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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

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-...

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