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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

    Carrillo honored at Council

    For her 25 years of service to the City of El Paso, Public Safety Communicator Maria "Olga" Carrillo was honored at the July 26 City Council meeting. Carrillo began her career at Police Headquarters as a Call Taker (911 Operator) with the El Paso Police Department on June 10, 1991. Read More

    Flag Football Tournament

    On July 22, various flag football teams representing the six battalions of the El Paso Fire Department competed in the inaugural Battle of the Battalions tournament held at Marion Manor Park. Battalion 4 won the championship defeating Battalion 5 by a score of 42-8. The traveling trophy will be at Station 24. Read More

    Youth Camp 2016

    From July 12-14, the Training Academy played host to the annual EPFD Youth Academy. Fourteen teenagers ages 13-17 took part in the highly interactive, hands-on camp that exposed the kids to the El Paso Fire Department. Read More

    Dont Drown Campaign

    On July 11, as part of a press conference with El Paso Water Utilities, the El Paso Office of Resilency and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, the El Paso Fire Department helped remind the public to stay away from flooded streets, canals and arroyos. The main message was "Turn around, don't drown." Read More

    Assistance League Bears

    On July 11, the Assistance League of El Paso swung by Station 7 to deliver an additional batch of "PASO" teddy bears. The "Put On A Smile Bears" are given to first responders to assist ease the trauma of people in emergency situations. Typically, the bears are given to children, but some firefighters have used them with the elderly as well. Read More

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Press Releases

    Condition 4 - 9300 Billy Kid St

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:59 p.m. on Friday Aug. 26, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 9300 block of Billy the Kid St. when passersby saw heavy smoke and flames and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 11:03 p.m., crews found heavy flames and smoke coming from a rail car inside a business. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for the employees of the business, but there was no one inside.

    ComSAR - McKelligon Canyon

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:58 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 27, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to McKelligon Canyon when a hiker called 9-1-1 to report his fellow hiker had fallen and sustained serious injuries. The first unit arrived on the scene at 2:03 p.m. and visually spotted the two hikers. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach them.

    Condition 2 - 100 Camille

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:37 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 25, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 100 block of Camille Dr. when a resident saw smoke and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 10:40 p.m., crews found heavy flames coming from the bottom floor of one of the buildings in an apartment complex. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants in the complex. Firefighters evacuated all tenants in that one building and continued to fight the fire.

    Condition 2 - 400 Yandell

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 11:57 a.m. on Thursday Aug. 25, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 400 block of W. Yandell Dr. when neighbors saw flames from a unit of an apartment complex and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 12:01 p.m., crews found smoke coming from window of the complex. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants in the complex. Firefighters evacuated all tenants and continued to fight the fire.

    Playground Fire Arrest

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department, with the assistance of Crime Stoppers of El Paso, announces today that the investigation regarding a playground fire at the 7900 block of Santa Monica Ct. has led to the arrest of a 12-year-old male juvenile. The juvenile was taken into custody on Aug. 23 and was charged with violation of Texas Penal Code Offense 28.03 – Criminal Mischief 1st Degree Felony.

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Praises

    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

    Station 2 Thanks

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

    Praise for Investigators

    It was a pleasure talking to Inspector Nicolas Torres and his team as I walked by when they were inspecting the Kress Building... 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

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