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  • Condition 2 - 11600 Dos Palmas

    3/23/2017

    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:24 a.m. on Thursday March 23, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 11600 block of Dos Palmas Dr. when some construction workers called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 10:30 a.m., crews found smoke coming from the garage area of a two-story duplex. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for workers and a dog reported to be inside. Firefighters found the dog, but all the construction workers had self-evacuated. Firefighters continued to fight the fire, which was being quickly accelerated by the high winds.

  • Dig Safely 811

    3/22/2017

    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department and Texas Gas service would like to remind the public to avoid damage and accidents in their digging by first calling 811. Texas law requires utilities and line owners to register their underground facilities in every county and for excavators to contact every potentially affected operator before they start to dig. Excavators include:

  • Condition 3 - 8900 Leo

    3/20/2017

    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 7:54 p.m. on Monday March 20, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 3 fire at the 8900 block of Leo St. when a passerby saw smoke and fire and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 7:57 p.m., crews found a single-story duplex fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for residents inside. Since the residents had self-evacuated, firefighters continued to fight the fire.

  • ComSAR Ron Coleman

    3/18/2017

    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:51 p.m. on Saturday March 18, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Ron Coleman Trail in the Franklin Mountain State Park when a hiker sustained an injury and called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 2:10 p.m. and could not see the hiker from the base of the mountain. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the injured hiker. The ComSAR team reached the hiker at 3:37 p.m. and began to treat the injuries of the 22-year-old male.

  • Dont Drive Over Fire Hose

    3/15/2017

    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department would like remind the public that driving over fire hoses during fire incidents is a very dangerous practice that can put the lives of firefighters and residents on the line. Driving over a charged hose can damage the line, cutting off valuable water supply to the firefighters fighting a fire. The pressure that a vehicle will place on a charged hose is tremendous. A burst hose line can become a dangerous missile that will seriously injure anyone in the vicinity.

  • ComSAR Ron Coleman

    3/14/2017

    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 4:31 p.m. on Tuesday March 14, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Ron Coleman Trail in the Franklin Mountain State Park when two hikers lost sight of the trail and called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 4:40 p.m. and made contact with other members of the hiking party. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the lost hikers. The ComSAR team was heading up the mountain when they were notified that the two hikers were being led down the trail by two other hikers.

  • ComSAR Aztec Cave Trail

    3/12/2017

    El Paso, Texas – At approximately 5:55 p.m. on Sunday March 12, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to Tom Mays Park in the Franklin Mountain State Park when a hiker sustained an injury and her fellow hikers called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 5:57 p.m. and spotted the hiker toward the top of the Aztec Cave Trail. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the injured hiker. The ComSAR team reached the hiker, a 31-year-old female, at 6:22 p.m.

  • Monitor Vitals

    3/8/2017

    El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department would like to encourage citizens who are at higher risks of disease to monitor their vitals regularly. People who suffer from diabetes, for example, should check their blood glucose. People who suffer from low or high blood pressure, should check their blood pressure. Additionally, those on daily medicines that help keep vitals in check should not skip a day and take them as prescribed. El Paso firefighters recommend that the public self-monitor these five vital signs:

  • Hiring Communicator Trainees

    3/2/2017

    El Paso, Texas – Beginning at midnight, 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.

  • Free Colorectal Screenings

    3/1/2017

    El Paso, Texas – Because March is Colorectal Cancer Prevention Month, the El Paso Fire Department would like to encourage citizens over 50 and under 75 to take a free ColoCare kit offered at the various vaccine clinics. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women in the U.S. Additionally, screening rates are low in our community, leading to new cases of colorectal cancer.