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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

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

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