USARSIM Training

The pictures below are from the USARSIM training that was held Dec. 28-30, 2022. Graymar Environmental provided the vacuum truck that was used to remove the victim completely covered in dirt in five minutes. This was the first time they incorporate a vacuum truck in a Trench scenario. Jobe dug the two trenches and Mr….

Celebrating Dia de Reyes

A sweet surprise… Last Friday, Farmers Insurance Agent and EPFD Community Partner, Bernadette Sanchez delivered a Rosca de Reyes (King Cake) to fire stations 26, 5 and Central Fire Station. The Rosca is typically eaten on Jan. 6, also known as Dia de Reyes. The tradition of eating the bread 12 days after Christmas is…

Lt. Tristen Berry Retires

After 29 years and 8 months of service to the community, Lt. Tristen Berry completed his last day with the department on Thursday, Jan. 5. He was joined by his family at Station 30 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…

Condition 3 Fire on N Carolina Dr

Last night, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 3 apartment fire on N Carolina Dr. Crews quickly knocked down the fire, preventing it from affecting the rest of the complex. One patient transported with moderate injuries. One subject in custody. Incident under investigation

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…