We are proud to participate in the 2019 MDA summer camp. This is why we continue to fill-the-boot and support this organization. We do it for the kids. We do it for everyone fighting this horrible disease. Every year members are selected to travel to Rockport, Tx to volunteer in frisbee golf, boating, archery, art center, and challenging courses. Our members work with campers, providing around-the-clock care and attention. Fire fighters aren’t just providing service to the community, they go ...
Fireworks are often used in celebration of special events and holidays. We know fireworks are fun and little ones look adorable holding those sparklers. Unfortunately, fireworks can lead to accidents for children, including devastating burns and other injuries that lead to many families seeking emergent care on the holiday. This Fourth of July, take a little extra precaution to have a safe and happy event.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS AND REMINDERS TO HAVE AND KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.
1. Leave fireworks...
The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters 46th Biennial Convention comes to a close. Delegates considered and passed several key resolutions that will set the bar for the next 2 years. We would like to thank City of McAllen TX Government and McAllen Firefighters for hosting and providing the best hospitality to the members. Dustin Burrows for Texas, Oscar Longoria State Representative District 35 for your continued leadership and commitment to fire fighters.
***Originally Posted July 1 20...
BREAKING NEWS: Governor Abbott signs SB 2551 By Hinojosa into law. This bill Relates to the liability of certain political subdivisions for certain workers' compensation claims. We are excited to know that firefighters will get the coverage & medical treatment they need to recover from an illness/injury under this bill. To often, Fire fighters were denied worker's comp claims. Although, this bill does great we will continue to advocate much more revisions to the worker's comp system.
Vehicle fires happen often, more often than you may be aware of, and their hazards can be deadly. Fire Fighters responded to a car fire on I-2. Upon arrival fire fighters encountered a vehicle fully involved and extinguished the fire. These types of incidents can be extremely dangerous and urge drivers and passengers to exit the vehicle as soon as possible and call 911.
***Originally Posted June 7 2019
Firefighters Await Cancer Protection bill to be signed
Friday, 26 March 2021
Homer Salinas, a cancer survivor speaks with KRGV Valerie Gonzalez about SB 2551 by Sen. Hinojosa. Although, relieved about this legislative session Homer, says there is still work to do and thanks all that came together on both sides of the aisle to passing this important bill. Click on the link below to see the news report.
***Originally Posted May 30 2019
Workers comp bill heads to Governors desk for signature
Friday, 26 March 2021
Worker’s Comp bill will head to Governor Abbotts desk for signature once verified by both Speaker and Lt Governor. Mission firefighters together with the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters worked tirelessly with legislators and their staff to support legislative efforts to fix a broken workers comp system that was very flawed. Homer Salinas, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer back in 2017 vowed he would travel to Austin to meet with legislators during the 86th legislative session to t...