2019 Public Safety Bond

PLANNING AND BUILDING FOR A GROWING COMMUNITY Learn more about the 2019 Public Safety Bond by clicking here to see the presentation. The proposed 2019 Public Safety Bond is the City’s plan to use voter approved bonds to pay for public improvements for the Police and Fire Departments, including vehicles and equipment. If approved by the voters,…

National Fire Fighter Memorial Colorado

By Jay Nicholson The names of 250 firefighters (95 legacy, 155 new) who died in the line of duty this year were immortalized last month during the annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. The event, which annually attracts thousands of firefighters, paramedics and their grieving families, lands one week after the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11…

EPCC Fire Prevention Memorial and Muster Games

By FF Scruggs This week, the First annual Fire Games were hosted by EPCC Fire Tech. 4 high school teams and 1 college team participated. CCTE and Captain Persinger took first place over all!!!! Local 51 provided lunch. Rick Flores and Pete Fabela there to take care of business. Thanks Rick for the report!

Station 5 HazMat Training

By FF Scruggs This afternoon, John Cronin from Farr West (www.farrwestenv.com) stoped by Station 5 to talk with our HazMat team about the new LCD devices. The most widely deployed personal chemical detector, deployed with armed forces globally. The LCD 3.3 can be handheld or clipped to a belt or harness, enabling the user to…

OEM interview with KTSM

By FF Scruggs This week, Madelene Ottilie from KTSM news, interviewed Asst. Chief Rodriguez on the ins and outs of the Office Emergency Management. The El Paso OEM maintains the City/County Emergency Management Basic Plan and its associated annexes and Continuity of Operation Plans (COOPs) for city and county departments.  OEM maintains a training and…

Safe Haven Proclamation

This morning, City Representative, and Mayor Pro Tempore, Claudia Ordaz, issued a proclamation declaring El Paso a Baby Safe Surrender City. As you are aware, Fire Stations are safe surrender points. Anyone may surrender a baby, as long as they are 60 days or younger, at any Fire Station, no questions asked. This is an…

High Angle Rescue Training

Today, L11 and P11 B-Shift did High-Angle Rescue Ops Training at the Training Academy. Here are a few shots of the training.

The Office of Emergency Management earns EMAP accreditation.

This week, the City of El Paso recognized the Office of Emergency Management for their accomplishments in getting accredited by EMAP. EMAP recognizes the ability of emergency management programs to bring together personnel, resources and communications from a variety of agencies and organizations in preparation for and in response to an emergency, Additionally, the National…

Mayor Proclaims Fire Prevention Week

This week, Mayor Margo and the City Council issued a proclamation to recognize the work that the Fire Prevention does for our community. Last week, Fire Prevention Week was celebrated. During the national awareness week, CRR and multiple crews visited elementary schools everyday to bring the safety message and keep our community prepared and safe.

L51 Presidential Debate

L51 MEMBERS ONLY. Local 51 will be hosting the first of its kind Union Presidential debate on Wednesday October 23 at 1900 hours at the Firefighters Hall. All 3 candidates (Joe Tellez, James Younger, Paul Thompson) have agreed to attend and participate. A format for the debate will be given to the candidates along with…