PHOTO: The Victoria Fire Department was recognized by the Department of Public Safety’s Chief Executive Protection Bureau for its response to two medical emergencies during an Oct. 27 campaign visit from Governor Greg Abbott. Shown from left, with the Victoria Fire Department, are Fire Chief Tracy Fox, Paramedic Crewleader Robert Peña, Paramedic Crewleader Gabriel Balcorta, EMS Battalion Chief Mark Martyn, Firefighter/EMT Madison Prickett, Paramedic Crewleader Rebekah Thompson, Paramedic Crewleader Tyler Laqua and EMT Paramedic Katheryn Kile; with the DPS Chief Executive Protection Bureau, Chief Rudy Resendez, Capt. Henry DeLaRosa and Special Agent Christopher Weimer.
The City of Victoria Fire Department received a certificate of appreciation from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Chief Executive Protection Bureau for its response to two medical emergencies during Governor Greg Abbott’s Oct. 27 campaign stop at The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar.
During the event, two people in attendance suffered unrelated medical emergencies, and fire department personnel provided medical care in cooperation with the Chief Executive Protection Bureau. Fire department personnel had been staged at the event, and additional personnel were called to the scene to assist.
“We are extremely proud of these deserving members for their outstanding work and partnership with a state agency,” said Fire Chief Tracy Fox.
For more information about the Victoria Fire Department, visit www.victoriatx.gov/fire.