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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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News

    ComSAR DPS Training

    On June 28, the Combined Search and Rescue team trained with Texas Department of Public Safety personnel and their helicopter. For about an hour, the ComSAR team and DPS ran evolutions at the Training Academy using long line to carry some of the heavier equipment from one location to another. This allowed the DPS pilot to get a feel for how heavy the ComSAR equipment is. ComSAR personnel were able to practice communicating with the helicopter to assist with directions and landing. Read More

    Master Mechanic

    On June 24, Fleet Service Technician Guillermo Grecco became a certified ASE Master Technician for Heavy/ Medium Duty Truck Service. To earn the certification, Grecco had to take and pass the following tests: T2 Diesel Engine, T3 Drive-train, T4 Brakes, T5 Suspension and Steering, T6 Electrical Systems, and T7 Heating, Ventilation and A/C. When these tests are combined, a technician becomes a Master Technician. Read More

    Promotion Ceremony

    To honor the countless hours of study, preparation, months and years of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 16 firefighters who were promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony on June 23 at the Firefighters Hall. Dr. Richard Lange, President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso and Dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine was the Keynote Speaker. Read More

    Media Academy

    After successfully completing the maze obstacle course in full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), repelling off the 5-story tower and fighting a stove fire in the burn building, 13 journalists completed the week-long Media Academy June 20-24. This was the 11th academy put on by the El Paso Fire Department. Read More

    First Responders Night

    In conjunction with the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Sheriff's Office, the El Paso Fire Department took part in a special night to honor all First Responders Night at the Chihuahuas baseball game Thursday June 9 at Southwest Park. Read More

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Press Releases

    Condition 2 - 11400 Chito Samaniego

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:03 p.m. on Thursday July 28, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the 11400 block of Chito Samaniego Dr. when employees of a hotel smelled smoke and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 12:07 p.m., crews found heavy smoke coming from the first floor of the east side of the building. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and evacuate occupants from all three floors of the hotel.

    Park Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – Over the last two months, the El Paso Fire Department has investigated six fires within City Parks that involved playground equipment. Two of these fires were accidental, two were intentionally set and two of the most recent are still under investigation. The damage to playground equipment may render a playground unusable for some time while the City attempts to replace or repair the equipment.

    Condition 3 - 4600 Tropicana

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:55 a.m. on Wednesday July 20, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the 4600 block of Tropicana Ave. when neighbor saw a vacant house on fire and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 4:03 a.m., crews found the roof of the house fully-involved with heavy fire. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants in the house. Firefighters also assisted residents of the neighboring houses in evacuating their homes. The fire was upgraded to a Condition 3 at 4:13 a.m.

    Condition 2 - 5300 Annette

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:57 a.m. on Sunday July 17, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 5300 block of Annette Ave. when a neighbor saw a house on fire and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 4:02 a.m., crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of a house and the side of another house. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants in both houses.

    ComSAR - Ron Coleman Trail

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:09 p.m. on Saturday July 11, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to Mammoth Rock at the Ron Coleman trail when a hiker sustained an injury and fellow hikers called 9-1-1. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hiker. Firefighters made contact with the 16-year old male at 2:26 p.m. and began to treat his non-life threatening injuries.

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Praises

    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

    Station 2 Thanks

    Thank you so much for sending Firefighters and water rescue team members Guzman and Hernandez from Station 2... Read More

    Station 15 Visit

    I wanted to extend our appreciation and many thank you's for setting up our visit to Station 15... Read More

    On Firefighters Day

    Today is International Firefighter's Day. There could never be enough time in a day to show the appreciation and love that I have for EPFD... Read More

    Praise for 12s

    We would like to take a moment and thank the crews of Pumper 12 and Rescue 12... Read More

    27s saves a life

    The responders from El Paso Fire Department Station #27 saved my life... Read More

    Pumper 19 Helps

    Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 29, my vehicle broke down near Hunter and the Gateway. I had noticed a Pumper unit along my route and before I could exit my vehicle, the gentlemen from Pumper 19... Read More

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