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Strategic Planning Survey

The El Paso Fire Department is asking for input from the community on the strategic goals for the department.  Please take the time to complete the survey from the link below. The process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. During the survey you will be asked if you are willing to participate in a planning meeting. The department will compile a list of interested citizens and randomly select some to participate in the meeting. The meetings will take place the first week of November. Once again, thank you for your input. Click here to take the survey.

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    Deputy runs in NY

    The El Paso Fire Department was represented at this year's Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run in New York City on Sept. 27. Deputy Chief Ricci Carson and his wife Virginia, took part in the 5K that started out to assist widows and children of the 343 New York Fire Department members who were murdered during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Carson said the main reason he participated in the run was the firefighter/brotherhood connection. Read More

    Preparedness Expo

    On Sept. 26, Line Operations, Community Risk Reduction and the Office of Emergency Management participated in the “Be Informed! Be Prepared! Community Preparedness Expo” at the El Paso Convention Center. This inaugural event was hosted by the City of El Paso Department of Public Health and co-sponsored by Border RAC, DSHS and the American Red Cross. Read More

    1000 Vaccinated

    With a clinic at Station 24 on Sept. 26, the Vaccinations for Health program hit the 1,000 patient mark. Vaccinations for Health teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free influenza and pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings and colorectal screening kits. The service is free to residents 50 and over who do not have medical insurance or are on Medicaid. Read More

    Shanks Retirement

    After 22 years in the Fire Department, Assistant Chief Calvin Shanks has called it a career. And reflecting back on his time on EPFD, Shanks can't help but call it a "blessing he did not anticipate." Read More

    EPFD Intern Program

    In a partnership with the Socorro Independent School District, the El Paso Fire Department will soon launch an internship program for Fire Technology high school students. Teenagers who are matriculated in a fire technology program at the high school level will be able to shadow and work with Public Education and Community Risk Reduction staff in various presentations throughout the community, especially when involving campuses at their feeder pattern school. Read More

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Press Releases

    Planning Survey

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department is currently seeking volunteers to participate in a Strategic Planning Survey available all of October on the website

    100 Free Extinguishers

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – As part of Fire Prevention Week, the El Paso Fire Department has partnered with Western States Fire Protection Systems and Henderson Fire Systems to give out FREE fire extinguishers to the first 100 residents who visit the new EPFD “Community Fire House” on Saturday Oct. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. The new Community Center is located at 5415 Trowbridge.

    Cold Weather Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – As temperatures continue to drop, the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to use caution when using their home heaters and fireplaces. These items should be checked and inspected for the dangerous release of carbon monoxide gas. Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning may resemble flu symptoms, including dizziness, fatigue and nauseas, but without fever. People may be unaware that the dangerous gas is overcoming them, as it is odorless, tasteless and colorless.

    Vaccinations October

    Fire Department
    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 influenza and pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings and colorectal screening kits for seniors will start again in October at the following dates and locations. The influenza vaccine for the new flu season will be available.

    ComSAR - Hitt Park

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 4:09 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 26, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to Chuck Heinrich Park when two mountain bicyclists felt ill and called. The first unit arrived on the scene at 4:11 p.m. and immediately requested the Combined Search and Rescue team, who was able to reach the two cyclists at 5:43 p.m. Firefighters gave medical treatment to one 25-year-old male at the scene and then transported the two cyclist down from the trail in an off-road ComSAR vehicle.

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