COVID-19 EPFD Update

Released today during the City Council Meeting was a presumptive positive test that we had come back for one of our own.  We have confirmed that this positive test is related to the individuals travel and not an exposure related to department operations.  This firefighter was quarantined and tested based on his travel and never…

Maintain Healthy Lungs to Fight COVID-19

You are at higher risk of a deadly outcome from COVID-19 if you smoke. Smoking increases your risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and adversely affects your immune system. Now is the time to stop using tobacco, and to give up vaping and marijuana—whatever can deplete lung functioning. Many changes in society are likely…

Improve Depression Treatment with Talk Therapy

Talk to your doctor about adding talk therapy (counseling) to help treat depression more efficiently in addition to any pharmaceutical intervention you have been given. Talk therapy may 1) help you prevent negative self-talk scripts that are naturally associated with depression, but can make the condition feel worse; 2) assist you in feeling better faster…

COVID-19: Reducing Fear and Anxiety

Uncertainty about what’s going to happen with COVID-19 and its impact on everyone can have you feeling anxious and fearful. Whether you are concerned about your job or an elderly family member, getting food and supplies, or even getting sick yourself—you have an important goal: combat this stress and stay calm. Here’s how: 1) Practice…

Condition 2 Fire at Pershing

This Thursday, 15 units 37 personnel responded to the Condition 2 working fire. No injuries were reported, 3 residents and 2 pets were safely evacuated. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

How Soap Kills COVID-19

You’ve been told a thousand times: wash your hands to stop the spread of COVID-19. But why does this work so well? It has to do with the way the soap molecules are able to absolutely demolish viruses, like the coronavirus. Vox explains what makes plain old soap so effective.

The City Launches COVID-19 Resources Website

The City of El Paso has prepared a website where you can find everything on COVID-19 . From how to get tested, to all the city/county/state/federal mesaures being implemented. Visit to check it out

Instruction for COVID-19 Leave

by FF Scruggs If you do stay home the city got you covered COVID-19 Leave and Pay Code Guidelines: • These guidelines go into effect on March 17, 2020, and will continue during the pendency of the present COVID-19 health emergency, as determined by the City Manager, in accordance with the state and federal guidelines….