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Welcome to the El Paso Fire Department Website. We continue striving to provide a helpful resource to the members of this community. Feel free to browse around and offer us any suggestions. Enjoy your visit.

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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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    Red Helmet Ceremonies

    On Saturday Dec. 17 and Tuesday Dec. 20, 14 firefighters from B and C Shifts ceremoniously received their red helmets after completing their probationary year. Read More

    Parent Safety Classes

    On Thursday Dec. 15, Community Risk Reduction partnered with the United Way's Parents as Teachers Program to teach about 50 adults parents, and their children, important fire safety. The class was conducted at the EPFD Safety, Health Outreach Center (SHOC), located at 5415 Trowbridge Dr., and covered general fire safety, especially in the home. Read More

    EPFD Employees Help

    The Martinez family is used to helping out others. Through their charity Estrella Donations, they help needy families in El Paso and Juarez who struggle to purchase food, clothing or other basic needs. Little did they know that during the holidays, they would need help themselves. A few days before Thanksgiving, the Martinez lost their home and most of their possessions in a house fire. Bertha Martinez, a mother of four, even pointed out the irony to Captain Hector Santiago. Read More

    Interim Fire Chief

    On Dec. 5, City Manager Tommy Gonzalez announced that he had named Mario D’Agostino as Interim Fire Chief of the El Paso Fire Department. The City Manager, along with members of the leadership team, interviewed several highly qualified candidates from within the fire department. Read More

    Class 92 Graduation

    To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 13 firefighters who completed the Training Academy with a Graduation Ceremony Dec. 1 at the Firefighter Hall. EPCC Lead Instructor David Conklin was the Keynote Speaker for the event. Read More

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Press Releases

    ComSAR - McKelligon Canyon

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:17 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 22, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to McKelligon Canyon when a climber fell off the side of the mountain and sustained serious injuries. His fellow climber called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 3:27 p.m. and made contact with the fellow hiker. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to help the injured patient and two minor children who were up the mountain with the patient.

    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 17 firefighters who have been recently promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony, today January 19 at 4 p.m. at the FireFighters Hall, located at 3112 Forney Ln.

    Pneumonia Vaccine Benefits

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas –The El Paso Fire Department would like to encourage citizens over 65, the people who are at a higher risk of getting ill, to take the pneumonia vaccine to help boost their immune system. Pneumococcal disease is an illness that can be serious, and can lead to death. Symptoms like fatigue, chest pain and difficulty breathing can appear without warning, and can be severe.

    MPI - 6300 Tiger Eye

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:18 a.m. on Friday Jan. 13, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 6300 block of Tiger Eye Dr. when employees of an elementary school called 9-1-1 about pepper spray being released in a portable classroom. The first unit arrived on the scene at 10:22 a.m. and saw multiple students expressing medical complaints.

    Pull to the Right

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas –The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that when an emergency vehicle pulls up behind you with lights and sirens on, it is important to follow these crucial tips:

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    Saved my home

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

    Praise for Station 26

    I just wanted to let you know that your firemen were extremely wonderful this past weekend... Read More

    Praise for Station 18

    This morning at 3:30 a.m. an irrigation canal in District 7 overflowed and severely flooded several homes. The Fire Department (Station 18 and Battalion 4) responded within minutes of the first call... Read More

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