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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counsel to ensure the the unconstitutional actions of the fire department cease immediately, that written reprimands be rescinded and SOP's be rewritten to comply with the First Amendment.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...

Mayor Ocana and Councilwoman Ochoa turn their backs on fire fighters
A city budget workshop was held yesterday and pay increases were discussed. Fire Fighters were disappointed to learn that all city employees would be given pay increases except fire fighters because of strong opposition from Mayor O’Caña and Councilwomen Ochoa. However, Councilman Vela, Councilman Plata, and Councilwoman Garza were quick to respond to support fire fighters. In a 3-2 decision fire fighters will be included in a salary increase just like all city employees. This isn’...

Mission union President appears at the DNC
Who will lead our country for the next 4 years? For the (IAFF) International Association of Fire Fighters it’s not about what party you belong to. What matters is which candidate will do the most to help out fire fighters. This month our local President Robert López joined in a meeting with former VP Joe Biden, and with other labor union members across this country through video messaging software. It’s truly an honor for the IAFF to select Mission, Texas to speak to Biden for the DNC. ...

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