The Dangers of Energy Drinks

Please take the time to read the following article about the dangers of consuming energy drinks. The following studies are real, and should not be taken lightly. Energy drinks are bad for your heart. There’s no way around that. The more you drink, the more you are putting your health in jeopardy. Try to cut…

Condition 4 Fire at Viscount

Earlier this morning, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 4 Fire at the Shadow Ridge Apts. located at Viscount. 25 units and 58 firefighters contained a large fire that affected an entire building of the apt complex. Five patients were treated on-site, two of them transported on Code 1. Two dogs rescued from the structure….

Ascarate Park 4th of July

by FF Scruggs Every year Ascarate Park puts on a fire works display for El Paso. This year they asked us to participate with a flag to help celebrate the 4th. Ladder 5 did the honors, needless to say, the crowds loved it! Featured Image by Desiree Gonzalez

4th of July Rotary West Parade

This morning, the EPFD participated on different 4th of July parades across El Paso. Among them the traditional Rotary West parade. Pumper 3 and Rescue 1 joined the column that included Santa Teresa Fire, the Sheriff’s Dept., the Constable’s Office, El Paso Police, Doña Ana County, among many others. Meanwhile, Ladder 22 did the honors…

Officer Rodriguez Fundraiser

What a turn out for Officer Rodriguez. A few weeks ago Officer Rodriguez was injured on a vehicle accident. He has gone under six surgeries and will require more before he is recovered. Last Wednesday, the Police Department hosted a fundraiser at their Westside regional Command, let’s take a look. Good luck on your road…

Look Before You Lock

by FF Scruggs This Wednesday, the Hospitals of Providence, TXDOT, the Sheriff’s Office and the El Paso Fire Department teamed up for a Press Conference on Heat Safety. Look Before You Lock and DO NOT leave children of any age inside a vehicle. IT CAN BE DEADLY. According to Kids and Cars, Texas ranks no….

Condition 3 Fire at Virginia St

Last night, at approximately 1:45 AM, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 3 Fire at the 400 block of Virginia St. Firefighters battle a 3-story commercial building fire. The crews were able to contain the fire before it spread out to nearby buildings. The structure was unoccupied. 11 neighbors were evacuated as a precautionary measure…

Class 96 Graduation

Last night, Class 96 had their graduation ceremony. During the event, hosted at the Firefighters Hall, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 36 new firefighters and pin their badge on for the first time. Welcome to the family, Class 96!

Horizon Fire Begins Construction of Station 2

This morning, our brothers and sisters of the Horizon Fire Department performer a groundbreaking ceremony to signal the beginning of Station #2’s construction. During the ceremony, County Officials, HFD Leadership and volunteer firefighters celebrated the important achievement. HFD Station 2, modeled in a similar manner to EPFD’s Station 37, will help HFD provide faster response…