Now Hiring: Public Safety Communicator Trainees

The El Paso Fire Department is accepting applications for Public Safety Communicator Trainees until December 12, 2019. Public Safety Communicators process emergency and non-emergency telephone calls and dispatch, monitor, and coordinate activities of emergency personnel (police, fire and medical) using a multi-channel radio system and a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system. Candidates must have a high…

Thanksgiving Parade

This weekend, multiple Fire Departments from around the county, including the El Paso Fire Department, West Valley FD, Socorro FD, and Ft. Bliss FD, participated in the annual Thanksgiving Parade. The crews of Ladder 1, Pumper 3, Rescue 1 and Engine Co. 2 had a great time greeting our community, that came to participate in…

OEM Recognized at the County Court

You might remember that a few weeks ago the Office of Emergency Management received the Storm Ready Certification for having standards in place on how to react during extreme weather. On Monday, December the 2nd, the County Judge Ricardo Samaniego recognized OEM for the work they do and congratulated them during a county session for…

MAYDAY! MAYDAY !

Morning Gentleman, I don’t know if Capt Nichols reached out to you both. His firefighter on P34 had recently received treatment for cancer in Houston. When he returned back to EP a complication developed causing him to be hospitalized for a couple weeks here and had to be transferred back to Houston. The Capt created…

Cowardice

From the Cheap Seat – BEN MARTIN Firemanship Journal 9 Special thanks to Capt Maldonado and FST Reichardt for sharing the following content. I was standing in the parking lot of our training center shooting the breeze with a few guys when one of them said, ‘Hey man, you’ve got to see this!’ He whips…

Don’t Use the your Annual Physical as a Doctor

Every year you are required to get an annual physical for work from the Life Care Networks. The process is pretty thorough and gives you a lot of information about you health base on your answers in a printed report. These reports are great, a wealth of information, everything you need to know, so why…

Condition 2 Fire at Dew Dr.

Earlier today, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 2 fire at the 6100 block of Dew Dr. 17 units and 35 firefighters contained the fire in the commercial building and prevented it from affecting nearby structures. No injures were reported. The incident is currently under investigation. Photos by Capt. Jones

911 Communications Center Recognized at the Texas EMS Conference

The El Paso Fire Department is proud to announce that the 911 Communications Division has been recognized at the 2019 Texas Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Conference. This award comes after the outstanding professionalism with which the Communications Center performed during the events of August 3. Public Safety Communicators Michele Acosta, Janet Estrella and Bernadette M….

Celebration of Lights Parade 2019

This weekend, the EPFD participated in the Celebration of Lights Parade. Pumper 1, Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 were part of the parade, while the Honor Guard presented the colors at San Jacinto Plaza and multiple EPFD crews patrolled the entire area to provide assistance to anyone who needed it during the event. Thank you…