The Fire Chief’s Corner

Question submitted to the Fire Chief: There seems to be a common theme where personnel who go through the paramedic class don’t become a paramedic but end up doing well on a promotional exam, shortly after failing their national exam. It’s understood that it’s not a requirement to be a paramedic to promote, but should…

Annual Dive training for Water Rescue

The EPFD Water Rescue team has finished it’s annual dive training.  Raymon Carreon was kind enough to share let’s take a look Thanks, Raymon Carreon for sharing.

Passing of Ret. LT. Hershenberg

It is with great sadness that we inform of the passing of Retired EPFD Lieutenant Luis “Red” Hershenberg Jr. Lt. Hershenberg served the citizens of El Paso from 1960 through 1980. Lt. Hershenberg’s last assignment was at Station 19 on McRae. A memorial service will be held at the World of Life Church (11675 Pratt…

Independance Day Parade

Every year, the Rotary West Club organizes a parade for the 4th of July. This year’s theme was first responders so, of course, the El Paso Fire Department was there.    

Benefit Event for Lt. Rafa Rodriguez

EPFD Personnel, Please help support the upcoming fundraiser for Lt. Rafa Rodriguez from L24 “A” shift. See attachment and help spread the word. See you all there. Questions may be directed to FST Mike Olivas B6 “A” Shift.  Respectfully, Rick Flores Local 51

Passing of Ret. Lieutenant Joseph Kowalewski

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of EPFD Retired Lieutenant Joseph “Fred” Kowalewski. After serving in the military, Lieutenant Kowalewski​ joined the Fire Department’s Training Academy in 1964. Upon the completing of his training and becoming a firefighter in January of 1965, he served the department for the next 22…

Chief Rodriguez Retires

After 32 years of service, Assistant Chief Samuel Rodriguez has announced his retirement from the El Paso Fire Department. Last week, a retirement celebration was done to wish the Chief good luck in his retirement. Chief Rodriguez and several members of the Department shared some of the stories about their service together. Chief Rodriguez received…

Old ARFF 1, New ARFF 1

Today, the EPFD’s ARFF Division donated their old ARFF 1 unit to the Lee County Airport. A small “Wet-Down” style ceremony and a cookout were held to celebrate the occasion, that also included the official welcoming of the most recent ARFF 1.