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A Safer Tomorrow: Mission Firefighters Take Charge Of EMS

On the evening of January 24th, 2024, the Mission City Council convened. This session would mark a pivotal shift for the city’s emergency medical services where they made a history altering vote: the Mission Fire Department was to become the primary EMS provider, a role once filled by an external, private contractor. Rewind a little bit to 2021. It was a year that witnessed the City of Mission’s bold stride towards enhancing community safety with the first ambulance being rolled into a M...

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 equ...

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Mission Fire Fighters: Filling The Boot For Muscular Dystrophy

Coming November 2023: Your local Mission Fire Fighters will hit the streets, continuing a 67-year tradition of fighting not just fires, but also muscular dystrophy. A Tradition of Compassion Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have long been warriors against muscular dystrophy, a disease grouping of over 40 neuromuscular disorders affecting both children and adults. The Mission Fire Fighters Association is deeply committed to this cause, supporting the Muscular ...

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Join Our Growing Department

Join our growing department as a firefighter/paramedic and make a difference in your community. We are looking for dedicated individuals who are passionate about helping others and want to grow their careers. With many opportunities for advancement and training, this is a great position for those who want to make a positive impact and develop their skills. Take a look at what we have to offer. You can apply here... *Certification pay *Medic Pay *Seniority Pay *Longevity Pay *Holi...

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🚨 Public Safety Announcement 🚨

On this fantastic Friday we are excited to announce that the City of Mission, TX - Government, Fire Department has added a second ambulance into service. This marks the beginning of 2 fully operational ambulances that will provide MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit) capabilities. This new addition will help the department serve the community better and provide faster response times. We would like to thank city officials and the community for their continued support and trust in th...

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Union Leader's 24 Years Of Service To Both His Fellow Fire Fighters And His Community

Mission Firefighters Association President Mike Silva has seen it all in his tenure. When he was hired in November 1998, Local 3609 had not been formed, fire department-based EMS was not a thing, and the department only had six members per shift running out of two stations. Fast forward 24 years since Silva was hired, and the fire department is a completely different place. Today, Mission is served by five fire stations with 22 firefighters per shift, keeping pace with a growing city. Of ...

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Fire Fighter-Backed Candidate Prevails In Mayoral Election

The fire fighters in Mission, Texas, don’t normally involve themselves in local elections, but that all changed this spring as the city’s mayoral race headed for a three-way runoff between the incumbent, a former mayor, and a 15-year councilwoman. The fire fighters were at a crossroads, frustrated by the lack of cooperation with the incumbent mayor, and decided to jump in the mix and use their political clout to push a friendly face to public safety over the finish line. “We do not ...

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