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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Victoria Fire Department swears in new employees, announces promotions

Four people in firefighter dress clothes. Three have blue shirts and hold yellow patches.

PHOTO #1: From left, Victoria Fire Department Chief Tracy Fox poses for a photo with Firefighter/EMTs John Rudd, Austin Muñoz and Enrique Cavazos. The new firefighter/EMTs were sworn in during a Nov. 5 ceremony at the Community Center annex. They will now...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Victoria Fire Department to celebrate 150 years of dedicated service

Victoria Fire Department. 150 years of service. 1871 to 2021.

If you’ve ever caught a glimpse of the back of the Victoria Fire Department T-shirts, just under the word “Victoria,” you might have noticed that they proudly state “EST. 1871.” 

The Victoria Fire Department will celebrate its 150th anniversary wi...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: August 24, 2021

City’s fire department earns American Heart Association recognition

Two pieces of electronic equipment with display monitors. One is connected to small white EKG pads.

PHOTO: A cardiac monitor and electrocardiogram (EKG) defibrillator are displayed at Victoria Fire Department Station Two, 2708 Miori Lane. This equipment is used by firefighter/EMTs to provide first aid to patients with heart attack symptoms.

The City of V...

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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: May 18, 2021

City of Victoria Fire Department celebrates EMS Week

Six people, four in firefighter polos, pose with table full of donut boxes and donut-shaped balloons

PHOTO: DeTar Hospital Navarro provided complimentary donuts to EMS workers May 17 in celebration of National EMS Week. Citizens Medical Center and DeTar Healthcare System will provide meals and snacks for EMS workers throughout the week. Shown from left a...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Victoria Fire Department concludes at-home vaccination program

A woman wearing medical gloves uses a syringe to give an injection to a seated elderly woman

PHOTO: Team leader Brandy Marek with the Victoria Fire Department administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 5 to a Victoria Meals on Wheels client.

The Victoria Fire Department is no longer accepting registrations for its COVID-19 vaccination program...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Victoria Fire Department honors employees during ceremony

Firefighters in shirt-and-tie uniform stand in front of a backdrop

The Victoria Fire Department swore in two new employees, honored five recently promoted fire engineers and recognized an employee who completed her probationary period during a ceremony at the Victoria Community Center annex Friday. Shown from left are ne...

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2020 - Spotlight - Fire
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Victoria Fire Department delivers COVID-19 vaccine to homebound seniors

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PHOTO #1: Members of the Victoria Fire Department and volunteer registered nurse Megan Garcia prepare doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday for distribution to Victoria Meals on Wheels clients. The fire department partnered with Meals on Wheels to deliver ...

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

Victoria Fire Department employees donate gifts to local families

Firefighters stand in front of parked fire engine with wrapped gifts arranged across the front.

PHOTO #1: Victoria Fire Department Station One employees, from left, firefighter/EMT Spencer Craig, fire medic Zachary Negron, Lieutenant Robert Bayer, firefighter/EMT David Willis, Lieutenant Allen Carroll, Battalion Chief Jeffery Cowan, fire medic Devon...

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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