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    Arreola Family Shift

    On March 24, Station 7 had a unique day, as father, son and uncle had the opportunity to work an A-shift together. Captain Gerardo Arreola, FST Joash Arreola and FST Xavier Arreola worked together on Quint 7. Lt. Victor Arreola also came over to have dinner with the crews and had the chance to respond to a call. Read More

    New Chaplain Flores

    Even though his last official day was March 22, Lt. Ruben Flores will not let retirement stop him from interacting with the El Paso Fire Department. Flores will continue to serve as Chaplain, assisting firefighters in spiritual matters, officiating at funerals and leading invocations and benedictions at EPFD events. Read More

    3-Day HazMat Training

    From March 16-18, each Hazmat Squad participated in a simulated chemical leak incident at the Freeport-McMoran plant. The simulation for each day started at Fire Station 5, where a single company response drove to Freeport to make contact with the Safety Team. Once the first company identified the incident as a HazMat, the rest of the units were sent to the facility and it was up to the HM Task Force to mitigate the incident. Read More

    Operation Santa Claus

    On March 4, Lt. James Schaerfl represented the EPFD in Operation Santa Claus' Appreciation Luncheon. Stations across the city collected thousands of used toys for needy children of El Paso. Operation Santa Claus repairs and cleans the toys, which are then distributed by Boys and Girls Club. Read More

    Blanket donation to Station 37

    On Feb. 27, as part of Black History Month, El Dorado High School presented Station 37 firefighters and the Extreme Weather Task Force over 100 blankets to close out the blanket drive. Members of the Task Force and Station 37 were at El Dorado to receive the donation. Read More

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Press Releases

    Condition 2 - 333 Santa Rosa

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 2:59 p.m. on Sunday April 19, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 333 Santa Rosa St. when some neighbors heard a pop, went outside, saw a fire and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 3:07 p.m., crews found fire and smoke coming from the rear and right of the home. Because the residents of the home had self-evacuated, firefighters began to attack the fire.

    Condition 2 - 3024 Rivera

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday April 18, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 3024 Rivera Ave. when some neighbors saw a fire, called 911 and woke up the residents of the home. Upon arriving on the scene at 9:33 a.m., crews found light smoke coming from a 12 x 30 shed in the backyard. The residents were attempting to put out the fire with a garden hose.

    Telecommunicator Week

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed April 12-18, 2015 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to recognize the men and women serving as 9-1-1 operators, dispatchers and other communication specialists who help save lives as “unseen first responders.” These professionals provide critical assistance and invaluable calm in times of great need.

    ComSAR Tom Mays

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday April 14, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Franklin Mountain State Park when a pair of bikers on the Tom Mays called 911. The duo said they were feeling weak and only had about 7% power left on their one mobile phone. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the duo.

    Condition 2 - 923 Hawkins

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:57 p.m. on Thursday April 9, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 923 Hawkins Blvd. when some business patrons saw a fire and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 9:05 p.m., crews found a working fire coming from two storage units at a self-storage facility. Crews proceeded to fight the fire.

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