Parade Safety Tips

With the upcoming holiday season, El Paso will be enjoying multiple parades throughout the city. While attending parades is generally a fun and safe family activity, the El Paso Fire Department is providing the following safety tips to help our community avoid any accidents during these events: • Plan ahead. Arriving early allows you to…

Thank You Letter to Communications

Communications recently received the thank you letter below. Chief Candelaria provided a scan so it could be shared with the rest of the Dept. Excellent work, as always, from our 911 Communications team.

Juarez Fire Dept. Purchases 2 EPFD Apparatus

This was a special week for the city of El Paso and Juarez. Both city councils meet this past Wednesday to update and discuss a broad variety of events and activities regarding joint efforts on Economic Development, Bridges, and Museums and Cultural Affairs. During the meeting, the El Paso Fire Department was authorized to sell…

Everyone Loves Firetrucks

by FF Scruggs This Wednesday, these two beauties: a 1993 Pierce Lance, 100′ aerial and a 1994 Pierce Lance, 1500 GPM Pumper, were sold to the city of Juarez, but in the meantime, they had a few visitors. Jodun and Jes, a British couple that was passing through El Paso from California on to Florida,…

Extreme Weather Task Force and Blanket Drive Kick off

This week the Extreme Weather Task Force had a press conference to warn the citizen of El Paso and the southwest region to be on the lookout for the winter season. It also announces the beginning of the winter blanket collection campaign. Be on the lookout for the Elderly and needy Families who are at-risk…

District 7 First Responders Appreciation Dinner

Good morning: On behalf of Representative Rivera, El Paso Firefighters IAFF Local 51 and Wal-Mart, I would like to invite you and a guest to attend our Appreciation Dinner for El Paso First Responders. Representative Rivera and the District 7 Office are grateful for you all and your continued dedication to providing emergency response, prevention, preparedness…

Open Enrollment Ends November 8

Uniformed Open Enrollment ends November 8! Make sure you got all your changes in. Even if you are not changing anything, it doesn’t hurt to double check and make sure that all your selections are as you want them. The system will stop accepting changes at 11:59:59 PM on November 8. So make sure you…

Car Seat Inspections – Winter Schedule

During the month of November, The El Paso Fire Department will host several car seat inspection and installation events. On-site certified technicians will offer free car seat checks and will educate parents and caregivers about proper car seat installation. Interested parties must set up an appointment and can do so by calling (915) 212-5699; limited…

Scam Alert – Phone Calls

The El Paso Firefighters Association – Local 51 does NOT solicit money via phone calls, email or text messaging. It has been reported that phone calls asking for money for the firefighter cancer fund have been received. Local 51 is currently fundraising through the sale of raffle tickets only. If in doubt, please contact Local…

Second Alarm Fire at South Stanton

Earlier this morning, EPFD crews responded to reports of a fire at a building located at the 400 block of S. Stanton. Upon arrival the crews quickly contained a dumpster fire and reported that the fire was affecting the roof of the structure as well. The incident was then upgraded until it reached a second…