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Posted on: May 17, 2022

City of Victoria first responders partner with VISD for Shattered Dreams

Firefighter assisting two teenagers outside an ambulance

Victoria Fire Department Fire Captain Nathan Ojeda bandages a student’s arm at the scene of a simulated drunken driving crash as part of the Shattered Dreams event at Victoria East High School on May 12. The event is hosted by VISD to teach students about...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Victoria Fire Department earns statewide Best Practices designation again

Plaque naming the City of Victoria Fire Department a Best Practices Fire Department

The Victoria Fire Department was again named a Best Practices Fire Department—a designation that recognizes fire departments that meet high standards in every area of job performance—by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association at the TFCA’s annual conference Apr...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: April 12, 2022

EMS battalion chief named to health care nonprofit’s education committee

Mark Martyn

Victoria Fire Department EMS Battalion Chief Mark Martyn has been appointed to serve on the Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation’s education committee. TETAF is a nonprofit that supports the state health care system by surveying facilities and pr...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Victoria Fire Department to inspect fire hydrants citywide

A man in a cap lets water flow from the side spouts on a fire hydrant

PHOTO: Victoria Fire Department Lt. Nick Mosmeyer checks to make sure that the water flowing from a fire hydrant is clear and free of contaminants during an annual maintenance check in 2020. 

Beginning in April, the Victoria Fire Department will p...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Victoria Fire Department’s Station One temporarily relocates

Victoria Fire Department Station One at Navarro and Goodwin

The Victoria Fire Department has temporarily moved out of Victoria Fire Station One, 606 E. Goodwin Ave., for renovations.

The renovations are expected to be complete in nine to 12 months.

Response crews have been relocated within the district to City of Vi...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: March 15, 2022

City of Victoria’s police and fire departments to host Lunch and Learn

Glucose screening

The City of Victoria’s police and fire departments will host a monthly “Lunch and Learn” event at the Victoria County Public Health Department. 

On the second Wednesday of each month, community members will have the opportunity to meet with public...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Victoria Fire Department swears in new employees, announces promotion

Three people stand with hands raised in front of a fire truck. A woman reads from a paper in front.

PHOTO #1: The Victoria Fire Department swore in three new employees during a Feb. 18 ceremony at Victoria Fire Department Station Six. Shown from left are Firefighter/EMT Jakob Marshall, Paramedic Crew Leader Rachel Rings and Firefighter/EMT Nicolas Chapa...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Victoria Fire Department honors lifesaving firefighter/EMTs

2 people stand at a podium in the background by a large presentation screen. 4 people eat at table.

Victoria Fire Department employees eat breakfast while Fire Chief Tracy Fox, back left, and Battalion Chief Tim Hunter, back right, share statistics about the Victoria Fire Department’s treatment of cardiac arrest patients during an EMS Life Saving Awards...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Victoria Fire Department marks 1 year of blood transfusions in the field

Equipment including an ice chest, a bag of frozen blood and medical tubes laid out on a table.

PHOTO: Victoria Fire Department Emergency Medical Services carries equipment, shown here, to provide blood transfusions to critically ill or injured patients.

Today marks one year since the Victoria Fire Department began providing whole blood transfusions ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: October 14, 2020

City of Victoria to provide no-cost flu shots to homeless and low-income residents

Flyer advertising the flu shot clinic Oct. 26-28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Queen City Park

The Victoria Fire Department is partnering with local health care providers and nonprofits to provide a no-cost flu shot clinic for homeless and low-income residents 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26-28 at Queen City Park.

The clinic will be funded by Community Devel...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Victoria Fire Department marks Fire Prevention Week with contest

A Dalmatian in a fire helmet cooks at a stove. Text reads "Serve up fire safety in the kitchen!&#

Victoria Fire Department employees are producing a collection of videos to teach the public about fire safety, and residents will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in honor of Fire Prevention Week.

“Normally at this time of year, we host our...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Victoria Fire Department employees achieve honors

Fire medics Luis Malone-Ordaz and Marcos Tudon

Victoria Fire Department fire medic Luis Malone-Ordaz was named Fire Fighter of the Year by the Victoria Northside Rotary Club. Malone-Ordaz has been with the Victoria Fire Department since May 2015. Before that, he worked for Gemini Ambulance Service in ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Victoria Fire Department to host livestreamed 9/11 ceremony

Members of the Victoria Fire Department pose for a photo

PHOTO #1: Members of the Victoria Fire Department pose for a photo at the San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb on Sept. 11, 2019. This year’s event will be hosted remotely at multiple locations, including Memorial Stadium in Victoria.

PHOTO #2: Co...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Victoria Fire Department swears in 8 recruits

Eight fire department recruits are sworn in at the DeLeon Plaza gazebo

From top left, firefighter/paramedic Leanna Richter, firefighter/EMT Madelyn Bishop, firefighter/EMT Rebekah Thompson, firefighter/EMT Ethan Strzelcyk, firefighter/EMT Angelo Stafford, firefighter/EMT Wyatt Andrews, firefighter/EMT Jalen Rangel and inspec...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: June 22, 2020

2 engineers retire from Victoria Fire Department after more than 20 years

Firefighter engineers Joel Gomez and Raul Liendo

City of Victoria Fire Department engineers Joel Gomez and Raul Liendo, who will both retire this month, have been with the department long enough to remember when Fire and EMS were separate operations.

Gomez and Liendo both started as members of Victoria E...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Victoria Fire Department aids regional task force in testing nursing home patients

Fire department paramedic wearing scrubs

PHOTO #1: Firefighter paramedic Pamela Yanta with the Victoria Fire Department prepares May 21 to help test nursing home residents for COVID-19. In order to comply with Governor Greg Abbott’s May 11 order that all nursing home residents and staff be teste...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: May 22, 2020

City’s fire department earns American Heart Association recognition

Victoria Fire Department Patch

The City of Victoria’s Fire Department has earned the American Heart Association’s 2020 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus recognition for its efforts to improve care for patients suffering from an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a serious type o...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire