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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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    12th 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, 11 journalists completed the week-long Media Academy June 19-23. This was the 12th academy put on by the El Paso Fire Department. Read More

    Safety Stand Down

    On June 21-23, the El Paso Fire Department along with the International Association of Firefighters joined thousands of fire departments across the United States and Canada for the 2017 Safety Stand Down. During the three-day event, the department suspended all non-emergency activity and focused entirely on firefighter safety. Read More

    Third Quarter Firefighter

    On June 22, the employees of Professional Standards and Fire Chief Mario D'Agostino gathered at the Headquarters fifth floor conference room to witness what the Awards Committee bestow upon Lt. Dennis Huff the Firefighter of the Third Quarter Award. Huff was honored as a result of his excellence, stellar work ethic, positive outlook, and strong sense of integrity. Read More

    EPFD Graduates Paramedics

    To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 15 firefighters and four Border Patrol agents who have completed the EPFD Paramedic course with a graduation ceremony on June 8 at Firefighters Hall, located at 3112 Forney Ln. Read More

    Lt Quinn Certification

    Lt. Thomas Quinn was approved by the Certification Commission during the June 1, 2017 review meeting to receive the Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM) credential. The CEM designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has in its membership more than 9,000 emergency managers. Read More

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Press Releases

    Water Recovery Midway

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – At approximately 9:46 a.m. on Thursday July 27, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the river near Midway Dr. when U.S. Border Patrol agents called 9-1-1 after spotting a body in the water. The first unit arrived on the scene at 9:57 a.m. and was escorted to the river’s edge where the body was located. The Water Rescue team was immediately dispatched.

    Flooding Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – In light of this weekend’s flash floods and numerous water rescues and recoveries, the El Paso Fire Department and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso would like to offer the public these water safety tips:

    River Water Recoveries

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – Beginning at 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday July 25, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Rio Grande River near Yarbrough when U.S. Border Patrol agents spotted a person in the river and called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 2:42 a.m. and the Water Rescue team was immediately dispatched to retrieve the body.

    Arson Arrest

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department announces today that an investigation regarding a vehicle fire from March 12, 2016 at the 7400 block of Remcon Circle has led to the arrest of a 38-year-old male. The male was taken into custody on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Savannah, Ga. and was charged with violation of Texas Penal Code Offense 28.02 – Arson Second Degree Felony.

    Water Rescue Santa Fe

    Fire Department
    At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Monday July 24, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the canal near Santa Fe. St. and Calleros Ct. when U.S. Border Patrol agents called 9-1-1 after witnessing a group of five people get swept by the current. The first unit arrived on the scene at 12:24 p.m. and spotted agents and passersby pulling people out from the canal’s edge. The Water Rescue team was immediately dispatched.

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    Oklahoma City Thanks

    Dear Fire Chief D'Agostino, thank you for allowing Chief Roberto Diaz to be an assessor for our Department's District Chief assessment July 11 and 12... Read More

    Girl Thanks ComSAR

    Thank you for saving my life, and carrying me down nice and easy. You are my heroes... Read More

    Thanks for 27s

    We would like to thank Fire Station #27 (Capt. Boyd and his crew) for helping Franklin High School celebrate "First Responder" Day at our high school... Read More

    Pumper 19 Thanks

    St. Raphael Catholic School thanks Battalion Chief Carlos Franco and Station 19 for the EPFD Pumper 19... Read More


    I might not have a specific reason today to thank you for your service, but I still want to do it because maybe one day I may... Read More

    27s A-Shift Thanked

    I want to thank the firefighters who participated in the Guerrero Elementary Health Fair... Read More

    Smoke Alarm Thanks

    Words cannot express how truly impressed I am by the actions of the El Paso Fire Dept. Special recognition to Lts. Gomez and Franco for their help a few days ago when I was at my wit's end with our smoke alarms... Read More

    DA thanks EPFD

    The Crime Victim’s Memorial was a very moving event for everyone who participated. I would like to especially thank Public Information Officer Carlos Briano and also to Chaplain Ruben Flores Jr. for donating his time to conduct the invocation to honor victims of crime... Read More

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