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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

    Fan Drive

    On May 26, the Extreme Weather Taskforce held a press conference at Station 5 to announce the kick-off of the annual fan drive. As usual, all fire stations will be collecting new fans as part of the drive. Residents who want a fan, should call 2-1-1 to request one. Read More

    CPR May Day

    As part of the annual May Day awareness campaign, the El Paso Fire Department helped teach the community hands-only CPR on Saturday May 21. In past years, the Drowning Prevention Coalition and Price's Creameries event was held at malls, at fire stations or at various local swimming pools. But this year, the event was held at the Fire Department's Training Academy. Read More

    Water Rescue 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. That is why the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso takes their "Respect the Water" message out to thousands of schools at various public and private schools throughout the El Paso region. This year, the Fire Department's Water Rescue team spoke to nearly 5,000 students on Drowning Prevention Week, May 16-20. Read More

    Fill the Boot Results

    The El Paso Fire Department, the El Paso Firefighters Association Local 51 has raised $91,027.46 through the annual Fill the Boot Campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of El Paso. The national fundraising campaign helps MDA in its efforts to find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. From April 23 through May 8, EPFD firefighters hit the streets and corners of El Paso to encourage the residents to generously fill their boots. Read More

    Mass Evacuation Scenario

    On May 3, the U.S. National Disaster Medical System, based out of Ft. Bliss, conducted a full-scale exercise at Biggs Army Field. The El Paso Fire Department, Border RAC, the Emergency Medical Task Force and Elite Ambulance participated in the scenario which simulated an F-4 tornado touching down in Wichita Falls, Texas, resulting in a mass evacuation of 50 patients to El Paso. Read More

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Press Releases

    EPFD Firework Reminder

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that the use of fireworks inside the City of El Paso is illegal and extremely dangerous. Residents caught using fireworks inside city limits can be issued a citation; fines go as high as $2,000. More importantly, many emergencies are caused by fireworks. Children are often burned on the hands and face, usually by playing with sparklers. Sparklers can reach temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees.

    Summer Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The summer is officially upon us and the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to stay safe in the heat with the following tips:

    Promotion Ceremony

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – To honor countless hours of study, preparation, months and years of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department will be honoring 15 firefighters who have been recently promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony, Thursday June 23 at 4 p.m. at the FireFighters Hall, located at 3112 Forney Ln.

    Condition 2 - 7500 Wilcox

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 4:58 a.m. on Sunday June 12, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 7500 block of Wilcox when a neighbor saw a house on fire and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 5:04 a.m., crews found smoke and fire coming from the back corner of a single family residence. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants. The occupants had self-evacuated and were awaken by the smoke alarm and smell of smoke.

    ComSAR Ron Coleman

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 2:28 p.m. on Saturday June 11, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to Mammoth Rock at the Ron Coleman trail when a hiker called 9-1-1. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hiker who required assistance getting down.

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Praises

    Rescue 7 Praised

    My name is Gracie O. and as an epileptic, I have had my fair share of encounters with first responders. Each seizure brings more traumatic experiences than the last, leaving me to rely on the compassionate care of the paramedics and EMTs. After two years of being seizure free, on May 24, my condition hit again... Read More

    Station 2 Thanks

    Thank you so much for sending Firefighters and water rescue team members Guzman and Hernandez from Station 2... Read More

    Station 15 Visit

    I wanted to extend our appreciation and many thank you's for setting up our visit to Station 15... Read More

    On Firefighters Day

    Today is International Firefighter's Day. There could never be enough time in a day to show the appreciation and love that I have for EPFD... Read More

    Praise for 12s

    We would like to take a moment and thank the crews of Pumper 12 and Rescue 12... Read More

    27s saves a life

    The responders from El Paso Fire Department Station #27 saved my life... Read More

    Pumper 19 Helps

    Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 29, my vehicle broke down near Hunter and the Gateway. I had noticed a Pumper unit along my route and before I could exit my vehicle, the gentlemen from Pumper 19... Read More

    Cat Rescue by 20s

    I would just like to say thank you to the guys at 20s (Edgemere) for doing something really simple for a friend. I am a former Dallas Firefighter and know we did animal rescue all the time (cats in trees) and just about anything else the public needed... Read More

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