Mission City Makes A Statement: Safety Takes Lead With FD Investment


Mission Fire Department Celebrates Funding Increase in City Budget for 2023-2024 Fiscal Year

Mission, Texas - September 12, 2023 - The Mission Fire Department is thrilled to announce the adoption of the city budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes a significant increase in funding to address the department's needs and enhance service delivery to the community.

The City Council's decision to allocate resources for additional staff, pay raises, and new equipment demonstrates their unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of Mission residents. With this funding, the fire department will be able to expand its workforce, ensuring quicker response times and improved emergency services.

"This increase in funding is a game-changer for our department," said Union president Mike Silva. "We are grateful to Mayor Norie Gonzalez, the City Council, and the community for their support and recognition of the vital role we play in safeguarding Mission. With these additional resources, we will be better equipped to respond to emergencies and protect lives and property."

The budget allocation will enable the fire department to hire additional personnel, providing much-needed relief to the dedicated firefighters who have been tirelessly serving the community. It will also allow for the creation of new promotion positions at Station 6, further enhancing career growth opportunities within the department.

The Mission Fire Department is also excited to welcome its newest members, including five highly skilled paramedics, who will play a crucial role in the ongoing fire-based EMS transition. Their expertise will enhance the department's ability to provide critical medical care during emergencies, ensuring the highest level of service to the community. This commitment to increased staffing will enable the department to meet the growing demands of our community and continue delivering exceptional service.

For more information, please contact the Mission Fire Fighters Association at (956) 467-9465 or visit our website at www.missionfirefighters.org