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Arreola Family Shift
On March 24, Station 7 had a unique day, as father, son and uncle had the opportunity to work an A-shift together. Captain Gerardo Arreola, FST Joash Arreola and FST Xavier Arreola worked together on Quint 7. Lt. Victor Arreola also came over to have dinner with the crews and had the chance to respond to a call. Read More
New Chaplain Flores
Even though his last official day was March 22, Lt. Ruben Flores will not let retirement stop him from interacting with the El Paso Fire Department. Flores will continue to serve as Chaplain, assisting firefighters in spiritual matters, officiating at funerals and leading invocations and benedictions at EPFD events. Read More
3-Day HazMat Training
From March 16-18, each Hazmat Squad participated in a simulated chemical leak incident at the Freeport-McMoran plant. The simulation for each day started at Fire Station 5, where a single company response drove to Freeport to make contact with the Safety Team. Once the first company identified the incident as a HazMat, the rest of the units were sent to the facility and it was up to the HM Task Force to mitigate the incident. Read More
Operation Santa Claus
On March 4, Lt. James Schaerfl represented the EPFD in Operation Santa Claus' Appreciation Luncheon. Stations across the city collected thousands of used toys for needy children of El Paso. Operation Santa Claus repairs and cleans the toys, which are then distributed by Boys and Girls Club. Read More
Blanket donation to Station 37
On Feb. 27, as part of Black History Month, El Dorado High School presented Station 37 firefighters and the Extreme Weather Task Force over 100 blankets to close out the blanket drive. Members of the Task Force and Station 37 were at El Dorado to receive the donation. Read More
Condition 2 - 3024 Rivera
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday April 18, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 3024 Rivera Ave. when some neighbors saw a fire, called 911 and woke up the residents of the home. Upon arriving on the scene at 9:33 a.m., crews found light smoke coming from a 12 x 30 shed in the backyard. The residents were attempting to put out the fire with a garden hose.
El Paso, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed April 12-18, 2015 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to recognize the men and women serving as 9-1-1 operators, dispatchers and other communication specialists who help save lives as “unseen first responders.” These professionals provide critical assistance and invaluable calm in times of great need.
ComSAR Tom Mays
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday April 14, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Franklin Mountain State Park when a pair of bikers on the Tom Mays called 911. The duo said they were feeling weak and only had about 7% power left on their one mobile phone. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the duo.
Condition 2 - 923 Hawkins
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:57 p.m. on Thursday April 9, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 923 Hawkins Blvd. when some business patrons saw a fire and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 9:05 p.m., crews found a working fire coming from two storage units at a self-storage facility. Crews proceeded to fight the fire.
ComSAR Coleman Trail
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:13 p.m. on Saturday April 4, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Franklin Mountain State Park when a pair of hikers lost sight of their trail in the dark and called 911. The first unit arrived on the scene at 8:28 p.m. Firefighters were able to speak to the hikers, a 20-year-old male and a 19-year-old female, via cellphone to try to determine their location. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the couple. Crews were able to make contact with the patient at 10:14 p.m. The couple had no injuries and the team was able to bring them down safely at 12:05 a.m. Sunday morning.