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.
Community Health Division Holds Strategic Planning Session
Last Friday, the Community Health Division (CHD) held a strategic planning session at the EOC. The CHD brought external stakeholders from the community to plan which direction they needed to go in regarding community health needs. Stakeholders included persons from the Department of Health, Paso Del Norte Foundation, area hospital leadership, mental health professionals and…
City of El Paso Appoints New Fire Chief
The City of El Paso is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Killings as the City’s Fire Chief. Killings, who has been serving as Interim Fire Chief since May 2022, graduated from the El Paso Fire Academy in 1998 and has served in all ranks within the Fire Department making him the ideal candidate…
An Invitation from Local 51
The El Paso Association of Firefighters invites you to a special holiday dinner Dec. 13 & 14. The dinner will take place at the Firefighters Hall located at 3112 Forney Ln. at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring their families for an evening of great food, festivities and fellowship. There will be door prizes,…
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!
New Bubba’s 33 Restaurant Donates Food
Everything tastes better when it’s free… The new Bubba’s 33 Restaurant in east El Paso will be opening its doors on Dec. 12 but before serving the public, they wanted to treat our guys first to some of their best dishes. Fire stations 5, 18 and 24 got to taste several menu items made from…
Fleet Services Technician Hernandez Retires
Last month, Fleet Services Technician Ruben Hernandez retired after 25 years of service to the El Paso Fire Department. The EPFD would like to thank him for his years of unwavering dedication to the department and the community. pictures courtesy: Manuel Maldonado, Logistics Captain
Hose Day Sneaks Up On Class 101
Just when everyone thought Hose Day was gone for good, it came out of the shadows and surprised Class 101. A total of 48 new trainees were tested to their limits as they took on the almighty Hose Day yesterday.
Injured Hiker Rescued
Last week, the Combined Search and Rescue Team successfully rescued an injured hiker and transported them to medical care. The rescue was made by a team comprised of El Paso Fire, Horizon Fire, Montana Vista Fire, Texas State Parks, El Paso Police, El Paso Sheriff, El Paso County Fire Marshals and Horizon Police. No other…
Thanksgiving Parade 2022
On Thanksgiving Day, the EPFD participated in the 86th Sun Bowl Parade. Quint 7, Pumper 3, Rescue 3, the EPFD Honor Guard, 911 Communications, Class 101, Engine 2 and Interim Fire Chief Killings represented the department in the traditional parade attended by thousands of members of our community.