Nutrition for Firefighters: 3 Simple Truths

The next time you walk past a fast-food restaurant, look through the window and observe the consequences of adverse consumption The effect of sound nutrition on physical performance, appearance and health are undeniable. Simply stated, if you want to look, feel and move like a Ferrari, you’d better consume a diet rich in high-octane foods….

Fire Up Your Health Virtual Wellness Presentation

UPDATE: If you missed the presentation, a copy of it is available at https://www.elpasotexas.gov/~/media/files/coep/risk%20management/wellness/wellness%20webinars/fire%20up%20your%20health.ashx?la=en El Paso Fire Department Health and Safety Division will do a special presentation on Friday June, 26 at noon. The Safety Division will be discussing how to prevent accidents, stay safe and be healthy during the summer months. Click link below…

EP Electric, Texas Gas and Girls Scouts Donation to EPFD Stations

Last week, EP Electric and Texas Gas came together and purchased cookies for all the First Responders at the EPFD Stations and the 911 Communications Center. See below for EP Electric’s release and some photos of the delivery. El Paso Electric and Texas Gas Service Unite to Honor El Paso’s Community Heroes EL PASO, Texas…

Heat Safety

Few occupations stress the human body to the degree experienced in the Fire Service. In an effort to overcome some environmental and thermal stressors, the Health & Safety Division is advising the importance of staying hydrated and utilizing active cooling to help overcome and prevent Heat Stress Injuries. Here are some tips to help fight these…

Safety Stand-Down 2020

Building a Superhighway to Safety – Protecting our Responders on Roadways Taking place each year during the third week of June, Safety Stand-Down highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for the fire and emergency services. Departments and personnel are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on safety…

El Paso INC: Interview With Chief Rodriguez

Originally published on El Paso INC. Deputy Chief Jorge A. Rodriguez, 42, is the man with a plan of action.  Since 2017, Rodriguez has served as the El Paso City-County emergency operations coordinator, and is assistant fire chief of technical services for the El Paso Fire Department.  His daily directive is to prevent and prepare…

Wellconnect June 2020

Avoid Aggressive Driving Celebrate National Safety Month by putting the brakes on aggressive driving. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration research shows that aggressive driving plays a role in 56% of fatal crashes. Aggressive driving is the operation of a motor vehicle that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” (Road rage is a…

Special Rescue at Transmountain

Earlier today, EPFD crews responded to the scene of a vehicle that drove off Transmountain. Crews quickly reached the patient, a 19yro male, and provided medical care while a special rescue was prepared. The patient was brought up to safety and transported with minor injuries. EPPD and EPSO assisted at the scene.

How Nutrition and Exercise Support Mental Health and Work-Life Balance

By Dr. Donnie Hutchinson Mental health concerns for firefighters are significantly greater than the general population. Less than one in five people suffer from mental health issues in the general population and the fire service industry rates of mental health issues are significantly higher.1  The intent of this article is to focus on how a…

Fire Deputy Chief Applications Open

Opening Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 Closing Date: Friday, June 19, 2020 11:59 PM Exam Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (Time to be announced) Exam Location: To be announced Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree and twelve and one-half (12½) years of El Paso Fire Department firefighting and fire prevention experience, including either two and one…