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Meet the Firefighters – Ashley Lerma

Meet the Firefighters – Ashley Lerma

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Ashley Lerma Title: Firefighter Years of Service: 2 What led you to becoming a firefighter? I wanted to help people. What do you like about being a firefighter? What I like about being a firefighter is the brotherhood and closeness we all get. What do you like least about being…

First Annual Fire Academy

First Annual Fire Academy

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La Feria Fire Department begins hosting it’s First Annual Fire Academy this week! Beginning Monday, April 8, 2019 the fire department will host healthy meals for the volunteer cadets at the South Station located on FM 506 south of La Feria. The fire department is seeking individuals or groups that…

Shrdlu our Office Cat Has Spring Fever

Shrdlu our Office Cat Has Spring Fever

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Shrdlu our Office Cat has been having to work in the shop for a few days due to the illness of an employee who is now back on the job, much to the relief of Shrdlu. Spring and early Valley summer are definitely here, despite little cold flares, and Shrdlu,…

Meet the Firefighters – Ruben Gutierrez

Meet the Firefighters – Ruben Gutierrez

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Ruben Gutierrez Title: Captain Years of Service: 30 Years What led you to become a firefighter? I was with a friend who just happened to be a volunteer firefighter when he got a call when I was with him. While he was enroute to the call he gave me an…

Meet the Firefighters: Nathan A. Ortiz

Meet the Firefighters: Nathan A. Ortiz

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Nathan A. Ortiz Title: Firefighter Years of Service: 2 1/2 Years What led you to become a firefighter? The events of September 11th made a big impression on me as a child. I’ve always admired the firefighters and first responders who ran into help the people who were trapped. I…

Meet the Firefighters – Roland Mendoza

Meet the Firefighters – Roland Mendoza

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Roland Mendoza Title: Firefighter Years of Service: 7 Years What led you to become a firefighter? My Father and God-Father were firefighters, I can say it was in my blood. What do you like about being a firefighter? I love training. There is always something new to learn. What do…

Meet the Firefighters: Adri Walston

Meet the Firefighters: Adri Walston

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Adri Walston Title: Firefighter Years of Service: 2 Years What led you to become a firefighter? My stepdad was a firefighter for 20 years and pushed me in this direction and I’ve loved it ever since. What do you like about being a firefighter? The adrenaline and helping people. What…

Meet the Firefighters: Carlos Restrepo

Meet the Firefighters: Carlos Restrepo

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Carlos Restrepo Title: Firefighter/Paramedic Years of Service: 5 Years What led you to become a firefighter? What other jobs can provide the variety of work we perform with the everyday gratification of helping the community in which we serve? It is all about helping others and leaving a positive mark…

Meet the Firefighters: Reynaldo Lopez Jr.

Meet the Firefighters: Reynaldo Lopez Jr.

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Reynaldo Lopez Jr. Title: Assistant Fire Chief Years of Service: 8 Years What led you to becoming a firefighter? I wanted a career that meant something. That’s when I jumped on a truck and answered the call. I know I’m making a difference in the community. What do you like…

Do’s and Dont’s for Outdoor Burning

Do’s and Dont’s for Outdoor Burning

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Do’s: Call your local officials (for example, your city or county code enforcement office, your local fire department, or your city or county environmental health department) to make sure that burning is not against any local law, such as a city ordinance. Also make sure that a burn ban is…

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