Eating Healthy During COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives. Exercise, good nutrition and stress management are all critical for fire fighters and emergency medical personnel to stay well and continue to help in this current situation. Healthy eating is especially important for keeping your immune system in top condition. With a little thought…

COVID-19 in El Paso: Latest Update

Last Updated on May 22: As of the time of this writing, there are 2160 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Paso, 945 of those cases currently active, 1157 patients have successfully recovered and 58 deaths have been confirmed. See below for the latest release. For up to date information on the ongoing pandemic visit…

Fire Department Fleet Recognized as One of the Best in the Nation

The National Association of Fleet Administrators Institute recognized the City of El Paso’s Fire Department Fleet Maintenance Division, for the third consecutive year, as one of 2020’s 100 Best Fleets in the AmericasTM. The EPFD is now ranked number 68, up from 89 in 2019. The 100 Best Fleets program recognizes and rewards peak performing…

Condition 2 Fire at Turquoise St.

This afternoon, 10 units and 26 firefighters responded to and quickly contained a Condition 2 house fire at Turquoise St. No injuries were reported. The fire damaged the garage and roof of the house. Investigators are currently assessing the damages and the cause of the fire.

Update From the Fire Chief

All, First, let me take the opportunity to say Thank you for the level of dedication and sense of duty that is currently on display from each and every one of you.  I have never been more proud to be a part of this organization.  As I have said before, myself and the Fire Department…

COVID-19 EPFD Update

Released today during the City Council Meeting was a presumptive positive test that we had come back for one of our own.  We have confirmed that this positive test is related to the individuals travel and not an exposure related to department operations.  This firefighter was quarantined and tested based on his travel and never…

Maintain Healthy Lungs to Fight COVID-19

You are at higher risk of a deadly outcome from COVID-19 if you smoke. Smoking increases your risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and adversely affects your immune system. Now is the time to stop using tobacco, and to give up vaping and marijuana—whatever can deplete lung functioning. Many changes in society are likely…

Improve Depression Treatment with Talk Therapy

Talk to your doctor about adding talk therapy (counseling) to help treat depression more efficiently in addition to any pharmaceutical intervention you have been given. Talk therapy may 1) help you prevent negative self-talk scripts that are naturally associated with depression, but can make the condition feel worse; 2) assist you in feeling better faster…

COVID-19: Reducing Fear and Anxiety

Uncertainty about what’s going to happen with COVID-19 and its impact on everyone can have you feeling anxious and fearful. Whether you are concerned about your job or an elderly family member, getting food and supplies, or even getting sick yourself—you have an important goal: combat this stress and stay calm. Here’s how: 1) Practice…