This morning, EPFD Special Rescue crews responded to a report of an individual falling 15ft into an empty water tank. Crews successfully rescued the patient and transported him to medical care in stable condition. This call also marked the last call for Kiki Mendoza before his retirement. Thank you for everything sir, best of luck…
Marathon Petroleum Live-Fire Training
This week, EPFD crews trained with Marathon Petroleum’s Emergency Response Team on live-fire scenarios simulating an incident at the refinery. With these training sessions, EPFD crews can be prepared in case of an emergency at the facility while always practicing coordination with the ERT and detecting important areas of improvement so they can effectively respond…
Condition 3 Fire on N Carolina Dr
Last night, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 3 apartment fire on N Carolina Dr. Crews quickly knocked down the fire, preventing it from affecting the rest of the complex. One patient transported with moderate injuries. One subject in custody. Incident under investigation
FPM Wayne Baker Retires
Last Saturday, Fire Paramedic Baker retired after 20 years of service in the El Paso Fire Fire Department. A ceremony was held at Station 32 where he was handed the station flag at shift change and was presented with a gift from his fellow firefighters at the station. Thank you for your service FMP Baker….
2nd Alarm Fire at El Paso St
This morning, EPFD crews responded to a Second Alarm Fire at a Commercial Location on the 300 block of S El Paso St. 18 units and 50+ firefighters knocked down the fire and kept it contained to the origin structure. No injuries were reported. The incident is under investigation.
Class 98 Red Helmet Ceremony
After a year of hard work, class 98 traded their yellow helmets for red ones. The traditional red helmet ceremony symbolizes the passage from a probationary firefighter to a fully-fledged El Paso Fire Department Firefighter. Congratulations Class 98!
911 Comms Receives ACE Accreditation
Yesterday, 911 Communications unveiled its new plaque celebrating achieving an ACE Accreditation from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. An ACE designation is reserved for high-performing agencies that consistently put in the work to achieve excellence. It’s a distinguished award and badge of honor for those who go all-in to cultivate center-wide pride, teamwork, and…
Veterans of Foreign Wars 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Last night, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 812 held a memorial ceremony honoring the lives of those lost at the World Trade Center and the members of the military lost during the operations in response to 9/11. During the ceremony, multiple local first responders were recognized, among them EPFD Firefighter of the Year Lieutenant…
Tunnel to the Towers Foundation Helps FST Eddie “Lurch” Ramirez’s Family
The El Paso Fire Department would like to thank the Tunnel to the Towers foundation for the great act of kindness they did in support of the family of one of our brothers that tragically passed away 2 years ago. In honor of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation…
Free Ribeye for First Responders
The Edge of Texas is offering free 6oz Ribeyes for all first responders on Sept. 11 from Noon to 1700. Simply show your badge/ID at the location.