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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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ComSAR DPS Training
On June 28, the Combined Search and Rescue team trained with Texas Department of Public Safety personnel and their helicopter. For about an hour, the ComSAR team and DPS ran evolutions at the Training Academy using long line to carry some of the heavier equipment from one location to another. This allowed the DPS pilot to get a feel for how heavy the ComSAR equipment is. ComSAR personnel were able to practice communicating with the helicopter to assist with directions and landing. Read More
On June 24, Fleet Service Technician Guillermo Grecco became a certified ASE Master Technician for Heavy/ Medium Duty Truck Service. To earn the certification, Grecco had to take and pass the following tests: T2 Diesel Engine, T3 Drive-train, T4 Brakes, T5 Suspension and Steering, T6 Electrical Systems, and T7 Heating, Ventilation and A/C. When these tests are combined, a technician becomes a Master Technician. Read More
To honor the countless hours of study, preparation, months and years of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department honored 16 firefighters who were promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony on June 23 at the Firefighters Hall. Dr. Richard Lange, President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso and Dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine was the Keynote Speaker. Read More
After successfully completing the maze obstacle course in full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), repelling off the 5-story tower and fighting a stove fire in the burn building, 13 journalists completed the week-long Media Academy June 20-24. This was the 11th academy put on by the El Paso Fire Department. Read More
First Responders Night
In conjunction with the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Sheriff's Office, the El Paso Fire Department took part in a special night to honor all First Responders Night at the Chihuahuas baseball game Thursday June 9 at Southwest Park. Read More
Condition 3 - 4600 Tropicana
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:55 a.m. on Wednesday July 20, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the 4600 block of Tropicana Ave. when neighbor saw a vacant house on fire and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 4:03 a.m., crews found the roof of the house fully-involved with heavy fire. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants in the house. Firefighters also assisted residents of the neighboring houses in evacuating their homes. The fire was upgraded to a Condition 3 at 4:13 a.m.
Condition 2 - 5300 Annette
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:57 a.m. on Sunday July 17, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 5300 block of Annette Ave. when a neighbor saw a house on fire and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 4:02 a.m., crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of a house and the side of another house. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants in both houses.
ComSAR - Ron Coleman Trail
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:09 p.m. on Saturday July 11, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to Mammoth Rock at the Ron Coleman trail when a hiker sustained an injury and fellow hikers called 9-1-1. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hiker. Firefighters made contact with the 16-year old male at 2:26 p.m. and began to treat his non-life threatening injuries.
Summer Safety Tips
El Paso, Texas – As the community prepares for the upcoming heat advisory, the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to stay safe in the heat with the following tips:
ComSAR - Los Pueblos Dr
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:12 p.m. on Monday July 4, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a mountain trail at the 5900 block of Los Pueblos Dr. when two hikers encountered snakes and called 9-1-1. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hikers who required assistance getting down. At 11:24 p.m., firefighters made contact with the 18-year-old male and 18-year-old female, who had also run out of water and phone battery power. The couple had no injuries and began to walk down the trail with the ComSAR team. The hikers and ComSAR personnel were off the mountain at approximately 12:10 a.m.
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
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
Praise for 12s
We would like to take a moment and thank the crews of Pumper 12 and Rescue 12... Read More
27s saves a life
The responders from El Paso Fire Department Station #27 saved my life... Read More
Pumper 19 Helps
Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 29, my vehicle broke down near Hunter and the Gateway. I had noticed a Pumper unit along my route and before I could exit my vehicle, the gentlemen from Pumper 19... Read More