May Day CPR 2018

A day of fun and safety on May Day CPR 2018. May Day CPR is a yearly event organized by the #EPFD and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso. Free Hands-Only CPR training was provided along with fun family activities that included raffles, jumping balloons, music, and free hot-dogs and burgers cooked by the Fire Department’s…

MDA Fill the Boot Kickoff

Today, El Paso Firefighters and the MDA foundation hosted their annual “Fill The Boot” campaign event at #EPFD Station 11. Each year, firefighters from across the nation, along with the MDA foundation, fundraise to help the research and development for a cure for Muscular Dystrophy and to send children patients to the MDA Camp in New Mexico…

Run for The Wall 2018

This morning, the “Run to the Wall” riders were greeted by enthusiastic El Pasoans and L22-B crews while they were driving through the city in support of Run for The Wall 2018. Run to The Wall is a yearly motorcycle run, veterans from all across the nation ride together to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in…

EPFD Summer Camp Taking Applications

We are excited to offer this unique opportunity for local youth to gain an understanding of fire and life safety issues while developing valuable skills used in search and rescue operations, team-building skills, and become an advocate for safety and the El Paso Fire Department. The Summer Youth Camp is limited to 15 students between…

Firefighters in Support of MDA’s Fill the Boot Campaign

As everyone gears up for this year’s MDA Fill the Boot campaign, firefighters are already working on promoting the campaign. Crews were recorded for a video to promote the Fill the Booth efforts in El Paso. The video will be promoted through the MDA’s Youtube accounts. Also, at this week’s City Council Meeting, firefighters received the…

Fundraiser for Lt. Rodriguez

EPFD Lt. Rafa Rodriguez needs our help. Lt. Rodriguez was diagnosed with throat cancer, he has started with his treatment but his expenses are quickly adding up. A GoFund Me page has been set up for Lt. Rodriguez to raise money and help him with the rising cost of his health care. Please share the…

Local 51 First Responders Night

Your Local 51 Executive Board would like to invite you out to First Responders Night with the Chihuahuas.  This will be the first of many events that will be sponsored by Local 51. The game will be May 20th, 2018 with first pitch scheduled at 6:05 pm.   Opening Ceremonies will include our very own…

EPFD Fleet Among the Best in the Americas

Only Fire Department Recognized in North America Recently, the National Association of Fleet Administrators Institute recognized the City of El Paso’s Fire Department Fleet Maintenance division as one of 2018’s 100 Best Fleets in the Americas™. The 100 Best Fleets program recognizes and rewards peak performing fleet operations in North America. Currently, in its sixteenth…

Hospitals Of Providence Cereal Drive

Hospitals of Providence is organizing a Cereal Drive, from June 1-8 to help children. They are also looking for challengers for their cereal eating contest. The goal of the cereal drive is to feed breakfast to area children that depend on the school systems for nutrition during summer months. If you are interested in participating…

Firefighter of 2Q-2018

Congratulations to FST Gonzalez for earning the award of the Firefighter of the 2nd Quarter of 2018! Today, at a ceremony at Central Station, Capt. Roy presented FST Gonzalez with the award. American Homes also presented a plaque to commemorate the occasion and brought some lunch for the FST Eric J. Gonzalez and the crews. The…

Relay Races and Challenges at UMC

Community Risk Reduction and Training Academy staff were present at the ”Caring is our Calling” Appreciation Day, organized by UMC and the Children’s Hospital Doctors, nurses and health professionals faced each other in a relay race that had the participants facing several challenges as preparing a fire hose, knocking down some targets and working as…

Lube N’ Go First Responders Program

As a token of appreciation to the El Paso Fire Department, Lube N’ Go is offering a 10% discount on all services for First Responders.  This excludes State Inspections. Lube N’ Go locations can be found at https://www.google.com/maps/search/lube+n+go/@31.7292179,-106.5717936,12.34z