Lt. Parker Dedication Ceremony

Today, The McCall Neighborhood Center recognized EPFD Lt. Divenus Parker for her achievements both as a member of the Fire Department and a member of the community. In her 30 year career, Lt. Parker has brought this Fire Department nothing but successes, pride, and inspiration. She was instrumental in the EPFD Paramedic Program Accreditation process,…

District 3 Bloc Party

Tonight, the EPFD was present at District 3’s Bloc Party where a variety of city services were offered to the community. P14 C Shiftcrews helped by teaching the neighborhood’s residents more about the different services that the Fire Department offers and advised on how to be fire safe.

Pumpers VS Ladders Benefit Game

Yesterday, the community and our firefighters participated in the Pumpers VS Ladders Benefit Game. Children and grown-ups had lots of fun participating in the different activities and helping raise funds to support our firefighters in need. Thank you to everyone who attended, the sponsors and special thanks to Rudy Saucedo Farmers Agent and Ms. Bernardette…

Fit Testing

It’s that time again to get fit tested for your N95 mask and SCBA Location Time and Dates ARFF 0800 to 1600 Aug 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14 Headquarters 0800 to 1600 Aug 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30  Sept 4, 5, 6 Training Academy 0800 to 1600 Sept 11 – 28 Contact your…

FF of the 3rd Quarter 2018

Congratulations to FF Joanna Overton for earning the Firefighter of the 3rd Quarter of 2018 award! Your dedication and commitment truly represent the spirit of the Fire Department. Thank you, Classic American Homes for the continued support to our program.

The Fire Chief’s Corner

Question submitted to the Fire Chief: There seems to be a common theme where personnel who go through the paramedic class don’t become a paramedic but end up doing well on a promotional exam, shortly after failing their national exam. It’s understood that it’s not a requirement to be a paramedic to promote, but should…

State of the Union Address

We had a good turn out from our three shifts and even the President from our Union came out to see what’s up.   Yes, lunch was provided and everyone got a chance to see 911 communication center with a surprise in the bay. The focus this year: Back to Basics It takes us back to the…

Summer Program Public Education Shows

The Community Risk Reduction’s “Gonzo and Sparky Show” was presented at the Cities Parks and Recreation centers, several YMCAs and church youth programs during the summer.  Kids enrolled in these programs got an opportunity to learn valuable lifesaving information about fire safety. Children were educated about the importance of smoke alarms in the home, having…

Central Visit from the City

  It’s not every day we get visitors to Central, but when we do we pull all the stops.  Three of our city council support staff decided to take a field trip and learn about EPFD by visiting Central Fire Station downtown.   The visitors had a blast learning what the firefighters do.  They had…