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    Youth Camp 2015

    On July 16, a total of 24 teenagers competed in a water war competition that tested their teamwork and precision. The friendly competition, marked the conclusion of the annual EPFD Youth Camp held July 14-16 to introduce young people to the El Paso Fire Department. In addition to learning about the history and current makeup of the department, the participants also practiced bandaging and splinting, basic first aid and CPR, proper fire extinguisher use and learned various health and safety tips. The special rescue team also performed a ladder rappelling demonstration for the group. Read More

    Binational HazMat Training

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, members of the El Paso Fire Department's HazMat team participated in a bi-national training on hazardous rail-car leak mitigation along with firefighters from the Juarez Fire Department and Dona Ana Dona Fire and Emergency Services. About 45 firefighters participated in the exercise facilitated by Special Operation, the Office of Emergency Management and BNSF Railway Company. The exercise took place July 15 at BNSF's rail yard, located located at 805 S. Sante Fe. Read More

    July Promotion Ceremony

    To honor the countless hours of study, preparation, months and years of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 19 firefighters who were promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony on July 9 at Firefighters Hall. Chief Samuel Peña was the Keynote Speaker who encouraged the group to continue to strive for excellence. Read More

    Mock Ft Bliss Shooting

    In an effort to measure the Army's and local resources' response to an active shooter event, the Army conducted an Active Shooter Training Event on July 9. The scenario consisted of a shooter in Fort Bliss' Building #60 located at Carter and Doniphan killing 13 people and wounding 77. Deputy Chief Robert Arvizu, Battalion Chief Daniel Coronado and Rescue Captain Abraham Human headed EPFD's participation. Rescue units were sent to the staging location for event monitoring and Incident Command. Tracking devices were used by the Army to track the units during the event. Read More

    Firefighter of 3rd Quarter

    On July 6, the Awards Committee descended upon 3828 Hercules Ave. to bestow upon Firefighter Max Martinez the Firefighter of the Third Quarter Award. Martinez was honored as a result of his hard work and dedication on-duty, his dedication to keeping his assigned apparatus in a state of readiness, his willingness to learn advanced protocols even though he has an EMT-Basic certification, and for his civic activities, like becoming a Voter Registrar to become a resource to the community of El Paso. The impact of his hard work, dedication and professionalism is exemplary of the EPFD’s Core Values. Read More

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Press Releases

    First Paramedic Graduation

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department will be honoring 20 firefighters who have completed the EPFD Paramedic course at a Paramedic Graduation Ceremony, Thursday Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. at Firefighters Hall, located at 3112 Forney Ln. The cohort is now eligible for paramedic certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The course, offered for the first time by EPFD, meets all the National EMS Educational Standards.

    Gonza Sparky Show

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department's Gonzo the Clown and Sparky the Dog will be bringing their education show the Pavo Real Recreation Center, located at 9301 Alameda, today July 27 at 9 a.m. The presentation will last about 45 minutes. After the show, children will get to visit with firefighters and talk about the “big fire truck.”

    Condition 2 - 7900 Viscount

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:55 a.m. on Thursday July 23, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 7900 Viscount Blvd. when neighbor residents called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 2:01 a.m., crews found smoke showing from the back of an apartment complex building. After determining the affected unit was vacant, firefighters began to fight the fire.

    Condition 2 - 7900 Viscount

    Fire Department
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    Condition 2 - 6420 Aztec

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 6:13 a.m. on Wednesday July 22, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at 6420 Aztec Rd. when neighbors noticed smoke and called 911. Upon arriving on the scene at 6:15 a.m., crews found smoke showing from the front of the house. After determining the house was empty, firefighters began to fight the fire.

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