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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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    Girl Scout Visit

    On May 23, the Fire Department Safety and Health Outreach Center hosted Girl Scouts from Troop #227 from the Painted Desert Service unit in West El Paso. The troop was provided a tour of the SHOC, and learned about home fire hazards including potential risks in their own homes. They were provided fire safety training using a collection of training videos and props to illustrate the importance of smoke detectors, closing doors and how having a fire escape plan can save lives. Read More

    Fill the Boot

    On Thursday May 18, the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) officially kicked-off in efforts to find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. All media were invited to attend and receive information, updates and locations where “Fill the Boot” was taking place throughout the city. Read More

    Class 93 Graduation

    To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 22 firefighters who completed the Training Academy with a Graduation Ceremony May 18 at the Firefighter Hall. Training Chief Kevin Mende was the Keynote Speaker for the event. Read More

    Water Safety Talks

    With the release of water into the canals and the monsoon season that follows, children often play in areas that are extremely dangerous. Additionally, kids begin to hit the swimming pools as temperatures begin to rise. So this year, the Fire Department's Water Rescue team spoke to nearly 5,000 students on Drowning Prevention Week, May 15-19. Read More

    Water Safety Presser

    As part of Water Safety Week, and to kick off the pool season, the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso held a press conference on May 11 at the O'Rourke Recreation Center Pool. Read More

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Press Releases

    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.

    Biking Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – With summer in full swing, more and more El Pasoans are riding their bicycles to work or simply for exercise or recreation. The El Paso Fire Department would like to recommend these five top tips to ensure everyone remains safe.

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    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

    Praise for 12s

    I am writing a few words of appreciation to a crew who responded to my home on Saturday, March 11, 2017 around 10 p.m. Both my mother and I were bit by a dog and the crew response was amazing... Read More

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