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City of Mission Aiming to Shorten Fire Emergency Response Times

2 years 2 months 5 days ago Tuesday, September 25 2018 Sep 25, 2018 September 25, 2018 5:09 PM September 25, 2018 in News

MISSION – The city of Mission is looking to shorten emergency response times by making improvements with the local fire station.  

The department is currently staffed with 65 firefighters who train for the thousands of residents who rely on them.

Mission Mayor Armando O’Cana says the city has doubled in population since the 1990s.

KRGV’s Sierra Pizarro spoke with the mayor about how emergency response time can be improved.

“Response time has always been under 10 minutes, wherever we go inside the city of Mission. Obviously, that's more than five minutes. Our goal is to bring it down to five minutes for anywhere in the city limits,” says O’Cana.

New funds from the federal government will allow a brand-new fire station, the relocation of Fire Station No. 2 and will open up nine new firefighter positions.    

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