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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

Mission Fire Fighters help vaccinate the community
Today, residents ages 65 years and older were eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine. Fire Fighters were proud to be part of vaccinating the community. The main benefit that vaccination has brought to our species is its ability to prevent disease and save lives. If you missed the opportunity to get vaccinated, additional vaccinations are coming. ***Originally posted January 28, 2021

Lt. Homer Salinas battles TML for Worker's Comp benefits, Hearing set for February 11th
This morning Lt. Homer Salinas, entered a zoom courtroom hearing in regards to the ridiculous lawsuit filed by the City of Mission, insurance carrier. If you recall, Lt. Homer Salinas contracted occupational cancer on the job and won all his legal battles. Now, TML wants to overturn those rulings and take away Lt. Salinas benefits. ***Originally posted January 22, 2021

Mission Fire Fighters begin to receive 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine
It has been three weeks since the first COVID-19 vaccine has been administrated to fire fighters, which means many are due for their second shot. More than 90% of fire fighters now have been vaccinated and are anxious to receive the second dose.By the end of the month, fire fighters will have 95% immunity, which is the greatest gift we could have. ***Originally posted January 7, 2021

Mission Fire Fighters receive COVID-19 vaccine, second dose in 21 days
Mission fire fighters started to receive their COVID-19 vaccines this weekend. Those who received their vaccine, who are some of the first in the state, started getting their first round Saturday. Fire Fighters were invited to get vaccinations earlier than expected and was an opportunity firefighters could not pass up. Vaccinations for fire fighters will continue through the week and hope to have everyone vaccinated by the end of the month. We strive to stay on the front lines helping...

Fire Fighters rescue 4-year-old boy trapped in water well
A 4-year-old boy was rescued and was air-lifted to a nearby hospital after falling down a water well. Our Special Operations Team along with other agencies worked tirelessly to free the boy. We are happy to report the boy is safe and doing well. ***Originally posted December 9, 2020

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