Rusk Hands-Only CPR

El Paso Fire Department’s Training Academy is out and about helping parents and school employees learn hands-only CPR. This time it was Rusk Elementary’s faculty and staff turn. According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a…

Pull for Trauma Fundraiser

BorderRAC has organized a Trap Shoot fundraiser for May 18, 2019. The event will be held at the El Paso Skeet & Trap Club ( 9817 Alameda Ave. Socorro TX 79927) Registration/Check in at 8:00 AM Shooting starts at 9:00 AM Each shooter will shoot two rounds of 25 targets each. (Must bring your own…

Training In El Paso Water Rescue

By P. Scruggs On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, I was running late to the Water Rescue Training at the El Paso Fire Academy. It was 1300 hrs “I just made it”, I told myself as I looked down at the car outside. The temp gauge read 84 degrees “Wow, it’s going to be hot and…

Animal Services Needs You!

Animal Services and The El Paso Fire Department are looking for participants for the Furry Friday photoshoots. Every Friday we are posting firefighters with rescue pets pics to help encourage adoption. We are always looking for volunteers! If you are interested, send us an email to aguilardex@elpasotexas.gov

A Special Visit to Station 5

On March 8, Station 5’s had a very special visit from a group of school children who are deaf. Interpreters helped the firefighters show the kids around and explain more of how a Fire Station works. Community Risk Prevention took the change to show how some of the new bed shaker alarms work. If you…

Discounted Tickets for the Chihuahuas

The Salvation Army has partnered with the Chihuahuas to offer discounted tickets. A portion of the proceeds of the tickets sold will help the families they shelter at the salvation army. Game: El Paso Chihuahuas vs. Las Vegas Aviators Date: Sunday April 7th,2019 Time: 1:05pm Location: Southwest University Park Price: $16.00 Call (915) 544-9811 ext 75213 confirm your seats! Hurry while supplies…

Back to Basics – Fire Phone

Do you ever wonder why stations have two phones? The Business line is a regular phone line that we use for the public and to conduct day to day communications outside to the public. The House phone or better known as the Fire Phone is a line that is on a closed circuit that is…

Working Fire at Morehead

Last Friday, #EPFD crews responded to a Condition 1 working Fire in a vacant house at the 2600 block of Morehead. El Paso Firefighters quickly contained the fire and inspected the structure for any hotspots. No injuries were reported.

Condition 2 Fire at Joaquin Ct

Last night, Last night, #EPFD Crews responded to a condition 2 Fire at the 8600 block of Joaquin Ct. Firefighters contained a fire inside of a vacant house. No injuries were reported. 13 units and 34 firefighters responded to the incident. Damage estimates and the cause of the fire are currently under investigation.

Ret Lt. Pat Coleman

It is with great sorrow that the EPFD informs of the passing of Ret. LT. Pat Coleman. Patrick Joseph Coleman, 78 passed away on January 23, 2019, resting peacefully in his El Paso, TX home surrounded by his children and loved ones. Born August 3, 1940, to William and Cordelia Coleman, El Paso, TX. Patrick…