• November 13, 2019

Odessa American: Fire And Rescue

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City reaching out as cold finally hits

Odessa’s Director of Communications Devin Sanchez shared the fire marshal’s suggestions for keeping homes both warm and safe as winter finally arrives in Odessa this week.

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OFR lists safety tips for Halloween

The Odessa Fire Rescue Fire Marshal’s Division has detailed seven safety tips when celebrating Halloween.

1:28 pm | See more

OFR, OPD welcome trick or treaters

Odessa Fire Rescue and Odessa Police Department will be hosting an event for trick or treaters at the OFR Central Fire Station.

2:49 pm | See more

Newest additions to OFR each relish opportunity

Prior to graduating from Allen High School, Dylan Garza had talked with his friends about joining the volunteer fire department.

4:50 pm | See more

Odessa, Midland first responders ready for second softball challenge

For the second time in as many years, the Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue will face Midland Police Department and Midland Fire Department in a first responders softball contest.

5:13 pm | See more

Woman dead as OFR responds to fire in south Odessa

A 45-year-old woman was reportedly found dead as Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire in south Odessa.

4:02 pm | See more

Odessa needs more paramedics

Odessa found itself in the national spotlight again after a comment by presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke during a Thursday night Democratic debate in Houston in which he said there was an ambulance shortage during the mass shooting.

2:22 pm | See more

Roof fire sparked at Midland hospital

Patients have returned to their rooms and operations are returning to normal “as quickly as possible” following a roof fire at Midland Memorial Hospital Friday, a statement on the hospital’s Facebook page said.

11:00 am | See more

OFR searching for information in 3-vehicle fire

The Odessa Fire Rescue is searching for people involved in a three-vehicle fire in central Odessa.

5:11 pm | See more

Odessa Fire Rescue stays ready for holiday weekend

Though a burn ban isn't in effect for Ector County, Odessa Fire Rescue will maintain its readiness.

5:10 pm | See more

American Red Cross ready to install free smoke alarms in Odessa neighborhoods

The Permian Basin Chapter of the American Red Cross along with Chevron and Odessa Fire Rescue are holding a Sound the Alarm event on Saturday in Odessa.

5:52 pm | See more


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