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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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    Firefighter Tuition Assistance

    On Tuesday March 21, several city employees were recognized at City Council for using the Employee Tuition Assistance Program to obtain higher education degrees. Among the recognized employees were Battalion Chief Sergio Ramirez and Firefighter Bernando De Luna. Read More

    ComSAR tryouts

    On March 14-16, the ComSAR team conducted tryouts to create a new list of potential members. The tryouts consisted of a two-step process. The first was to pass a written examination with a score of 75 or higher. Those who passed the test moved on to take the U.S. Department of Forestry Physical Fitness Assessment. Read More

    Drainage Pond Training

    On March 14, the El Paso Fire Department Water Rescue team conducted was given a guided tour of the new water retention ponds located on both sides of the freeway on Luna Street. These two ponds will help capture water that would have accumulated on the roadways above. Read More

    Honorary Marble Board

    When FF Chris Hayes was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, FF Matthew Sangerhausen began constructing a very special marble board in his honor. Read More

    Port of Entry Training

    On March 8, the crews of Hazmat 1 and Squad 1, Lt. Troy Resiter, FST Curtis Sanchez, FST Benjamin Alarcon, FF Andre Escriche, FF Humberto Marquez and FF Adrian Parada, participated in a exercise to simulate a Hazmat incident at the Ysleta Port of Entry. The simulation entailed an 18-wheeler filled with forklift batteries contaminating three people with battery acid. Read More

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Press Releases

    Hiking Camping Safety

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – As temperatures continue to warm up and more and more community members began to head outdoors, the El Paso Fire Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife would like to remind the public to practice these safety recommendations when planning outdoor hiking/camping activities.

    Water Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – Now that swimming pool season is upon us, the El Paso Fire Department and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso would like to offer the public these water safety 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 11 firefighters who have been recently promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony, today April 13 at 4 p.m. at the FireFighters Hall, located at 3112 Forney Ln.

    EPFD Mechanics Honored

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – El Paso Fire Department mechanics have earned Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals.

    Telecommunicator Week

    Fire Department
    The El Paso Fire Department and the El Paso County 9-1-1 District would like to remind the public that one way they can thank a Public Safety Communicator is by having a good understanding of the 9-1-1 operation and how it works. Adults are also encouraged to teach children how 9-1-1 works. Some general guidelines for 9-1-1 include:

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    27s A-Shift Thanked

    I want to thank the firefighters who participated in the Guerrero Elementary Health Fair... 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

    Station 22 Praise

    On Sunday Feb. 19, I had an acute heart attack which required for the 9-1-1 operator to dispatch EMS and the Fire Department. The professionalism of the 9-1-1 operator and the dispatched personnel probably saved my life... Read More

    Saved my Father

    My parents and I cannot thank you guys enough for saving my father's life two years ago when he had a stroke... Read More

    Two Step Thanks

    I want to thank Chief D'Agostino, Captain Sara Carrillo and Lt. James Schaerfl on behalf of the Emergency Medicine Interest Group of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso. Thank you for your support planning and coordinating the Texas Two Step CPR event! Read More

    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

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