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Fire Chief John Killings on the El Paso Fire Department

In this edition of El Paso Prime time, Richard Dayoub, from Thunderbird Management, is joined in the studio by Fire Department Chief John Killings to talk about his experiences in the service, the challenges that stations face, and future plans for the Department. For 26 years, Chief John Killings has been a part of the Fire Department. Although it wasn’t his plan to be a part of the Fire Department, John Killings found that he liked to serve the community and help save lives, which led him to apply to become a part of the service.

The El Paso Fire Department is a full-service fire department. They respond to all calls involving fires, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and other emergency events in the City of El Paso. Specialized teams respond to water, mountain, and technical rescues. Jonathan Killings was appointed Fire Chief for the El Paso Fire Department in December of 2022. Chief Killings has served his community as a member of the El Paso Fire Department since August of 1998, and as a Chief Officer since his promotion to Battalion Chief in 2016.

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Originally aired on February 24, 2024

Richard E. Dayoub is a proud El Pasoan and serves on many community community boards including the Sun Bowl Association and El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
Daisy Morales is part of the on-air talent, and interview host, in charge of recording and producing shows such as El Paso Prime Time, Science Studio, and We Are UT El Paso; Daisy also manages the recently added Podcast division.
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