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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

    Girl Scout Visit

    On May 23, the Fire Department Safety and Health Outreach Center hosted Girl Scouts from Troop #227 from the Painted Desert Service unit in West El Paso. The troop was provided a tour of the SHOC, and learned about home fire hazards including potential risks in their own homes. They were provided fire safety training using a collection of training videos and props to illustrate the importance of smoke detectors, closing doors and how having a fire escape plan can save lives. Read More

    Fill the Boot

    On Thursday May 18, the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) officially kicked-off in efforts to find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. All media were invited to attend and receive information, updates and locations where “Fill the Boot” was taking place throughout the city. Read More

    Class 93 Graduation

    To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 22 firefighters who completed the Training Academy with a Graduation Ceremony May 18 at the Firefighter Hall. Training Chief Kevin Mende was the Keynote Speaker for the event. Read More

    Water Safety 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. So this year, the Fire Department's Water Rescue team spoke to nearly 5,000 students on Drowning Prevention Week, May 15-19. Read More

    Water Safety Presser

    As part of Water Safety Week, and to kick off the pool season, the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso held a press conference on May 11 at the O'Rourke Recreation Center Pool. Read More

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Press Releases

    Summer Heat Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – As the community prepares for the upcoming heat advisory, the El Paso Fire Department and the Extreme Weather Taskforce would like to remind the public to stay safe in the heat with the following tips:

    Condition 2 - 5400 Rosa

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:26 a.m. on Monday June 19, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 5400 block of Rosa Ave. when a passerby saw flames and smoke and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 12:31 a.m., crews found flames and smoke coming from the front of a single story home. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for people inside.

    June Clinc Event

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – To close the flu season, the El Paso Fire Department is once again partnering with the El Paso Health Department’s Medicaid Waiver Program to provide one last clinic and safety event. Families who do not have health insurance, meet Federal low-income guidelines or have Medicaid can take advantage of the free clinic on Saturday June 24 from 8-11 a.m. at 5415 Trowbridge Dr.

    Conditon 3 - 7600 Matamoros

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:52 p.m. on Wednesday June 14, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 7600 block of Matamoros Dr. when neighbors call 9-1-1 to report a church on fire.

    Temporary PIO

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – Beginning Thursday June 8 at 6 p.m., EPFD PIO Carlos Briano will be unavailable until Monday June 19 at 7 a.m. Battalion Chief Kevin M. Dieter will be Acting PIO during that time.

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Praises

    Pumper 19 Thanks

    St. Raphael Catholic School thanks Battalion Chief Carlos Franco and Station 19 for the EPFD Pumper 19... Read More

    Lifesavers

    I might not have a specific reason today to thank you for your service, but I still want to do it because maybe one day I may... Read More

    27s A-Shift Thanked

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

    Smoke Alarm Thanks

    Words cannot express how truly impressed I am by the actions of the El Paso Fire Dept. Special recognition to Lts. Gomez and Franco for their help a few days ago when I was at my wit's end with our smoke alarms... 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

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