Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 18 March 2011 09:29
MISSION — The Mission Fire Department received a donation last month from the Texas Forest Service (TFS). With the donation came an additional responsibility for Mission firefighters – being on call to help the organization fight massive wildfires.
Gov. Rick Perry activated the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) in February because of the threat of wildfires throughout the state. MFD was one of four fire departments that received the first round of TIFMAS grants – a truck specially designed to battle wildfires. Pharr Fire Department will be receiving a truck by the end of March.