• July 11, 2020

Odessa American: Fire And Rescue

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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.

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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

New firefighters receive OFR badges

More than 50 people attended the OFR badge pinning ceremony for eight new firefighters Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Central Fire Station truck room.

4:52 pm | See more

Fire injures homeowner

Odessa Fire Rescue Units and the Fire Marshals Division responded to a structure fire located at 1413 Rosewood at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

6:26 pm | See more

OFR firefighter hospitalized after chemical fire in north Odessa

An Odessa Fire Rescue firefighter was hospitalized after a chemical fire in north Odessa.

4:43 pm | See more

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.

4:05 pm | See more

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


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