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…

Nutrition for Firefighters: 3 Simple Truths

The next time you walk past a fast-food restaurant, look through the window and observe the consequences of adverse consumption The effect of sound nutrition on physical performance, appearance and health are undeniable. Simply stated, if you want to look, feel and move like a Ferrari, you’d better consume a diet rich in high-octane foods….

Fire Up Your Health Virtual Wellness Presentation

El Paso Fire Department Health and Safety Division will do a special presentation on Friday June, 26 at noon. The Safety Division will be discussing how to prevent accidents, stay safe and be healthy during the summer months. Click link below to Join Zoom Meeting at 12:00  PMFire Up Your Health Zoom Link For all…

EP Electric, Texas Gas and Girls Scouts Donation to EPFD Stations

Last week, EP Electric and Texas Gas came together and purchased cookies for all the First Responders at the EPFD Stations and the 911 Communications Center. See below for EP Electric’s release and some photos of the delivery. El Paso Electric and Texas Gas Service Unite to Honor El Paso’s Community Heroes EL PASO, Texas…

Heat Safety

Few occupations stress the human body to the degree experienced in the Fire Service. In an effort to overcome some environmental and thermal stressors, the Health & Safety Division is advising the importance of staying hydrated and utilizing active cooling to help overcome and prevent Heat Stress Injuries. Here are some tips to help fight these…

Safety Stand-Down 2020

Building a Superhighway to Safety – Protecting our Responders on Roadways Taking place each year during the third week of June, Safety Stand-Down highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for the fire and emergency services. Departments and personnel are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on safety…

El Paso INC: Interview With Chief Rodriguez

Originally published on El Paso INC. Deputy Chief Jorge A. Rodriguez, 42, is the man with a plan of action.  Since 2017, Rodriguez has served as the El Paso City-County emergency operations coordinator, and is assistant fire chief of technical services for the El Paso Fire Department.  His daily directive is to prevent and prepare…

Wellconnect June 2020

Avoid Aggressive Driving Celebrate National Safety Month by putting the brakes on aggressive driving. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration research shows that aggressive driving plays a role in 56% of fatal crashes. Aggressive driving is the operation of a motor vehicle that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” (Road rage is a…

Special Rescue at Transmountain

Earlier today, EPFD crews responded to the scene of a vehicle that drove off Transmountain. Crews quickly reached the patient, a 19yro male, and provided medical care while a special rescue was prepared. The patient was brought up to safety and transported with minor injuries. EPPD and EPSO assisted at the scene.