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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
Condition 2 - 8325 WH Burges
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:32 p.m. on Wednesday April 29, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 8325 W.H. Burges Dr. when residents heard their smoke alarm go off and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 2:35 p.m., crews found smoke coming from the attic of the property. After determining the residents had self-evacuated, firefighters began to fight the fire.
El Paso, Texas – The program “Vaccinations for Health” that teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free flu and pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings and colorectal screening kits for seniors will continue through May with the following dates and locations:
Condition 2 - 5649 Saplinas
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Sunday April 26, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 5649 Saplinas Rd. when some neighbors saw a fire and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 11:26 a.m., crews found flames and smoke coming from the front of the house, lapping over the roof. After crews determined the house was empty, they began to attack the fire.
Third Alarm - 1330 Lomaland
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 2:29 p.m. on Sunday April 26, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 4 fire at 1330 Lomaland Dr. when some plumbers working on the property lost control of a fire they were trying to extinguish and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 2:31 p.m., crews found smoke coming from the east wing of the property. After determining that the people staying at the property had self-evacuated, firefighters began to fight the fire. Crews then began to attack the fire defensively, using water cannons to contain the fire to the east unit of the property. Finally, crews used “trench cutting” to separate the section of the building that was on fire from the two other unaffected wings of the property.
Special Rescue - Shasta Dr
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:06 p.m. on Thursday April 23, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Shasta Dr. and Everest Dr. when an area resident heard a vehicle crash and called 911. The first unit arrived on the scene at 8:09 p.m. and firefighters were able to spot a vehicle in a ravine about 50 feet down. The Special Rescue team was immediately dispatched and the firefighters on the scene made their way down to the vehicle.