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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

    Firefighter 2nd Quarter

    On Aug. 30, the Awards Committee descended upon 3801 Fort Blvd. to bestow upon FST Ramiro Vega the Firefighter of the Second Quarter Award. Vega was honored as a result hard work and dedication as a 14-year veteran of the department. The impact of his hard work, dedication and professionalism is exemplary of the EPFD’s Core Values. Read More

    Firefighter 3rd Quarter

    On Aug. 25, the Awards Committee descended upon 314 S. Leon to bestow upon Lt. Gilberto Ramirez the Firefighter of the Third Quarter Award. Ramirez was honored as a result hard work and dedication as a 22-year veteran of the department. The impact of his hard work, dedication and professionalism is exemplary of the EPFD’s Core Values. Read More

    Back to School Event

    On Aug. 20, the El Paso Fire Department, in conjunction with three schools of the Ysleta Independent School District and the El Paso Masonic Family, taught hands-only CPR to the public at the Masonic Lodge Hall parking lot located at 1808 Hunter Dr. Additionally, the Masonic Family, with the help of the EPFD Explorers, gave free basic school supplies to needy families in the Del Norte Elementary, Hacienda Heights Elementary and Bel Air Middle populations. Lt. Divenus Parker organized the community event. Read More

    Class 91 Graduation

    To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 31 firefighters who completed the Training Academy with a Graduation Ceremony Aug. 18 at the Bowie Fine Arts Auditorium. City of El Paso Chief Performance Officer Nancy Bartlett was the Keynote Speaker for the event. Read More

    Canal Rescue Training

    Now that the Rio Grande River is flowing, the Water Rescue Team took advantage to practice maneuvers. Between Aug, 15-17, the team visited all the major head gates along the border fence, beginning in the west side and ending at the Zaragoza head gate. The majority of the in-water exercises happened there. Members of the Horizon Fire Department and the Franklin Mountain State Park Police also trained with EPFD. Read More

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Press Releases

    Condition 2 - 400 Landgren

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 6:24 p.m. on Friday Sept. 23, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 400 block of Landgren Dr. when neighbors saw smoke and flames and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 6:28 p.m., crews found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants reported to be inside the mobile home.

    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, blood pressure and glucose screenings to patients 18 and older, colorectal screening kits to patients 50 and over and pneumonia vaccines to those 65 and older, will start again in October at the following locations and times:

    9-11 Memorial Unveiling

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – In commemoration of those who 15 years ago lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the brave men and women of the El Paso Fire Department, El Paso Police Department and El Paso Sheriff’s Office will pay tribute at a special ceremony at Station 18, 7901 San Jose Rd., on Sunday Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.

    Medal Day 2016

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – For outstanding service, a distinct group of firefighters, an Ysleta del Sur Tribal Police Officer, a UTEP Police Officer and four civilians (including a high school student) will be honored in the annual Medal Day Ceremony on Wednesday Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bowie High School Fine Arts Auditorium, located at 801 S. San Marcial Street.

    Water Rescue Delta

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 4:56 p.m. on Friday Sept. 2, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 1700 block of Delta Dr. when some construction workers discovered a body at a nearby canal and called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 5:03 p.m. and firefighters were able to spot a person stuck in the mud at the canal’s edge. The Water Rescue team was immediately dispatched.

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Praises

    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

    Thanks to Stations 7 and 27

    A big thank you to the guys at Stations 7 and 27 today who transported my grandfather twice... Read More

    Pumper 10 Praise

    This message is to thank the crew of Pumper 10 for the excellent presentation given to our children and adults from our community... Read More

    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

    Praise for Investigators

    It was a pleasure talking to Inspector Nicolas Torres and his team as I walked by when they were inspecting the Kress Building... 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

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