• November 30, 2020
 EPFD Donates Rescue Unit to Small Town in Chihuahua

EPFD Donates Rescue Unit to Small Town in Chihuahua

On Tuesday, Mayor Dee Margo and the City Council, authorized the El Paso Fire Department (EPFD) to donate a Rescue Unit to the town of Janos, in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Via their Facebook page, EPFD officials say the donated rescue unit is a 21-year-old vehicle that was no longer in service in El Paso, but can still be put to use for more years if proper maintenance is kept.

Janos, a small town with population of nearly 3,000 people, did not have an ambulance for their medical needs.

Before the donation,  the only way to get emergency medical care was to call a nearby town and waiting a minimum of 1 hour for EMTs to arrive.

“The Fire Department maintains an award-winning fleet with national recognition, and top of the line maintenance crews,” EPFD officials added.

“On average, units in the EPFD are replaced every 10 years with state-of-the-art units that help us maintain our community safe.”

In the past, the EPFD has donated units it no longer uses to different Departments across Texas, New Mexico and, in some instances, Chihuahua.

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