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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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School Safety Summit
The Community Risk Reduction (CRR) division of the Fire Marshal’s office attended the School Safety Summit hosted by Texas State, Texas School Safety Center Jan. 25-26. This summit was a gathering of all the school districts in Region 19 to discuss the many challenges facing educators. Read More
Ortega 30 years
For his 30 years of service to the City of El Paso, Communications Division's Alonso Ortega was honored at the Jan. 26 City Council meeting. Ortega started his Public Safety career in November 1985 as both a Call Taker and Police Dispatcher. He rotated between taking 911 calls from the public, as well as dispatching routine and emergency public safety calls. Read More
To honor the countless hours of study, preparation, months and years of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 36 firefighters who were promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony on Jan. 21 at the Bowie High School Fine Arts Auditorium. Assistant Chief Samuel Rodriguez was the Keynote Speaker who encouraged the group to continue to strive for excellence. Read More
Ft Bliss Exercise
In an effort to measure Ft. Bliss' and local resources' response to an active shooter event, Ft. Bliss conducted an Active Shooter Training Event on Jan. 13. The scenario consisted of three separate incidents occurring in sequence: a shooter in the Freedom Crossing shopping area, a suspicious person at Colin Powell Elementary School then an active shooter at East Bliss Health and Dental Clinic. The third and final incident would have over 75 patients. Read More
Salvation Army Donation
Back in September, Inspector Ray Rodriguez had an idea to help the local command of the Salvation Army. Read More
El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department is 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.
Big Game Safety
El Paso, Texas – As the NFL’s “Golden Game” approaches, the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to use caution when cooking their game day meals. Practicing safety in the kitchen will ensure the game is enjoyable for everyone.
El Paso, Texas – The program “Vaccinations for Health” that teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free influenza and pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings and colorectal screening kits will start again in February at the following dates and locations.
ComSAR McKelligon Canyon
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 6:18 p.m. on Friday Jan. 29, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to McKelligon Canyon when hikers in the area heard screams for help and called 9-1-1. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hikers who had no cell phone power and couldn’t come down due to the darkness. Firefighters were able to safely bring down a 34-year-old man and his two sons down the trail at 9:30 p.m.
Condition 2 - 1400 Myrtle
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 5:59 a.m. on Monday Jan. 25, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 1400 block of Myrtle Ave. when passerbys saw smoke and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 6:04 a.m., crews found flames and smoke coming from a two-story building. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for employees. No one was inside the vacant building.
“As a former City of El Paso employee, I was proud to have the EPFD come speak to our students on Jan. 6, 2015... Read More
Mt Carmel Incident
“On Jan. 3 at the 7 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, an emergency arose that required the assistance of an EMT unit... Read More
“It was Jan. 2, 2016 at approximately 12:30 p.m. when Quint 20 responded to my parent’s house... Read More
“On Dec. 2, 2015, my 80-year-old father was travelling from his home in Chaparral to El Paso when he had a medical emergency... Read More
“Dear Chief Peña, thank you and your staff for providing an assessor for our recent Captain’s assessment center... Read More
Red Roof Rescue
“I just wanted to convey my appreciation to the Fire Medical crew who responded to my 9-1-1 call at the Red Roof Inn in El Paso... Read More
“I strongly praise the superior support we received from Rescue 27 on May 28, 2015 when a patient collapsed in our urgent care facility unexpectedly... Read More