Retired LT Harry Groessel

It is with great sorrow that we inform of the passing of Retired Lieutenant Harry F. Groessel who passed away on August the 16, 2019. Lieutenant Groessel retired in 1982 from the El Paso Fire Department after 20 years serving our community. He is survived by sons Rick and Rey Benson, sister Gail Groessel Russell, 5…

Retired Capt. Don Carroll

It is with great sorrow that we Itinform of the passing of Retired Captain Donald W. Carroll. Captain Carroll passed away on October the 12, 2019. Captain Carroll served with the El Paso Fire Department for 28 years. His last assignment being Pumper 9 before his retirement in 1991. Captain Carroll is survived by his…

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and Breast Cancer Walk Teams

FF Montoya is setting a team to participate in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on 10/17. If you would like to participate contact Raul Montoya so you can join the team he is forming. This is the website. The team is called EPFD Heels on Fire. The second event that FF Montoya…

FF Henry’s Pump Flush

This week’s safety and health recipe comes from FF Sebastian Henry, it works for detox and cleanse! 1 ½ Cups Filtered Water 1 Small Frozen Banana ½ Fresh Apple, De-Cored ½ Fresh Pear 1 Cup Baby Spinach 1 Cup Romaine Lettuce 1 Lemon, Juice Squeezed into Blender Also, Lt Padilla shared a video he found…

The Safety Squad Make Their Debut

El Paso Fire Department is growing and so is their Community Risk Reduction program. Gonzo the Clown and Sparky saw a need to recruit and grow their crew to a squad. The Boot / Sparky Leader of this Pack Raul Gonzalez/Gonzo the Clown Michael Bishel/El Luchador Bombero Dolores Gomez/Nurse Edith Steve Hernandez/Rapper Big Daddy Steve…

L51 and the Fire Chief at Cielo Vista Neighborhood Association

by FF Scruggs Last night at the Lunch Box off of Montana, Fire Chief Mario D’ Agostino and Second Vice President Lt Peter Fabela attended the Cielo vista neighborhood association meeting and discussed the Public Safety Bond and Fire Prevention. Plan your fire escape from your home.

ARFF Cargo Planes Training

by FF Scruggs Fires can happen any where at any time, that is why El Paso Fire Department’s ARFF Crews are alway training for the next alert that comes in to El Paso International Airport. Here is a look at this weeks training.

Coffee With a Firefighter

This week, Starbucks invited the EPFD to attend to their location at Downtown and have a few firefighters be the baristas. The events were a success and, according to the manager, they experienced an above average number of people visiting the coffee shop. So it seems more locations might start doing the same and inviting…

ARFF At TEEX

By FF Scruggs The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security, workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. Last year, TEEX served nearly 195,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 81 countries worldwide. Major TEEX programs include firefighting, EMS…

Water Rescue Training

by FF Scruggs Today, the Water Rescue Team, the water rescue team did some practice at Ascarate Park. Here are some shots and a bit of footage of the training session.