Mental Health Resources Available for First Responders

First responders are faced with a myriad of stressors that go beyond what the general population may experience. The phrase “fit for duty” for first responders has historically only accounted for good physical health for the duties related to one’s job. However, recent evidence-based research indicates that maintaining one’s behavioral health is equally important. The…

Rescue 6 Receives ‘Call of the Quarter’ Recognition

On March 14, Rescue 6 (staffed with Miguel Camacho and Christopher Estrada) received the ‘Call of the Quarter’ recognition from The Hospitals of Providence East Campus. The recognition comes after the unit responded to a stroke call at a single family residence that occurred on December 22, 2022. Patient was a 73 year old female…

Last Alarm: FF Luis Zubia, Jr.

Firefighter Luis Zubia Jr., 56, passed away the morning of March 17, 2023. A graduate from the El Paso Fire Department Trainee Class 64, Firefighter Zubia Jr. served our community for 26 years and retired in 2018 from P20 “B” shift. As an avid baseball fan and player, many of us remember seeing Firefighter Luis…

Condition 2 Fire at Ventura & Padilla Dr.

On March 17, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 2 fire at the corner of Ventura Dr. and Padilla Dr. Three minors were transported to medical care and one K9 was confirmed deceased.

Condition 3 Fire at ‘La Nube’ Children’s Museum

On March 13, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 3 fire at the Children’s Museum on Santa Fe St. and Main St. Crews quickly knocked down a fire affecting the roof of the future children’s museum. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries reported.

On March 9, P-11, L-11 and P-10 performed master stream training operations with the newest members of Battalion 1 C-Shift. Photos Courtesy: EPFD D. Ames

Apartment Fire on Norton St.

On March 10, EPFD crews quickly knocked down an apartment fire on Norton St. before it could spread out throughout the complex. One person was transported with minor injuries. Two dogs were confirmed deceased at the scene. Incident remains under investigation. Pictures Courtesy: KFOX14/CBS4 & KTSM 9 News

March 10: International Bagpipe Day

Every year on March 10, International Bagpipe Day celebrates this unique instrument. The day also promotes the diversity of bagpipes to the general public. Pipers around the world are encouraged to play their bagpipes. In past years, pipers, instrument makers, and scholars from the United States, Greece, Sweden, Nigeria, the UK, Scotland, and Ireland have…

Pour with Me Sunday — Healing Through Art

A Message from Firefighter Joanna Overton: Last year I began a monthly art session entitled ‘Pour With Me Sunday.’  During these sessions, that are livestreamed every third Sunday of the month on Instagram and Facebook, I invite the public to paint their stress away. The stress release, calming, and soothing this art form has given…

Trailer Fire on I-10

On March 1, EPFD crews knocked down a trailer fire on I-10 East and Copia. Six vehicles being transported by the trailer were damaged, no injuries reported.