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Fire Engineer, Graduates with Associates degree in Fire Science
Congratulations to Justin Longoria, Fire Engineer who recently graduated with an Associates degree in fire science. With COVID-19 pandemic Longoria faced several challenges, but was able complete his goal. Longoria, will receive his masters certification from the Texas commission on fire protection, an agency that sets requirements for professional fire departments. ***Originally posted May 22, 2020

Tortoise receives new home after blaze, fire fighters prepare to paint new home as fire station
Remember “Spike” the 17-year-old tortoise; who was involved in a fire? Wednesday morning fire fighters along with Oscar Longoria State Representative District 35 gathered to see spike in his new enclosure at the National Butterfly Center. Spike is still on the road to recovery, but is feeling much better. Rep. Oscar Longoria presented a check for spikes enclosure and veterinarian expenses. Fire fighters are also planning to paint spikes house as a fire station in the upcoming weeks. ***Or...

Giving back to other frontline workers
Members of the Mission Fire Fighters Association gathered to show appreciation to others on the front lines during this pandemic. We were happy to deliver pizzas to Mission Regional Medical Center, South Texas Health System free standing, and H-E-B partners of Mission and Palmhurst. H-E-B has made sure we, as a community, stay stocked with essentials and continue providing top quality groceries and service. Nobody does it better then our H-E-B! ***Originally posted April 28, 2020

City Council approves leave to first responders
During city council Monday afternoon city officials made a motion to direct city manager, Randy Perez to draft a policy covering 100 percent of all city employees salary when ordered to quarantine for the possible exposure to COVID-19 that occurred on the job. Fire Fighters work endless hours answering the call to duty, but its more than emergency calls that have us concerned. The men & women of the Mission Fire Department are on the front lines risking the health and safety of their own famil...

Protect yourself, cover up
City of Mission residents are now required to cover up while in public. There are several types of masks and cover ups you can use. Pictured are examples the general public can utilize when obtaining essentials. Please note, the N-95 masks should be reserved for your health care providers and first responders. ***Originally Posted April 5, 2020

Help Fire fighters and stay home
Mission Fire Fighters are being checked for signs and symptoms of illness when we arrive at work. Temperatures are being taken before we enter the station. We have to keep ourselves well because if we cant go to work, who's going to respond to your calls? Please ***Originally posted April 5, 2020

Mission City Council approve FIDO bags for fire fighters
The fetch foundation donated supplies for fire fighters with life saving equipment to administer medical attention to your family's pet at the point of rescue. In cases such as fire or automobile accidents etc. fire fighters need special tools on the fire trucks to save your pets. Pets are family too and now we are able to save the lives in an emergency. The City of Mission approved the equipment to be placed on fire trucks after training is provided.. ***Originally Posted February 10...

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