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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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    Employees Honored

    For 25 years of service to the citizens of El Paso, Investigator Eric Sodemann, Battalion Chief Sergio Ramirez Jr. and Deputy Chief Ramon Valencia were honored by City Manager Tommy Gonzalez, Mayor Oscar Leeser and the City Council meeting on Feb. 28. All three received a service pin and a plaque. Read More

    Red Helmet Ceremonies

    On Feb. 28, 11 firefighters from all three shifts ceremoniously received their red helmets after completing their probationary year. The B-shift 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 Manuel Carrasco, George Cichy, Henry Dominguez, Vincent Escarsega, Oscar Mijares, Diangelo Sanchez and Gabino Solis. Read More

    Dog Saves Life

    When 84-year old Celia Pena went on a walk with her dog Palomo, she never expected it to become a life-threatening emergency. But that's exactly what happened that frigid January evening. Pena suffered a fall, and she could not get up. So she dragged herself as close to the street as she could. But it was in vain. No one saw her. No one heard her calls for help. The sun set and temperatures dropped below freezing. Pena would spend the entire night on that cold street. Read More

    AHA CPR Lessons

    On Feb. 25, FPM Martin Dominguez and some of his students taught hundreds of women hands-only CPR as part of the American Heart Association's Women's Heart Health Conference titled "Vestido Rojo." Read More

    Return to Scene

    On Feb. 20, employees of the Community Risk Reduction section returned to the scene of two recent fires to educate neighbors about fire safety, create fire evacuation plans and install free smoke alarms when needed. The east and west neighborhoods recently had a significant fire at the 1600 block of Bob Smith and the 4300 block of Donnybrook. Investigator Steve Hernandez, PIO Carlos Briano, Investigator Jesse Cannoy, Lt. James Schaerfl and Lt. Michael Franco conducted the neighborhood walks. Read More

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Press Releases

    Hiking Camping Safety

    Fire Department
    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.

    Water Safety Tips

    Fire Department
    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:

    Promotion Ceremony

    Fire Department
    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 Honored

    Fire Department
    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.

    Telecommunicator Week

    Fire Department
    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:

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Praises

    DA thanks EPFD

    The Crime Victim’s Memorial was a very moving event for everyone who participated. I would like to especially thank Public Information Officer Carlos Briano and also to Chaplain Ruben Flores Jr. for donating his time to conduct the invocation to honor victims of crime... Read More

    Praise for 12s

    I am writing a few words of appreciation to a crew who responded to my home on Saturday, March 11, 2017 around 10 p.m. Both my mother and I were bit by a dog and the crew response was amazing... Read More

    Station 22 Praise

    On Sunday Feb. 19, I had an acute heart attack which required for the 9-1-1 operator to dispatch EMS and the Fire Department. The professionalism of the 9-1-1 operator and the dispatched personnel probably saved my life... Read More

    Saved my Father

    My parents and I cannot thank you guys enough for saving my father's life two years ago when he had a stroke... Read More

    Two Step Thanks

    I want to thank Chief D'Agostino, Captain Sara Carrillo and Lt. James Schaerfl on behalf of the Emergency Medicine Interest Group of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso. Thank you for your support planning and coordinating the Texas Two Step CPR event! Read More

    Touching Funeral Honors

    It was a beautiful participation from the firefighters at the funeral of my father's funeral! It was totally beautiful and very touching... Read More

    Saved my home

    Your team saved my family and what you could of my mother's and siblings' home tonight. Read More

    L5 helps Cemetery

    Fort Bliss National Cemetery thanks the El Paso Fire Department for replacing the halyard on the main flag pole. On Sunday, Jan. 15, a thunderstorm produced wind that broke the halyard from the main flag pole at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso... Read More

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