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to ensure the the unconstitutional actions of the fire department cease immediately, that written reprimands be rescinded and SOP's be rewritten to comply with the First Amendment.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

Lt. Joe Luna retires after 27 years of service
After dedicating 27 years of his life to serve his community. Lt. Joe Luna turned in his protective gear and has decided to retire. We wish Lt. Luna a happy and safe retirement. Thank you for your service! **Originally posted August 11, 2020

Fire Fighters brace for Hurricane Hanna
What a night!! Your Mission’s Bravest rose up to the challenge once again. Fire fighters were out attending to the public's' needs during a pandemic and a natural disaster. After a long 24 hr shift, many will go home and some will remain at work. Please stay at home and always remember when traveling on flooded roads "Turn Around don't drown". ***Originally posted July 26 2020

Mourning the loss of one of our own
We ask for prayers in this difficult time for the family and the men & women of the Mission Fire Department. ***Originally posted July 11, 2020

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