3rd Annual Eight for Eddie 8K Run

On April 21, Up & Running (located at 3233 N. Mesa) hosted the 3rd Annual ‘Eight for Eddie 8K Run.’ A total of 119 runners participated in this year’s Run and awards were given out to those with the fastest speeds. The event was emceed by Deputy Chief Daniel Roy and Eddie’s widow, Vanessa. About…

Condition 2 Fire at La Morenita Circle

On April 20, EPFD crews knocked down a Condition 2 fire at La Morenita Cir. The fire was caused by improperly disposed grill ashes. Within minutes, firefighters contained the fire and prevented it from spreading into the rest of the house and potentially cause injuries and damage to neighboring structures. No injuries were reported.

Five Trainees from 102 Join Paramedic Class #8

Preparing for the next journey… These five EPFD Trainees from Class 102 have been accepted into the Paramedic Class #8 that begins on Monday, April 24, at the Training Academy. The class will be eight months long and upon completion, they will receive a National Registry Paramedic Certification. Good of luck, team!

Last Alarm: Lt. George Adams Baldwin

Former Lt. George Adams Baldwin, Sr., age 89 of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on April 8, 2023, at Auburn Ridge Living Center surrounded by his family. George was born on January 17, 1934, in Portland, Ore., the son of Chester Bebe and Alda Ethel (Adams) Baldwin. He was married to Marie Davis and to…

Condition 3 Apartment Fire at George Dieter Dr.

On April 18, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 3 apartment fire at the 1650 block of George Dieter. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire affecting a single unit and kept it from spreading through the rest of the complex. The apartment occupant and two cats were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported. The…

Class 102 vs Hose Day

Such tenacity! A total of 35 new trainees had the strength to take on the traditional Hose Day today. Welcome to the compound, 102!

Last Alarm: Chief William Frederik Gregersen

Chief William Frederik (“Bill”) Gregersen, age 72, of Cedar Park, TX, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at home, with his wife, Leah, by his side. Chief Gregersen, son of Harry and Mary Eleanor (Behler) Gregersen, was born on November 5, 1950 in Rockford, Illinois. He grew up in El Paso where he attended…

EPFD Obtains Wildland Firefighting Certification

EPFD Firefighter Aaron Sadler and Lieutenant Jay Nicholson attended the Texas A&M Forest Service S-130/S-190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Course hosted by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department on March 30 through April 2. This intensive training is designed to teach entry-level wildland firefighters. Students gained an understanding of the basic incident management organization, firefighting techniques,…

Capt. Arturo Garza Retires

After 30 years of service to the community, Capt. Arturo Garza completed his last day with the department today. He was joined by his family at Station 33 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 Department wish him the…

L1 Participates in Science Fair

On March 30, Ladder 1 was invited to be guest judges at EPISD’s Hart Elementary School’s Science Fair. More than 25 cool projects were critiqued and scored by our guys.