COVID-19 in El Paso: Latest Update

Last updated on July 10: The number of positive cases reported by the Dept. of Public Health is 8,746 of which 5,341 have recovered and 3,255 remain active. 150 deaths have been recorded in the County of El Paso. The latest directives in El Paso include postponing school until September, 2020. See below: Public Health…

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…

Anonymous Fan Donation at 22’s

This week, an anonymous donor sent a pallet with a 100 fans for the Extreme Weather Task Force at Station 22. This fans will help the EWTF help 100 families in need of cooling at home during these hot summer months. If you have fans ready for pickup at your station remember to let the…

Passing of Retired Firefighter Andrew Machristie Jr.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Andrew Machristie Jr. who passed away on July 22, 2020 in the presence of his family. Andrew Machristie Jr. served his community for 21 years as an El Paso Firefighter and continued to work in our community for an additional 12 years…

New Wellness Clinics

Brothers and Sisters, Attached you will find information on the new Wellness clinics being provided by the City. Please print and distribute accordingly. It is recommended that you call and make an appointment. You should also ask about any policies related to COVID-19 before going. Make sure to mention that you’re a City employee. You…

Health and Safety: Supplement Energy/Snack Bars

If you’ve read the promotional books you’ve heard “the Specialists” talk about incorporating all 3 macronutrients at meal and snack time in order to stabilize glucose levels.  We can compare this to the current coronavirus pandemic, you hear people talk about “flattening the curve.” In a way, we want to do this with our blood…

KTSM Story on 911 Comms

Emergency dispatchers powered through the pain of August 3 Originally Published or KTSM on Aug 3, 2020 EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso 911 dispatchers are among the unsung heroes of August 3, 2019. Each of them provided a voice of calm and reason during the chaos and fear. Their actions that morning saved…

El Paso Times Story About 911 – Aug 3

From El Paso Times. Published on July 30, 2020 Emergency call taker Bernardette Falcon and fire dispatcher Jacqueline Castro clocked in sometime before 6:30 a.m. for the day shift. No radio traffic was coming in, so Castro and her coworkers walked around, got an extra cup of coffee from the cafeteria and talked about how slow that Saturday…

EPFD Class Ring Found by PD

PD found an EPFD Class Ring in possession of a subject they arrested. They sent the photos below. If you are the owner of this ring, please contact: Officer Oscar A. Giron Jr. at 2075@elpasotexas.govor call him at 915-212-4153.

Thank You Letter From Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza

Logistic’s Sergio Ulloa would like to share with the rest of the Department a Thank You Letter made by the Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza on Burgundy Dr. Thank you for all of the amazing job you all do day in and day out!

Condition 3 Fire at Northwind

Last Sunday, EPFD units responded to a Condition 3 House Fire. Crews battled the fire under triple digit temperatures and quickly put a stop to the incident, preventing any injuries and keeping the fire from damaging additional homes.