Yoga for First Responders

The Office of Emergency Management Resiliency Steering Committee is offering a free, in-person Yoga Program for El Paso Fire Fighters and their families. This yoga program is government funded through the August 3rd Family Resiliency Center (FRC) and West Texas Responders nonprofit organization. Currently, they are providing yoga classes for Law Enforcement Responders and now have…

VFW Post 812 Recognized Fire Unit of the Year

Tonight, the VFW Post 812, recognized EPFD Lt. T Burns and FST M. Avalos, our standing fire unit of the year. Lt. Burns and FST Avalos have been recognized for their commitment to our community, which extends beyond their service in the Fire Dept. Together they started a non profit organization dedicated to fundraising for…

9/11 Stair Climb at the TA

This morning, the EPFD Training staff climbed the burn tower several times in honor of the 343 firefighters lost on September 11. On that day, FDNY personnel went up 110 stories of the World Trade Center to provide assistance. For most of them, that was the last time they were seen alive. Today, we stop…

UTEP Stair Climb

This afternoon, a group of EPFD firefighters visited the Sun Bowl where, in full gear, they climbed every single row in the stadium up and down as a tribute to the first responders we lost on September 11. #NeverForget

L51 Hand Sanitizer Donation

The El Paso Association of Firefighters, Local 51 received a donation of 60 hand sanitizers and handed them out to uniformed and civilian public safety employees at the 911 communications center on Friday, September 4, 2020. The donation was made possible by Gary Lawson, who is an attorney for the El Paso Fire and Police Pension Fund, and also…

Special Rescue at Transmountain

Today, the EPFD crews successfully rescued a minor who fell down from the picnic area on Transmountain. During the incident, a nurse saw the child fall and went down the steep and dangerous slope, risking her own safety, to assist while the help arrived. EPFD COMSAR and Special Rescue Units brought back the patient to…

Assistant Chief John P. Killings

I am proud to announce that I have appointed Jonathan P. Killings as a new Assistant Fire Chief. Chief Killings brings over 20 years of experience to this position and is a welcomed addition to the administrative division. Chief Killings’ is a paramedic with extensive experience in 911, training academy and special teams all of…

Burn Survivor Child EPFD Partner

3 years ago, then 9-year-old Ivan was involved in an accident that resulted in burn injuries to his left arm, legs, and torso; over 60% of his body. Not to be defeated by this, Ivan has not only remained strong but proactive too: during the past years, Ivan has joined the El Paso Fire Department…

Passing of Retired FST John W. Megason

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Firefighter Trey Megason for the loss of his grandfather FST John W. Megason, age 78 on Saturday August 8, 2020. FST John W. Megason was the second eldest son of James T. and Louise Megason. Born October 22, 1941 in Texarkana, TX. He served with the El Paso Fire…