• April 14, 2021

Odessa American: Fire And Rescue

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OFR captain, family receive free HVAC unit

Odessa Fire Rescue Captain Tyler Henry knew he was going to receive a state-of-the-art HVAC unit as part of Bryant True Heroes program.

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Odessa firefighter charged in child porn

An Odessa firefighter has been placed on administrative leave without pay after he was arrested last week on possession of child pornography.

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OPD, OFR will still wear masks after mandate expires

Though Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide mask mandate will expire on Wednesday, City of Odessa employees will still be required to wear face coverings while interacting with the public and while inside city buildings.

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Man dies in structure fire

A 58-year-old man died as a result of injuries from a structure fire early Friday morning, a City of Odessa press release detailed.

1:15 pm | See more

OFR firefighter charged in fatal shooting in Colorado

A firefighter for Odessa Fire Rescue was arrested after he was reportedly involved in a fatal shooting at a campground in Colorado.

5:53 pm | See more

Odessa man injured from motorcycle crash

An Odessa man is in critical condition after a crash that happened Saturday night.

7:43 pm | See more

Three teens dead in Odessa

Odessa police are investigating a fatal crash that took place in north Odessa Saturday morning according to a press release from the Odessa Police Department.

11:33 am | See more

White suspended for 2 days

Odessa Fire Rescue Chief John Alvarez said during a phone interview Thursday that he recommended OFR Assistant Chief Joey White be suspended for two days without pay for making controversial comments on Facebook.

1:19 pm | See more

Man dead after setting himself on fire

A man was reportedly found dead Wednesday afternoon after firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1900 block of North Hancock Avenue.

Updated: 12:35 pm | See more

Plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients needed

MIDLAND Vitalant has launched a program to treat COVID-19 patients with blood plasma donated by people who have recovered from the diseases, according to a press release Thursday.

4:11 pm | See more

Odessa Forum, City honor first responders

More than 50 first responders packed into the lobby of the Odessa Police Department during the Odessa Forum’s annual Law Enforcement and Appreciation day on Friday morning.

3:11 pm | See more


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