El Paso, Texas – As the community prepares for the upcoming heat advisory, the El Paso Fire Department and the Extreme Weather Taskforce would like to remind the public to stay safe in the heat with the following tips:
Summer Heat Safety Tips6/21/2017
Condition 2 - 5400 Rosa6/19/2017
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:26 a.m. on Monday June 19, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 5400 block of Rosa Ave. when a passerby saw flames and smoke and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 12:31 a.m., crews found flames and smoke coming from the front of a single story home. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for people inside.
June Clinc Event6/19/2017
El Paso, Texas – To close the flu season, the El Paso Fire Department is once again partnering with the El Paso Health Department’s Medicaid Waiver Program to provide one last clinic and safety event. Families who do not have health insurance, meet Federal low-income guidelines or have Medicaid can take advantage of the free clinic on Saturday June 24 from 8-11 a.m. at 5415 Trowbridge Dr.
Conditon 3 - 7600 Matamoros6/14/2017
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:52 p.m. on Wednesday June 14, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 7600 block of Matamoros Dr. when neighbors call 9-1-1 to report a church on fire.
El Paso, Texas – Beginning Thursday June 8 at 6 p.m., EPFD PIO Carlos Briano will be unavailable until Monday June 19 at 7 a.m. Battalion Chief Kevin M. Dieter will be Acting PIO during that time.
Playground Safety Tips6/7/2017
El Paso, Texas – The school year is winding down and trips to the park are becoming more frequent. The El Paso Fire Department and El Paso Parks and Recreation would like to remind the public that although playgrounds are fun places where children can explore, move and play, they can be dangerous if children are not supervised.
Paramedic 3 Graduation6/7/2017
El Paso, Texas – To honor countless hours of study, preparation and months of sacrifice, the El Paso Fire Department will be honoring 15 firefighters and four Border Patrol agents who have completed the EPFD Paramedic course.
ComSAR - Aztec Cave Trail6/4/2017
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:56 a.m. on Sunday June 4, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to Tom Mays Park in the Franklin Mountain State Park when a 10-year-old girl sustained an injury and her fellow hiker called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 11:13 a.m. and spotted several hikers pointing 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 injured hiker at 12:51 p.m.
Condition 2 - 6900 Commerce6/4/2017
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:36 p.m. on Sunday June 4, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 6900 block of Commerce Ave. when a business fire alarm notified 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 8:42 p.m., crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the side of a warehouse business. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for employees inside.
Condition 2 - 3000 E San Antonio6/3/2017
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 12:33 p.m. on Saturday June 3, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the 3000 block of E. San Antonio Ave. when neighbors called 9-1-1 to report a house fire. Upon arriving on the scene at 12:37 p.m., crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of a single story house. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for residents inside.