This morning, FST J. Knotts graduated as a Peace Officer as part of the El Paso Police 128th Academy. FST Knotts will now be joining the ranks of the EPFD Fire Marshal’s Office. Congratulations, and congratulations to all of the new EPPD Officers of class 128.
HazMat Training at Station 5
Images of last week’s HazMat training sessions at Fire Station 5. Pictures Courtesy: J Hermosillo
3rd Alarm Fire E Mill Ave
Last night, EPFD units responded to reports of a fire at E Mills Ave. Crews fought throughout the night until the large warehouse fire was put under control. Hotspot suppression operations still ongoing at the scene.
Condition 2 Fire at Crete Dr
This evening, EPFD crews responded to a reports of a house fire at Crete Dr. Crews quickly knocked down a vehicle fire inside of the garage and prevented it from affecting the house. No occupants were inside of the house at the time of the fire. No injuries reported.
Condition 3 Fire at E Yandell
A couple of hours ago, EPFD crews knocked down a Condition 3 fire affecting two houses at the 1400 block of E Yandell. A third structure was affected with minor damage. No injuries reported at this time. Incident under investigation.
FST Beltran Retires
Congratulations to Fire Suppression Technician, Danny Beltran, who worked his final shift last night. He served a total of 21 years in the EPFD. We wish him the very best on all future endeavors!
Hearts of Courage 2021
Thursday morning, Efrain Robles from the El Paso Firefighters Association, along with Rick Flores from 1-800 Board Up and Liz Aranda from Farmers Insurance, paid a visit to the children of the Hospitals of Providence West Oncology as part of the annual ‘Hearts of Courage’ initiative. Together, they filled several holiday stockings with coloring books,…
Last Alarm: Fire Medic Joseph R. Groves
Retired Fire Medic, Joseph “Joe” Richard Groves, passed away peacefully in his home on December 3, 2021. He was surrounded by his 101-year-old mother and his closest friends. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts Yucca Troop at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. During his senior year, “Joe” earned the Eagle Scout Award and…
You’re Invited to Local 51’s Christmas Party
The El Paso Fire Fighters Local 51 Christmas Party will be on Dec. 14 & 15 at the Firefighters Hall located at 3112 Forney Ln. in east El Paso. The party is from 7:00 p.m. to… who knows! Join the Executive Board, your brother & sister firefighters and Santa for an evening of great food,…
Operation Save Santa
The Grinch was at it again and sabotaged Santa’s sleigh on Saturday. Luckily, EPFD crews and law enforcement were called to the War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa, New Mexico where they kept Santa safe as they searched for the green Christmas bandit. Santa flew into this event in style, arriving in his very…