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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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    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

    Biking Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – With summer in full swing, more and more El Pasoans are riding their bicycles to work or simply for exercise or recreation. The El Paso Fire Department would like to recommend these five top tips to ensure everyone remains safe.

    Soldering Roofing Safety

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – In recent weeks, El Paso has seen an increase in fires accidentally started by hot work, any work that involves welding, soldering, and burning and melting while roofing, etc. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that every year, over 4,000 structure fires are caused by hot work. Although all hot work involves inherent fire risks and hazards, the El Paso Fire Department and NFPA recommend these “best practices” when performing hot work.

    Condition 2 - 1200 Southside

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – At approximately 9:13 p.m. on Monday July 11 the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 1200 block of Southside Rd. when residents heard popping on their property. They went outside and saw smoke and flames, so they called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 9:22 p.m., crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the lot. Mobile structures, trees and vehicles were on fire. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for people.

    Hiring Communicator Trainees

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – Beginning today until July 18, 2017, the El Paso Fire Department will be accepting applications for Public Safety Communicator Trainees. Public Safety Communicators process emergency and non-emergency telephone calls and dispatch, monitor and coordinate activities of emergency personnel (police, fire and medical) using a multi-channel radio system and a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system.

    ComSAR Majestic Mountain

    Fire Department
    El PASO, Texas – At approximately 8:54 p.m. on Tuesday July 4, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Franklin Mountains along Majestic Mountain Dr. when a 25-year-old male hiker suffered and injury and called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 9:10 p.m. and made visual contact with the patient, who was approximately 300 feet up the mountain. The Combined Search and Rescue team was dispatched to reach the hiker. The ComSAR team reached the patient at 10:10 p.m. and began to give medical treatment.

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    Thanks for 27s

    We would like to thank Fire Station #27 (Capt. Boyd and his crew) for helping Franklin High School celebrate "First Responder" Day at our high school... Read More

    Pumper 19 Thanks

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


    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

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