El Paso, Texas – As temperatures continue to warm up and more and more community members began to head outdoors, the El Paso Fire Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife would like to remind the public to practice these safety recommendations when planning outdoor hiking/camping activities.
Hiking Camping Safety4/26/2017
Water Safety Tips4/19/2017
El Paso, Texas – Now that swimming pool season is upon us, the El Paso Fire Department and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso would like to offer the public these water safety tips:
El Paso, Texas – To honor countless hours of study, preparation, months and years of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department will be honoring 11 firefighters who have been recently promoted in rank at a Promotion Ceremony, today April 13 at 4 p.m. at the FireFighters Hall, located at 3112 Forney Ln.
EPFD Mechanics Honored4/13/2017
El Paso, Texas – El Paso Fire Department mechanics have earned Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals.
The El Paso Fire Department and the El Paso County 9-1-1 District would like to remind the public that one way they can thank a Public Safety Communicator is by having a good understanding of the 9-1-1 operation and how it works. Adults are also encouraged to teach children how 9-1-1 works. Some general guidelines for 9-1-1 include:
El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that chemicals you use in your home can be dangerous to your health and the environment. To keep your family safe, follow these safety tips from EPFD and FEMA when you use, store or throw them out.
Water Rescue L375 Boone4/4/2017
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:41 p.m. on Monday April 3, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the canal near Loop 375 and Boone St. when U.S. Border Patrol agents called 9-1-1 after witnessing a man climb over a fence into the canal and get swept by the current. The first unit arrived on the scene at 8:46 p.m. and spotted the man grasping the canal’s edge. The Water Rescue team was immediately dispatched.
Condition 3 - 9300 McFall4/4/2017
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 9:31 p.m. on Monday April 3, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 9300 block of McFall Dr. when a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report a house fire. Upon arriving on the scene at 9:34 p.m., crews found smoke and fire coming from the roof of a single story house. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for occupants.
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:57 a.m. on Saturday April 1, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to Transmountain Rd. at mile marker 17 when a person fell down the cliff edge and his friend called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 2:10 a.m. and could see some Sheriff Deputies who had made their way down to the patient. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to bring up the injured 22-year-old male.
Condition 2 - 200 Carnes4/1/2017
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 6:37 p.m. on Saturday April 1, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 200 block of Carnes Rd. when a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report a house on fire. Upon arriving on the scene at 6:42 p.m., crews found s a single-story house fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for a man reported to be inside. A man in his 60s had self-evacuated, so firefighters continued to fight the fire.