COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin for EPFD

The highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine arrived Wednesday morning at the EPFD Training Academy for our firefighters to receive and be better protected against the virus. The shot was administered to a handful of fire stations, all while following the social distancing and safety guidelines. COVID-19 vaccinations will continue Saturday through Monday.

Pictures from the Line: Condition 1 Fire at Manor Place

Earlier this week, EPFD crews responded to a Condition 1 fire at the 130 block of Manor Pl. Crews contained a fire inside of the home and assisted a resident who suffered from smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported. Photos by EPFD Lt Beltran.

Fire Stations 27 & 28 Host Toy Drive

Fire stations 27 and 28 stepped in to help the Center Against Sexual & Family Violence (CASFV) by opening their doors and hosting a toy drive for children this holiday season. The toy drive was on Wednesday and Thursday and people were able to drop-off their donations between noon and 3 p.m. at either fire…

Bags Full of Joy

On Thursday Local 51, Aranda Farmers Insurance and BoardUp all came together to fill-up more than 100 gift bags with goodies for kids battling cancer and other chronic illnesses. Each bag contained coloring books, crayons, food coupons and educational materials that are sure to put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas. Local 51…

Spirit of Giving Campaign

This is the time of year to get into the Spirit of Giving™. Helping people in a personal way is a grand gift to us all. That’s what the El Paso Community Foundation’s 32nd annual Spirit of Giving™ is all about – donating gifts to children, elderly, and people with special needs who might otherwise go without this holiday…

Free Starbucks for First Responders

Starbucks is offering free cups of appreciation to health care employees, hospital staffers, police, firefighters, and other “front-line responders” this month. From now through Dec. 31, employees in those categories with a valid employee ID may receive a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) any day at all company-owned stores and many licensed outlets. Besides…

Passing of Ret. Capt. Muro

It is with a heavy heart that we inform of the passing of Retired Captain Antonio C. Muro. Captain Antonio C. Muro was born on December 19, 1945 and passed away on October 23, 2020 at the age of 74. He was a military veteran proudly serving our country in the United States Navy and…

Mental Health Resources Available for First Responders

First responders are faced with a myriad of stressors that go beyond what the general population may experience. The phrase “fit for duty” for first responders has historically only accounted for good physical health for the duties related to one’s job. However, recent evidence-based research indicates that maintaining one’s behavioral health is equally important. The…

COVID-19 in El Paso: Latest Update

Last Updated on December 4, 2020 15 deaths, 570 new COVID-19 cases, and 39 delayed test results by the State are being reported today for a cumulative total of 89,100 cases and 983 deaths. The deaths include 1 male in his 40s, 1 male in his 50s, 2 males and 2 females in their 60s,…