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Carrillo honored at Council
For her 25 years of service to the City of El Paso, Public Safety Communicator Maria "Olga" Carrillo was honored at the July 26 City Council meeting. Carrillo began her career at Police Headquarters as a Call Taker (911 Operator) with the El Paso Police Department on June 10, 1991. Read More
Flag Football Tournament
On July 22, various flag football teams representing the six battalions of the El Paso Fire Department competed in the inaugural Battle of the Battalions tournament held at Marion Manor Park. Battalion 4 won the championship defeating Battalion 5 by a score of 42-8. The traveling trophy will be at Station 24. Read More
Youth Camp 2016
From July 12-14, the Training Academy played host to the annual EPFD Youth Academy. Fourteen teenagers ages 13-17 took part in the highly interactive, hands-on camp that exposed the kids to the El Paso Fire Department. Read More
Dont Drown Campaign
On July 11, as part of a press conference with El Paso Water Utilities, the El Paso Office of Resilency and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, the El Paso Fire Department helped remind the public to stay away from flooded streets, canals and arroyos. The main message was "Turn around, don't drown." Read More
Assistance League Bears
On July 11, the Assistance League of El Paso swung by Station 7 to deliver an additional batch of "PASO" teddy bears. The "Put On A Smile Bears" are given to first responders to assist ease the trauma of people in emergency situations. Typically, the bears are given to children, but some firefighters have used them with the elderly as well. Read More
ComSAR - Ron Coleman Trail
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:31 p.m. on Monday Aug. 22, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Ron Coleman Trail inside the Franklin Mountain State Park when a hiker at the top of the trail called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 8:41 p.m. and could not see the light the hiker was flashing. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hiker.
ComSAR - Chuck Heinrich Park
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:04 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 20, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to Chuck Heinrick Park at the 11000 block of Andrew Barcena when a friend of a hiker called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 10:10 p.m. and could not see the light the hiker was flashing. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hiker.
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 9:17 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 16, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 1 fire at the 7900 block of Santa Monica when neighbors saw fire and smoke coming from a school playground and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 9:23 p.m., firefighters began to fight the fire. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control at 9:33 p.m. and keep it from spreading to additional parts of the school. However, 100% of the playground was damaged, estimated between $250,000 to $300,000.
Hands-only CPR Event
El Paso, Texas – In conjunction with three schools of the Ysleta Independent School District and the El Paso Masonic Family, the El Paso Fire Department will be teaching hands-only CPR to the public on Saturday Aug. 20 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Hall parking lot located at 1808 Hunter Dr. Additionally, the Masonic Family will be giving free basic school supplies to needy families in the Del Norte Elementary, Hacienda Heights Elementary and Bel Air Middle populations.
Class 91 Graduation
El Paso, Texas – To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department will be graduating 31 new firefighters at a Graduation Ceremony, Thursday Aug. 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bowie High School Fine Arts Auditorium located at 801 S. San Marcial St.
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