Civilian and FF Unit of the 1st QT

This month, The Office of Emergency Management’s Public Safety Planner Alfred Chavez was recognized as the Civilian of the 1st Quarter. Pumper 20-B and Rescue 19-B were recognized as the unit of the First Quarter. Congratulations to all of you! Your passion and commitment truly represent the ideals of the El Paso Fire Department and…

Research . . . Social Media Causes Depression

There has been quite a bit of research on the adverse impacts of social media on well-being. The most recent research focused on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. With more social media use, symptoms of depression are likely to occur. And those who are already depressed can expect the condition to worsen with more social media…

New Physical Activity Guidelines

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention has released its updated “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.” Only 26% of men, 19% of women, and 20% of adolescents meet these recommendations. For adults, that’s 150 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity and two days of muscle-strengthening activity. Will you have a New Year’s resolution focused…

Don’t Fear the Promotion

I have moved up rapidly in my career and fear that I am not prepared for so much responsibility so quickly. I should be, but it does not feel that way. My big worry is being at a meeting and senior management suddenly realizing I am not qualified for this job! Your fears may be…

Online Gambling Addiction

Addiction to online gambling is a growing problem. Research shows it predominantly affects teens and young adults, particularly men. Although online gambling addiction and traditional gambling addiction are similarly diagnosed, the anywhere, anytime, out-of-sight aspect of online gambling via the internet makes it particularly menacing. To help a problem gambler, seek help for yourself, first….

Dependability in the Workplace

The need to be dependable at work is obvious, but there’s a lot to it. All bosses have a feel for how dependable their individual employees are. These workers are prized because supervisors don’t have to worry about them. Your path to building an outstanding reputation as a dependable worker is consistency. Be consistent in…

Trek of Everest

On October 31st, 2018, seven El Paso Fire Department firefighters along with a nurse from Sierra and an Assistant Chief from Spokane Washington departed on a trip of a lifetime to the base of Everest.  The following personnel went on the trip: Frank Perry…Danny Medrano…Edward Snyder…Bernardo Rodriguez…Juan Rodriguez…Jorge Cortez…Sergio Renteria… Mark John (Washington)…Vince (Sierra Hospital)…

Suprise Guest for Chad Gill

During FST Chad Gill’s last shift he was expecting the guys to get together, make jokes, and cheer for him. However he was not expecting City Council man District 7 Henry Rivera to come and join in.

Christmas Lunch In

The Friday before winter holiday, Administration, Logistics, PSO, FMR, OEM, and FPD got to gather for a Lunch-In on the 5th floor

Bill Adler Hose testing Suprise

FST Bill Adler was in the middle of hose testing when the Deputy and Assistant Chief pulled up with a little surprise for him. If you did not know Bill was on his last shift of a great career at the El Paso Fire Department. Congratulations on your retirement from the department we wish you…