Ret. Capt. “Mando” Hernandez Funeral

Today, we bid farewell to Retired EPFD Capt. “Mando” Hernandez. Capt. Hernandez served the EPFD for 25 years, from 1966-1991. The ceremony was held at the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, where a flag display was set up in his honor. The Fire Department’s Honor Guard and the Pipes and Drums Band were present as well.

Firefighters Honored at El Paso’s 5.11 Grand Opening

This morning, 5.11 Tactical opened the doors of their first store in El Paso. As part of the celebration, they invited some of our firefighters to honor them at the ceremony. FST Gonzales, our 2018 FF of the Year, FF Garcia, part of the FF Unit of the 1st Quarter, attended the ceremony to receive…

Condition 3 Fire at Magoffin

This afternoon, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 3 Fire at a vacant house at Magoffin Ave. and St. Vrain. 14 units and 35 firefighters quickly contained the fire and prevented any adjacent structures from being damaged by the fire. The fire is currently under investigation. No injuries were reported.

RIP Retired Capt. Armando Hernandez

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of retired EPFD Capt., Armando Hernandez. We are gathering more information right now but services are as follows: The viewing will be on Sunday, 06/23/2019 5:00 – 9:00 at Perches Funeral Home at Hondo Pass. The service will be on Monday, 06/24/2019 at Perches Funeral…

Asst. Fire Chief Dieter Retires

After serving the Fire Department for 26 years, Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Dieter is enjoying his last day before retirement. EPFD HQ members organized a luncheon to thank Chief Dieters for all those years he dedicated to the Department and wish him good luck. Chief Dieter, we wish you the best of lucks on your…

Promotion Ceremony Summer 2019

Years of hard work, thousands of hours of study and serving the community in countless emergencies, are just a few of the sacrifices and experiences behind each rank that an El Paso Firefighter achieves. Last night, the El Paso Fire Department honored over 20 firefighters who have recently been promoted. During the ceremony, the Firefighters…

Borderland 100 Club and 1-800-Board-Up Support EPFD Members

Today, the Borderland 100 Club and 1-800-Board-Up showed up at 20’s with a very special gift for FF Montoya. The Borderland 100 Club is a group dedicated to supporting El Paso’s first responders during difficult times. When EPSCO Deputy Herrera was killed in the line of duty, they quickly mobilized and provided the Deputy’s family…

A Thank You Note For P12C & R12C

Hi there! I just wanted to send a message and say a huge thank you for the men that came out and helped me at Walmart on Tuesday. My water broke 11 days early, at Walmart around 2:05 PM June 18th. Despite my embarrassment, an ambulance needed to be called and the guys who came…

Water Rescue Team Media Demonstration

With the river and the canals full of water this summer, the Water Rescue Team has been a main topic with the media. For the past few weeks, Capt. Menendez has been talking on camera about what the team does. This week, they had a demonstration for the media. We usually have very few instances…