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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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News

    Promotees Honored

    To honor the countless hours of study, preparation, months and years of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 18 firefighters who were promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony on Thursday Jan. 19 at the Firefighters Hall. Interim Fire Chief Mario D'Agostino was the Keynote Speaker. Read More

    EPFD LSS Projects

    As part of the City's Lean Six Sigma (LSS), a program to help increase operational efficiency, on Jan. 19, the El Paso Fire Department presented three Green Belt projects to City Management. The three projects were Personal Protective Equipment Inventory Management, 9-1-1 Communications Recruit Training Time Reduction, and Firefighter On the Job Injury/Work Days Lost Reduction. Read More

    FF 1st Quarter

    On Jan. 17, the Awards Committee descended upon 6800 Delta Dr. to bestow upon FF Iuzuny Garcia the Firefighter of the First Quarter Award. Garcia was honored as a result of the excellence in the performance of hisduties and responsibilities, going above and beyond what is required of him by obtaining several certifications, and for assisting with many other projects while assigned at the Training Academy. Read More

    Red Cross Partnership

    For years, the El Paso Fire Department has sought to reduce fire-related injuries through its free smoke alarm initiative. So has the El Paso/Southern New Mexico chapter of the American Red Cross. So the next logical step was to join forces. Read More

    UTEP Honors Firefighters

    On Saturday Jan. 7, Firefighter of the Year Lt. Gilbert Ramirez and the crew who responded to Dr. Natalicio's incident were honored at halftime of a UTEP Women's Basketball game. Read More

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Press Releases

    Secure Vacant Properties

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that vacant properties, houses or commercial buildings that are empty or unoccupied, should be properly secured. Vacant properties that are secure and well maintained do not pose as much of a threat to public safety as properties that are open to unauthorized access. Securing vacant properties helps prevent fires and criminal activity.

    Smoke Alarms

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas –The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that in less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and begin filling a home with thick, black, poisonous smoke. In just a few minutes, a home can become completely engulfed with flames. With the advance notice of a working smoke alarm, residents can escape with their lives.

    Condition 2 - 1000 S Oregon

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 10, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 1000 block of S. Oregon St. when a passerby saw smoke and fire and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 11:35 p.m., crews found smoke and flames coming from the back of the home. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for residents inside. Since the home was vacant, firefighters continued to fight the fire.

    Hands-Only CPR

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Texans, with four out of five cardiac arrests occurring at home. Often times, friends, family or colleagues are the first by-standers when these medical emergencies occur. By having the majority of the populace trained in hands-only CPR, important medical intervention can occur while first-responders arrive.

    Big Game Safety

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – As the NFL’s “Golden Game” approaches, the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to use caution when cooking their game day meals. Practicing safety in the kitchen will ensure the game is enjoyable for everyone.

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Praises

    Touching Funeral Honors

    It was a beautiful participation from the firefighters at the funeral of my father's funeral! It was totally beautiful and very touching... Read More

    Saved my home

    Your team saved my family and what you could of my mother's and siblings' home tonight. Read More

    L5 helps Cemetery

    Fort Bliss National Cemetery thanks the El Paso Fire Department for replacing the halyard on the main flag pole. On Sunday, Jan. 15, a thunderstorm produced wind that broke the halyard from the main flag pole at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso... Read More

    Amazing Response Time

    My 82-year-old mother had a little blood sugar issue and had to go to the ER... Read More

    Battalion 4 Praise

    St. Raphael Catholic School would like to thank the EPFD for making our Red Ribbon/Fire Safety Celebration a success on 10/20/16... Read More

    Help at Famous Daves

    I wanted to informed you of how grateful my family and I were for the first-rate display of professionalism the Fire Department team demonstrated to us on Sunday, Sept. 4, when my daughter became suddenly ill while we dined at Famous Dave's on Airway... Read More

    Oven Fire Help

    Thank you for having helped us with an oven fire... Read More

    Thanks from Heartbroken Grandma

    Last Friday was a life changing day for me and our family. I lost my two grandbabies and their little cousin... Read More

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