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Posted on: February 21, 2024

City of Victoria and partners break ground on public safety headquarters

Group photo of people with ceremonial shovels and hard hats

PHOTO: Representatives of the Victoria City Council, Victoria Police Department, Victoria Fire Department, City of Victoria Municipal Court, City Manager's Office, FGM Architects, construction contractor SpawGlass and project management firm AG/CM gathere...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Civilian Responder Program trains residents to save lives

Two people rappel down the side of a metal building

PHOTO #1: Residents will be able to rappel down the side of a building during the Civilian Responder Program hosted by the Victoria Fire Department. This photo was taken during the 2021 program.

PHOTO #2: Residents will be able to use the Jaws of Life to c...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: February 6, 2024

George Gamez sworn in as chief of Victoria Fire Department

Man in firefighter dress uniform raises his hand as he is sworn in by a woman near VFD backdrop

PHOTO: George Gamez is sworn in as chief of the Victoria Fire Department by City Secretary April Hilbrich on Feb. 5 during a ceremony at the Victoria Community Center. The event was attended by City of Victoria leadership, local first responders, governme...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Interim Fire Chief Shannon Martin honored at retirement ceremony

Chief Shannon Martin holds an engraved plaque or book, surrounded by firefighters in dress uniform

Current and former City of Victoria staff, elected officials and state officials came together Jan. 26 to celebrate the career of Victoria Fire Department Interim Chief Shannon Martin during a retirement ceremony at the Victoria Community Center. Martin s...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: January 2, 2024

City of Victoria names George Gamez as new fire chief

George Gamez

The City of Victoria’s new fire chief brings 30 years of diverse fire and EMS experience to his new role.

Chief George Gamez was selected as the sole finalist for the position of fire chief following an extensive search. His first day on the job will be Fe...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Victoria Fire Department promotes new fire marshal

Jeff Cowan

The City of Victoria has promoted Jeff Cowan to the role of fire marshal. In this role, he will plan, organize, develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive fire prevention program with the City. He will investigate the cause, origin and circumstances ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire