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Mission Fire Fighter Homer Salinas Wins Legal Victory In City's Lawsuit To Deny Cancer Treatment Benefits
Mission firefighters are grateful for the court ruling that moves Lt. Homer Salinas a step closer to defeating the City of Mission’s taxpayer-funded lawsuit to deny workers’ compensation insurance coverage for his occupational cancer treatments. In a pivotal ruling, the court struck the city’s key designated medical expert witness in the case and rejected city efforts to designate another one. We appreciate the continuing good work of Homer’s attorneys with the legal team at the Texas...

Mission Fire Fighters provide information about contagious Delta variant
What is the Delta variant? Delta is the name for the B.1.617.2. variant of COVID-19, which originally surfaced in India in December 2020. This strain spread rapidly, becoming the dominant strain of the virus in both India and then Great Britain. Now, it has reached the United States, and the Delta variant is the most dominant form of COVID-19, accounting for more than 83% of new cases. Why is the Delta variant a concern? The Delta variant is a strain of COVID-19 that has mutations in the...

Mayor Refuses To Allow Public Comments on EMS Workshop
On Monday, July 26th, a workshop was held at Mission City Hall in reference to the city exploring Fire Service-Based EMS. Your Mission Mayor refused to allow the Public, the Tax Paying Citizens of our great city, to make any comments during the workshop. Public comments will need to wait till August 9th, at a now scheduled second workshop, where the Mayor will allow public comment on this topic.Mission Fire Fighters Association 3609 expressed support for the implementation, only after already ...

City of Mission Exploring Fire Service-Based EMS
On Monday, July 26th, 2021, the City Council of the CIty of Mission will be holding a workshop to hear a presentation and discuss the implementation of Fire Service-Based EMS. This workshop will be held at the Mission Council Chambers. We encourage the citizens of Mission to attend in person or via Zoom to hear the presentation and discussion. Your Mission Fire Fighters support Fire Service-Based EMS. Your Mission Fire Fighters are dedicated to a life of serving our Mission community. M...

Texas State Association of Fire Fighters Recap
Representatives from Mission Fire Fighters Association, Local 3609 attended the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters 47th Biennial Convention this past week in Rockwall. We would like to thank the Rockwall Professional Firefighters Association and the Garland Fire Fighters Association for their hospitality while we were in town. These two organizations put on some great nightly events where we were able to enjoy seeing old friends and making some great new ones. A lot of great work was...

Mission Fire Fighters Will See Increase On Minimum Staffing levels
A decision on minimum staffing levels in Mission has firefighters hopeful that the right change is coming. Fire Fighters recently addressed concerns that the City of Mission needed to add more on-duty personnel at its fire stations, citing health and safety risks linked to deploying fewer than four firefighters to structure fires. Mission firefighters are trained to have four firefighters at the scene upon arrival — two firefighters to make entry and tw...

Mission Fire Fighters Submit Letter Of No-Confidence To City Council
Dear Mayor O’Caña and Council Members Ortega-Ochoa, Plata, Garza, and Vela: As employees of the Mission Fire Department, we proudly serve the citizens of our city. Our Association strives to be a good partner with the City and find ways to deliver excellent service, be good stewards of city resources and give back to the community. For more than 3 years, we have sought to help address the increasingly urgent operational and leadership issues within the fire department. The fire departmen...

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