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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...

Fire Fighters Union Provide Shelter For Their Own
With cold weather occurring across Texas, the Fire Fighters Association provided shelter for their very own. Twelve Mission fire fighters and their families stayed at local hotels to remain safe and warm. With some fire fighters not having power or water, the need to provide shelter was priority. As of today, some members have regained power, but some not so lucky. Having children as young as a month old without power for heat was necessary to secure rooms. Fire Fighters had been on edge kn...

Cold weather threatens the RGV, fire fighters offer safety tips
Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heaters. Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters. Never use your oven to heat your home. Always use the right kind of fuel for fuel burning space heaters. Test smoke alarms at least once a month. Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room ***Originally posted February 12, 2021

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