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EPFD in Shattered Dreams
On Feb. 24, the El Paso Community College hosted the TXDOT organized mock drunk-driving crash now famously known as Shattered Dreams. Various local agencies, including the El Paso Fire Department, participated in the event that simulated one dead person, two injuries and one drunk driver arrested for vehicular manslaughter. Read More
EPFD part of live museum
Saturday Feb. 14 marked a historic day for the El Paso Museum of History as it became the first museum in North America to unveil an interactive digital wall. The first digital wall was developed in Copenhagen, Denmark. So on Friday Feb. 13, dignitaries from the European city visited the museum, which includes a display from the El Paso Fire Department named "Up In Smoke." All the displays became "alive" with actual people who talked about the significance of the pieces and other historical context. Deputy Chief Christopher Celaya and Battalion Chief Ricci Carson were the historians and personnel from Battalion 1 served as the "live" exhibit. Read More
Captain earns international certification
On Feb. 13, Logistics Captain Ricardo Gonzalez earned recognition from the International Association of Emergency Managers by being designated Certified Emergency Manager (CEM). Captain Gonzalez began the certification process three years ago when he was part of the El Paso City/County Office of Emergency Management. The CEM designation is nationally and internationally recognized professional certification for emergency managers. Gonzalez's distinction certifies that the El Paso Fire Department has a certified individual on duty who meets the professional standards of becoming a CEM. Read More
Firefighters host fifth graders
On Wednesday Feb. 4, dozens of fifth graders from Burleson Elementary walked across the County Courthouse to Central Fire Station. The children were visiting the courthouse, the fire station and other locations as part of the Positive Role Models program to meet positive role models in the community. "The Positive Role model Program was started by the El Paso Women’s Bar Association," said Tracy C. Almanzan, Assistant County Attorney." Read More
Paws for Presents
On three Saturdays (Nov. 22, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13), Chico of the El Paso Chihuahuas made an appearance at Station 22, Station 20 and Station 6 to collect toys to benefit the Child Crisis Center of El Paso. In exchange for a new toy, children could meet local firefighters and take photos with the famous canine mascot. Read More
Condition 2 - 2316 Wyoming
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:05 a.m. on Friday Feb. 27, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire on 2316 Wyoming Ave. when neighbors saw smoke and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 8:09 a.m., crews found smoke coming from the back of the house. After a preliminary search, the house was determined to be empty and crews began to attack the fire.
Press Release - 1756 Dean Jones
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:10 p.m. on Monday Feb. 23, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire on 1756 Dean Jones Dr. when neighbors saw smoke and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 3:13 p.m., crews found heavy smoke coming from the backyard balcony. After a preliminary search, the house was determined to be empty and crews began to attack the fire.
Press Release - 134 N Clark
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 2:44 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 22, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire on 134 N. Clark Dr. when residents saw smoke and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 2:47 p.m., crews found heavy smoke coming from one of the apartments at a complex. Although that particular apartment was empty, crews began to evacuate about 20 other units while they attacked the fire.
Condition 2 9823 Acer
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:48 p.m. on Monday Feb. 16, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire on 9823 Acer Ave. when neighbors saw smoke and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 1:48 p.m., crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the car port at the right side of the house. After a primary search, crews determined there were no occupants in the house and proceeded to attack the fire.
Vaccinations February Locations
The program “Vaccinations for Health” that teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free flu and pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings and colorectal screening kits for seniors will continue through February with the following dates and locations from 8-11 a.m.: Feb. 21: Station 2, 111 E. Borderland Rd. Feb. 28: Mary Webb Park, 3401 East Missouri