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      Mission Firefighter Wins Latest Round In Fight for Cancer Treatment Coverage Denied by Texas Municipal League AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 8, 2018 – Mission firefighter Homer Salinas prevailed in a contested hearing to appeal the TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool’s denial of workers compensation insurance coverage for his kidney cancer treatment, the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters (TSAFF) announced today. Ruling that Salinas “sustained a compensable injury, in the form of an occupational disease,” Texas Department of Insurance Administrative Law Judge Julio Gomez, Jr. ordered the insurer to pay for the denied coverage of medical care. The City of Mission has not announced whether it will appeal the ruling. Salinas said, “This ruling is a great step forward, but our fight is not over. We must ensure that no sick Texas firefighters will be forced to fight both cancer and insurance red tape. My family and I are grateful for the support of the Mission community and of firefighters around Texas.” Read More...
      Mission Fire Fighters awarded Lupe Montoya a scholarship to attend UTSA.  We are proud to be able to assist Mr. Montoya and his family a scholarship to pursue his dreams. Mission Fire Fighters have continued to support those who want to advance their education.  Congratualtions to the Montoya family for all the hard work.   Read More...
      Today, the City of Mission Fire Department was notified that the staffing for adaquate fire & emergency response grant was awarded in the amount of 1,022,828.  The City of Mission had applied for this grant early this year to help fire fighters with the staffing to ensure they had the adaquate personnel to be safe on the fire ground.With this grant the fire fighters will now be able to maintain the national recommendation of 4 man engine companies. Mission City Council is expected to accept the award in the coming weeks Read More...
      Mission Fire Fighters were presented a proclamation for Mission Fire Fighters Fill the boot days.  Mission Fire FIghters will be hitting the streets starting August 31-September 2, 2018 to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy.  Over the past years Mission Fire Fighters have raised over 19,000 to find a cure for children and adults wo suffer from ALS. Today, Fire Fighters are committed than ever to accelerating to finding treatments and cures for muscle-debilitating diseases and helping kids and adults live longer and grow stronger. Read More...
      Mission Dive team performed their regular monthy training.  This particular training is advancing our divers skills with obstacles they may encounter in the water.  Divers are always ready when natural disasters occur or when its a rescue mission.  These types of incidents may occur at anytime and our divers are fully prepared.



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