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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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    Salvation Army Donation

    Back in September, Inspector Ray Rodriguez had an idea to help the local command of the Salvation Army. Read More

    ARFF Holiday Family

    For the fifth year in a row, the B Shift firefighters at ARFF sponsored a family for Christmas. So on Dec. 23, a few them swung by the Aguayo family to provide them a holiday meal purchased and gifts for mother Silvia Veronica, 12-year-old daughter Adonay and 15-year-old Ruth. Read More

    Holiday Safety Demo

    On Dec. 23, Community Risk Reduction and the Office of Public Information invited the local media to the Safety, Health Outreach Center on 5415 Trowbridge for a demonstration on some of the fire risks associated with holiday decor and with space heaters. Lt. James Schaerfl, FST James Nicholson, Inspectors Raul Gonzalez and Dolores Gomez from the Community Risk Reduction and Public Education divisions also discussed various safety tips surrounding the holidays. Read More

    EPFD helps families

    Experiencing a fire at a home is difficult enough. Unfortunately, sometimes a structure fire takes it all: furniture, food, clothing and everything else. Tragically, this was the case for the Cuellar and Ibarra families, who lost everything in a structure fire in November and July, respectively. So when EPFD administration employees wanted to sponsor a couple of families for the holidays, they reached out to the Red Cross, who had helped out both families during their crisis. Read More

    Red Helmet Ceremony

    On Dec. 17, B-Shift honored eleven firefighters with a Red Helmet Ceremony for completing their probationary year. The event was held at Station 5, and friends and family was invited to attend. Captain Gonzalo Soto, who is in charge of the Probationary Firefighter Program on B-Shift, was tasked with organizing the ceremony for Firefighters Alexander Guzman, Enrique Huie, Jose Facio, Christian Bilbo, Orlando Arriola, Rudy Barron, Mauro Del La Rosa, Isaac Romero, Julian Martinez, Daniel Sandoval and Isaac De Santiago. Read More

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Press Releases

    Big Game Safety

    Fire Department
    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.

    Vaccinations February

    Fire Department
    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

    Fire Department
    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

    Fire Department
    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.

    Condition 2 - 7600 Acapulco

    Fire Department
    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 9:41 a.m. on Monday Jan. 25, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 7600 block of Acapulco Ave. when a firefighter traveling to a nearby station saw smoke and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 9:42 a.m., crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of a house. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for employees. The two people living in the house had self-evacuated.

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    Station 37

    “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

    Quint 20

    “It was Jan. 2, 2016 at approximately 12:30 p.m. when Quint 20 responded to my parent’s house... Read More

    Rescue 28

    “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

    Midland Assessment

    “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

    Rescue 27

    “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