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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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FF Charity Art
Firefighter Raul Montoya has always had an artistic ability, dating back to when he was a little boy. But the talent, which came so naturally to him, became more of a calling when his niece entered a battle with cancer. During one of her awareness walks, Montoya painted a helmet and SCBA with a "One Tough Cookie" logo. "The attention it brought to the cause was nothing but positive regard," Montoya said. Read More
Fill the Boot
On Thursday April 21, the annual Fill the Boot campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), officially kicked off with a media event at Station 11. The kick-off marked the beginning of the fundraising campaign to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely weaken muscle strenght and mobility. El Paso Firefighters will hit intersections throughout El Paso asking residents to fill their boots with donations. Read More
Bi-national 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 in 2015 at BNSF's rail yard, located located at 805 S. Sante Fe. To complete the training, the three departments had a refresher course on Wednesday April 20 at Central Fire Station on how and when to use the Emergency Response Midland Kits. Upon completion of the refresher training, each of the participating departments were given a Midland Kit valued at over $9,000. Read More
USAR Transmountain Training
On April 18-20, members of the Urban Search and Rescue team, which specializes in trench rescues, confined space rescues, heavy vehicle extrications and high angle rescues, conducted a training to simulate rescuing a person who had driven their vehicle off the cliff, something that unfortunately occurred twice in 2015. Read More
30 Years of Service
For 30 years of service to the El Paso Fire Department, FST Hector Gonzales and Assistant Chief Samuel Rodriguez were honored at the April 19 City Council meeting. Read More
Condition 4 - 1300 Lee Trevino
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 4:33 p.m. on Monday May 30, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 1300 block of N. Lee Trevino Dr. when passerbys saw smoke and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 4:35 p.m., crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of one of the restaurants at a commercial strip building. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants. Most of the occupants had self-evacuated, so crews helped evacuate the occupants who remained inside while simultaneously fighting the fire.
Water Recovery Zaragoza
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:34 a.m. on Thursday May 26, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Zaragoza head gate when Border Patrol agents and Socorro PD officers discovered a body at a canal gate and called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 8:46 a.m. and firefighters were able to spot a person wedged at the canal head gate. The Water Rescue team was immediately dispatched.
El Paso, Texas – As hundreds of El Pasoans prepare for Memorial Day weekend celebrations, the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to practice these safety recommendations when planning outdoor grilling activities.
Condition 2 - 7200 Orizaba
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 3:58 a.m. on Tuesday May 24, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 7200 block of Orizaba Ave. when the residents of the house called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 4:02 a.m., crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the house. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants. There was no one inside, so crews continued to fight the fire.
MPI at I10 - Sunland
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Monday May 23, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to I-10 and Sunland Park when multiple drivers called 9-1-1 about a multiple vehicle collision involving a semi-truck. The first unit arrived on the scene at 6:17 p.m. and firefighters saw a semi-truck fully engulfed in flames with another underneath its cabin. Other vehicles were also rolled-over and/or damaged in the multi-vehicle collision. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the vehicle fire and administer medical care to patients.
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
Cat Rescue by 20s
I would just like to say thank you to the guys at 20s (Edgemere) for doing something really simple for a friend. I am a former Dallas Firefighter and know we did animal rescue all the time (cats in trees) and just about anything else the public needed... Read More
“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