Condition 1 Virginia and Magoffin

by FF Scruggs This week, B1 responded to a condition 1 at Virginia and Magoffin, the building was vacant at the time and no injuries were reported. Cause, Cost, and Damage are being investigated. 13 fire units and 30 fire personnel responded to the incident.

Eyes In the Sky

by FF Scruggs KTSM stopped by the OEM to talk with FST Craig Dagen about the drone program and how it has been used to assist the line companies during calls.

Second Alarm Fire at Wren Ave.

On December 31st, 60 firefighters responded to a Second Alarm Fire at the Friedman Recycling plant in Northeast El Paso. For multiple hours the crews worked hard to suffocate the fire and make sure that no hotspots were left. No injuries were reported during the incident.

Happy and Safe Holidays

Wishing you and your families a safe and happy holiday season. Mario M. D’Agostino Fire Chief El Paso Fire Department

Visiting the Reynolds Home

This week, EPPD Officer DeMunbrun coordinated a visit to the Reynolds Home and have First Responders visit the children along with Santa Claus. EPFD, EPPD, and EPCSO crews had a great time with the children and Santa Claus, brought some gifts and taught a few things about the Fire Service and Law Enforcement. Thank you…

Service Awards At City Hall

This week, City Council recognized multiple EPFD members for serving the city for 20, 25 and 35 years. Congratulations! To those who were unable to attend the ceremony but already reached enough years for a service award, City HR will be sending them out shortly.

Deputy Chief Application Period Open

For a details on this position please follow this link Application Starts – Friday, January 10, 2020 ; Ends Friday, January 24, 2019 and the Exam is February 7, 2020. Go to and click Departments at the top, then Human Resources from the drop down menu.  The posting will be found under “Employment” in…

Western Tech, EPFD and Extreme Weather Task force – Blankets

Captain Fernando Zeh, helped give a boost to the Extreme Weather Taskforce blanket total this past Thursday. Earlier this year, Miriam Ortega and Leticia Moreno of Western Tech put together a donation box to collect blanket for those in need. Miriam reached out to Captain Fernando Zeh and explained that Western Tech had collected over…

Take Care of Yourself So You Can Take Care of others.

Self-care is not just about getting enough sleep, eating well, or taking time off for a massage. Rather, it is a conscious process of being attentive to your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, but with a goal in mind—to build resilience that allows you to be more capable of bouncing back from adversity and managing…

The EPFD and KVIA team up for PSA on Christmas Tree Safety

Danger in Disguise: Preventing a Christmas tree fire this season EL PASO, Texas — A favorite holiday tradition could pose a fire risk if done incorrectly: Christmas trees. As holiday decorations go up, and heaters come out, there are several things to remember to ensure a safe holiday and prevent a fire. “Everybody’s thinking about…