzo Sparky at KCOS

    For the first time, the City of El Paso and KCOS Public Television partnered to record the EPFD Gonzo and Sparky Show on Sept. 12. The show is designed to educate children about what they should do in case a fire should occur while they are at home. It covers five key points: Read More

    Basketball Champions

    The long grueling Law Enforcement Basketball League came to an end. The El Paso Fire team finished the regular season in first place with a near-perfect record of 11-1. To honor the tragic events of 9/11, the league held the playoffs at Riverside High School that weekend. EPFD beat EPPD with a score of 66-40. Lt. Mario Herrera led the scoring in the game with 25 points. Read More

    Medal Day 2016

    For outstanding service, a distinct group of firefighters, an Ysleta del Sur Tribal Police Officer, a UTEP Police Officer and four civilians (including a high school student) were honored in the annual Medal Day Ceremony on Sept. 7 at the Bowie High School Fine Arts Auditorium, located at 801 S. San Marcial Street. Additionally, the Firefighter of the Year was named. The recognitions also included four Firefighter of the Quarter Awards, one Purple Heart Award, four Civilian Citations and over 50 Lifesaving Awards. Read More

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Press Releases

    ComSAR at McKelligon Canyon

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 7:21 p.m. on Monday Oct. 17, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to McKelligon Canyon when two hikers lost sight of the trail and called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 7:32 p.m. and spotted a distress signal light at the top of the ridge line, a few miles off trail. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to help the hikers return to the trail.

    ComSAR at Bowen Ranch

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 15, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Bowen Ranch Bike Trail when a bicyclist fell of his bicycle and sustained an injury; his fellow bicyclist called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene and made contact with the patient at 10:18 a.m. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to help the 56-year-old male return to the trail entrance.

    Kip Hall Combat Challenge

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – On Saturday Oct. 15 beginning at 9 a.m., the El Paso Fire Department Training Academy will be hosting the local Firefighter Combat Challenge, a tough, head-to-head competition designed to simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting. Wearing full gear and breathing apparatus, area firefighters perform a series of five tasks: climbing a five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175-lb. dummy in a race against themselves, their opponents and the clock.

    Fire Prevention Week Activities

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – To commemorate Fire Prevention Week, the El Paso Fire Department will be presenting the Gonzo the Clown and Sparky the Dog show over 25 times at various public and private schools throughout the city.

    ComSAR Ron Coleman

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:12 a.m. on Sunday Oct. 9, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Ron Coleman Trail when a hiker got separated from her group, lost sight of the trail and called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 10:18 a.m. and began to visually find her with the assistance of dispatch operators. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach them.

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    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

    Pumper 10 Praise

    This message is to thank the crew of Pumper 10 for the excellent presentation given to our children and adults from our community... Read More

    Rescue 7 Praised

    My name is Gracie O. and as an epileptic, I have had my fair share of encounters with first responders. Each seizure brings more traumatic experiences than the last, leaving me to rely on the compassionate care of the paramedics and EMTs. After two years of being seizure free, on May 24, my condition hit again... Read More

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