Health & Wellness: 6 Tips to Being a Fit Firefighter

Originally Published in The health and wellness of fire service members has been at the forefront of many conference sessions, magazine articles and department trainings. Yet cancer diagnoses continue to rise, musculoskeletal injuries are high, heart attacks and strokes continue to kill us, and suicide rates are higher than ever. With all this attention…

The new Texas Commission on Fire Protection and FIDO log-in

By FF Scruggs Before you read this article please visit the Texas Commission on FireProtection and FIDOFIDO Texas Commission on Fire Protection Do this action and check to see if you can update your status from basic fire fighter to Intermediate, Advance, or Masters. If so please begin the process of acquiring your certification. Do…

Car Seat Inspections

Fire Medical Records, Community Risk Reduction, Fire Operations, and TXDot met this afternoon at the Safety Health Outreach Center to help El Paso Citizens with their child car seats. The team was able to do 5 car seats today. This is a huge number in the car seat world. Way to go team FMR-CRR-FO-TXDot! Remember,…

Animal Services visits 911

This week, Animal Services brought some visitors to the Communication Center to help the team destress a bit. Meet Blitz and Sandy! These two had a great time on the floor and so did our communicators. We hope to see Animal Services here again soon! If you would like Animal Services to visit your workplace…

Borderland 100 Club 9/11 Stair Climb

Earlier today, members of the El Paso Fire Dept. Among several Fire Departments, participated in the first ever Borderland 100 Club 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Firefighters, family members and friends climbed 110 stories+22 steps to honor the victims of 9/11 and the victims of Aug. 3 in El Paso. We will never forget.. #ElPasoStrong

Fit for duty: How to be a resilient responder

Fit for duty does not always mean being physically fit; it also refers to being resilient to the stress and emotional impacts of the job Originally posted at What does it mean for today’s firefighter to be fit for duty? Fit for duty does not always mean being physically fit; it also refers to…

New Red Helmets

Class 95 C- Shift just got their Red helmets! Way to go guys! Jared Knotts, Ryan Cubillos, Christopher Alonzo, Rolando Rodriguez, Devin Doblado, and David Flores . Congratulations on this achievement!

FST Joseph Gutierrez Retires

After 20 years of service to the EPFD, FST Joseph Gutierrez has retired from the Dept. Congratulations and thank you for everything, Sir!

Mr. Vicente Velasquez Retires

After 23 years the El Paso Fire Department would like to say thank you for all your work and for all you do. Vicente Congratulations on your retirement!We wish you the best on any future endeavors.

Peer Support Trains with ICISF

by FF Scruggs The Borderland 100 Club has coordinated with International Critical Incident Stress Foundation to provide Crisis Intervention Training . Our EPFD Peer Support Team attended this three day course. The course combines both Individual and Group Crisis courses to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual & group crisis…