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Fire Fighters give back to the community
Fire Fighters are giving back to the community they love. Yesterday, fire fighters presented a check for the blessed boxes. The boxes ensure Mission residents always have something to eat. It is a leave what you can, and take what you need concept. There is 8 blessed boxes throughout the city and welcome anyone who wishes to drop off non-perishable items at the locations listed. 1. Jaycee Park 2. La Cuchilla 3. Beto Salinas park in Madero 4. The main pantry on 1st and Mayberry 5...

District Court Judge to determine whether to dismiss a frivolous lawsuit against Lt. Homer Salinas
On January 22, 2021, a District Court Judge will determine whether to dismiss a frivolous lawsuit case. TML, the insurance carrier for the City of Mission, continues to pursue legal action against Mission Fire Department Lt. Homer Salinas. If you recall, we reported 3 years ago that several administrative judges had ruled Salinas’ workers comp claim was compensable. Now TML wants to reverse the rulings. Once again, we continue to defend what’s entitled under state law. ***Originally po...

16 year veteran fire fighter back on the job
Today, a 16 year veteran fire fighter is proud to be back on the job. Fire Fighter Ez Rodriguez, had a heart attack 6 months ago, one of his biggest fears was that he wouldn’t be able to return to work. Sharing a meal on Thanksgiving with his second family is surely a blessing. Welcome back EZ! ***Originally posted November 26, 2020

Mission Fire Fighters Thank City Council for Action on Fire Department Operating Procedures
“The Mission Firefighters Association is encouraged that the City of Mission announced plans to rescind fire department operating procedures that violated the First Amendment rights of firefighters. We look forward to participating on the committee that will update the operating procedures.The MFFA will continue to urge the city to allow off-duty firefighters to speaking with city council members and publish information or opinions about matters of public concern.” ***Originally posted No...

Fire Fighters urge public to wear a mask
Wearing a mask in public places, at the fire station and on emergency calls helps protect us and others from COVID-19. Join our #MaskUpMission campaign to share why you should wear your mask too. Masks are a simple barrier to help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others. Studies show that masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. You should wear a mask, even if you do not feel sick. This is because several studies have found that people with COVID-...

City of Mission Receives Notice of Unlawful Prior Restraint on Free Speech from fire fighters legal counsel
After a day that Lt. Silva spoke at a council meeting of his reprimands and unlawful orders. The City of Mission was placed on notice by our legal counsel to ensure the the unconstitutional actions of the fire department cease immediately, that written reprimands be rescinded and SOP's be rewritten to comply with the First Amendment. The ongoing attacks on our members will not deter fire fighters from speaking out. The unlawful orders are just a sample of what city administration and fire adm...

Mission Fire Fighters Respond to City Disciplinary Action Taken Against 22-Year Firefighter with Exemplary Record
Mission Fire Fighters Respond to City Disciplinary Action Taken Against 22-Year Firefighter with Exemplary Record MISSION, Texas, Nov. 9, 2020 – The Mission Firefighters Association has urged the City of Mission to rescind disciplinary actions taken against a 22-year firefighter who advocated for public safety issues at City Hall and then was punished after helping render aid at a vehicle accident while off-duty. According to legal counsel for the firefighters association, the city violat...

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