Lt. Jose Santiago Retires

After serving 20 years of service with the EPFD and 13 with El Paso EMS, Lt. Jose Santiago completed his last shift today. Thank you for your many years of unwavering dedication to the El Paso Fire Department and to El Paso. Happy retirement Lieutenant, we wish you the best of luck in all of…

FSTs Cordova, Mendoza and Ochoa Graduate from Basic Peace Officer Course

Last week, FST Art Cordova, FST Pascual Mendoza, and FST Rene Ochoa graduated from the Basic Peace Officer Course with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The graduating class was composed of personnel from the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office, the El Paso Fire Department, Horizon City PD, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The…

FPM Wyatt Schmidt Receives Special Recognition

Yesterday, Fire Paramedic Wyatt Schmidt was recognized by the VFW/Auxiliary Post 8782 and Lowe’s Patriotic Honor Board. He was presented with this recognition for his 20 years of service in the military.

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….

Incident Management Team Training

Last week, seven members of the El Paso Fire Department, who volunteered and were selected to participate in the Texas Region 4 All-Hazards Incident Management Team (IMT), attended the MGT314-Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course. This DHS/FEMA certified training was hosted by the Texas A&M Forest Service and TEEX at the National Emergency Response and…

Station 5 Hosts Toy Drive in Honor of Young Boy

Last weekend, Fire Station 5 hosted the Zachariah Memorial Toy Drive in memory of Zachariah Kit Hernandez. His family collected dozens of toys for children, including board games, books, arts & craft activities, and puzzles. Winter wear, clothing items, toiletries, blankets, and personal care items were also donated.  These items will benefit residents in need through many local community…

FF Roberto Avila Jr. Retires

Today, after 20 years of service with the El Paso Fire Department, Firefighter Roberto Avila Jr. completed his last shift. We thank him for his service, dedication and brotherhood and wish him the best of luck on all of his future endeavors.

Holiday Dinner Hosted by Local 51

‘Tis the season!… Earlier this week, the El Paso Association of Firefighters hosted a special holiday dinner at the Firefighters Hall. Families came together for an evening of great food, music and prizes.

Lt. Marcos Guerra Retires

After 29 years of service to the community, Lt. Marcos Guerra completed his last day with the department yesterday. He was joined by his family at Station 20 as his colleagues gathered to wish him well as he gets ready to start a new chapter in his life. The members of the El Paso Fire…

EPFD Donates Christmas Gifts to Nonprofit Organizations

It is always better to give than to receive… Helping people in a personal way is a grand gift to us all. That is what the El Paso Community Foundation’s 34rd Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign is all about– donating gifts to children, the elderly, and people with special needs from different nonprofit organizations across the city. El…