El Paso County Emergency District #1 (formerly El Paso County Rural Fire Prevention District #1) was established by a special referendum election on February 26, 1994. We service approximately 148 square miles including the Town of Horizon City, Paseo del Este, Sparks, El Paso Hills, Horizon View Estates, Colonia Revolucion, Agua Dulce and Lakeway Estates. The population within the Town of Horizon City limits is approximately 18981 and a total of 56629 persons within our Fire District. We also provide mutual aid to other Fire Departments in the County of El Paso as requested. El Paso County ESD#1’s District includes a large percentage of elderly citizens and a growing number of young families and businesses moving to the area including the 7th largest Walmart in the United States.

El Paso County ESD#1 currently staffs one station 24/7 with plans to open a second station in late fall of 2019.

We are an ISO#2 department.

Our MIssion

ESD #1 mission will be accomplished by the effective use of its volunteer, career, and fire prevention division, in cooperation with other public agencies, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, innovative techniques, and technology to provide a high level of cost efficient, quality services to those we serve.


Working together to serve our community with honor, integrity, courage and respect.


ESD #1 will:

  • support a healthy, safe, well trained and high performing workforce.
  • deliver all services to the highest quality.
  • honor the public trust by exceeding expectations.
  • always act in the best interest of the public to provide transparent and responsible fiscal management.
  • foster collaborative relationships to enhance services.
Contact Information

In the Event of an Emergency - Call 911