Station Workout With FF Knotts

FF Knotts has been creating some great videos on different workout routines and he would like to share them with the rest of the Dept. Check them out below! This post will be pinned to the top and updated anytime a new video gets shared. Special thanks to FF Jared Knotts for allowing the use…

COVID-19 in El Paso: Latest Update

Last Updated on October 29, 2020  The Department of Public Health (DPH) and Office of Emergency Management are urging the public to adhere to all established health orders and guidelines to the fullest for the next two weeks in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community: most importantly the appeal to stay…

Mental Health Resources Available for First Responders

First responders are faced with a myriad of stressors that go beyond what the general population may experience. The phrase “fit for duty” for first responders has historically only accounted for good physical health for the duties related to one’s job. However, recent evidence-based research indicates that maintaining one’s behavioral health is equally important. The…

Pictures from the Line: Q31-B Assists USBP

This week, Q31-B assisted the USBP to rescue a group of individuals that were stuck on one of the railroad bridges at Executive and Paisano. The collaborative effort helped bring down the individuals to safety with no injuries reported. Photos by EPFD FF Shaughnessy

Condition 4 Fire at Montana Motel

Earlier this morning, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 4 fire at the Montana Motel on Montana Ave. 40 firefighters and 17 units contained a fire affecting a room on the back of the motel, quickly putting a stop to it and preventing it from spreading out to the rest of the building. No injuries…

Passing of Ret. FST Jodie H. Labree

It is with great sorrow that I inform of the passing of Retired Fire Suppression Technician Jodie Henry Labree who passed away on October 10, 2020.FST Jodie H. LaBree who was born on December 4, 1930, is survived by his wife of more than 65 years Frances Burris LaBree, sons Kenneth, and Mark. Grandchildren Jason,…

Saving Our Own

by Chief Joseph Weissbard With nearly 22 years approaching on my career, I look back at many events both on and off the job that stand out. Some are the most joyous and exciting moments most of will ever experience, while others, naturally are the things we would rather forget and would not wish upon…

Triennial Exercise at EPIA

Today, El Paso Fire Department, 911 Communications, the Office of Emergency Management, the El Paso International Airport and multiple emergency agencies participated in the triennial exercise at the airport. The exercise simulated an emergency incident involving aircraft on the runway and allows all involved agencies to keep their skills sharp and detect any areas of…

ARFF Live Fire Training

This week, EPFD ARFF crews participated in live-fire training sessions that help maintain the constant readiness and skills necessary to respond to any emergencies our community might face. The training included day and night sessions and crash truck evolutions as well.

Condition 2 Fire at E Wyoming

Last night, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 2 fire at the 900 block of E. Wyoming. 9 units and 21 firefighters contained a fire in a small structure behind an apartment building. No injuries or additional damages reported at this time. The incident is under investigation.

Yoga for First Responders

The Office of Emergency Management Resiliency Steering Committee is offering a free, in-person Yoga Program for El Paso Fire Fighters and their families. This yoga program is government funded through the August 3rd Family Resiliency Center (FRC) and West Texas Responders nonprofit organization. Currently, they are providing yoga classes for Law Enforcement Responders and now have…