Fire Deputy Chief Application Period Open

Salary: $92,583.21 – $112,531.97 Annually Opening Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 Closing Date: Friday, June 19, 2020 11:59 PM Exam Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (Time to be announced) Exam Location: To be announced   How to apply:  Go to http://www.elpasotexas.gov and click Departments at the top, then scroll down to Human Resources. The posting will…

Avoiding Health Risks for Public Safety Communicators

The communication center is the nerve center of public safety. They are responsible for the safety of responders, bystanders, victims, and patients. They also keep track of available resources and all units’ status and location. In today’s society, it seems that being at your desk longer makes you more productive. Due to competition in the…

How to Bend Not Break: Building Resilience During a Pandemic

by IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery Resilience is often thought of as the ability to bounce back from life’s adversities or to withstand loss or change. Given the high rate of occupational trauma, the inherent stress of the job, and the toll on family life, we know that fire and EMS personnel…

IAFF July Community Education Webinars on PTSD and Fire Service Culture

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is offering its community education webinar series designed for fire service professionals and clinicians throughout the month of July. Community education webinars are free, open to the public, and hosted through Zoom. TRAUMA IN THE FIRE SERVICE: A DISCUSSION ON POST TRAUMATIC STRESS Join this webinar…

Condition 4 Fire at Hueco Ave.

This morning, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 4 fire at a commercial building at Hueco Ave and Copia St.Crews battled the fire through a thick column of smoke. Upon extinguishing the fire, Fire Marshal’s Office Investigators on the scene began their work to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

Dangerous Heat Wave in El Paso

The NWS has emitted Heat Advisories as temperatures in the borderland are now hitting constant triple digit numbers and are expected to stay that way into the next week. The EPFD and the OEM are reminding the community of steps they can take to stay safe during extreme heat. Avoid strenuous activities and avoid direct…

Condition 3 Fire at Chito Samaniego

Last Saturday, crews responded to a Condition 3 fire at the Red Roof Inn on Chito Samaniego. Crews were able to put a quick stop to the fire and keep it at the room of origin. No injuries were reported.

Next Week’s TXDOT Closures

Pothole Repair Project Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 39 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mesa northbound between Remcon and Sunland Park alternate lane closures. Crews will be repairing potholes. Spall Repair Project Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2Nightly, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-10 westbound between Piedras and Downtown alternate lane closures. Crews will…

Preventing Suicide Among First Responders

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. The highest rate is among middle-aged white men. Suicide numbers among first responders are much worse. The Ruderman White Paper on Mental Health and Suicide of First Responder states that firefighters and law enforcement officers are more likely to die…