City of Odessa and Odessa Fire Rescue Hold Johann Ramos Retirement Ceremony

Odessa, Texas/January 21, 2024-The City of Odessa and Odessa Fire Rescue held a special retirement ceremony at the Central Fire Station honoring Johann Ramos, who has served OFR for twenty-five years. 

(Johann Ramos, Retiring-25 years of service-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

Members of Odessa Fire Rescue, Family and Friends, Mayor Javier Joven and Odessa City Councilmembers celebrated Johann Ramos’ 25 years of service. 

(Johann Ramos, Retiring-25 years of service-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

Johann Ramos is retiring as a firefighter/EMT and will be returning to OFR in an administrative capacity. 

(Jason Cotton, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

City of Odessa and Project One-Eleven Held Fentanyl Awareness for Parents

Odessa, Texas/October 31, 2023-The City of Odessa and Project 1:11 hosted a Fentanyl Awareness for parents at Woodson Park in South Odessa. Parents brought their children in costumes to the Halloween themed event. 

(Denise Swanner, Councilmember At-Large-City of Odessa, Texas) 

Odessa Fire Rescue and Odessa Police Department brought emergency vehicles and the SWAT team assault vehicles and hardware. Information was handed out to parents on the dangers of Fentanyl. 

(Jason Cotton, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

NARCAN, which is used to neutralize an overdose of a controlled substance, is available over the counter. 

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Odessa Fire Rescue and Odessa Police Department Host Annual Trunk or Treat Event for Children

Odessa, Texas/October 31, 2023-Odessa Fire Rescue and the Odessa Police Department held their annual Trunk or Treat event at the Central Fire Station. Mom and Dad’s brought their little ones to get candy from fire fighters and from OPD Officers. 

(Jason Cotton, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue-Odessa, Texas) 

The Odessa Fire Rescue and Odessa Police Department Trunk or Treat event is for pre-school and Daycare children only. 

(Cpl. Steve LeSueur, Public Information Officer-Odessa Police Department/Odessa, Texas) 

Public Safety Communications, and Atmos Energy participated in the Trunk or Treat event handing out treats and information to parents. 

(Michael Gereke, Chief of Police-Odessa Police Department/Odessa, Texas) 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

Odessa Police Department’s Annual Block Party at Floyd Gwin Park

Odessa, Texas/August 4, 2023-Bring the kids and the entire family to the Odessa Police Department’s Annual Block Party, Saturday, August 5th from 10am to 2pm at Floyd Gwin Park located at 10th and North County Rd. West. 

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Odessa Fire Rescue Badge Pinning and Promotion Ceremony

Odessa, Texas/May 31, 2023-Odessa Fire Rescue recently held a Badge Pinning and Promotion Ceremony at the Odessa Central Fire Station and Administration Building. 10 New OFR hires were promoted to ROOKIE status and 11 firefighters received their one-year shield. 

(Jason Cotton, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

Many young Hispanics in the City of Odessa are choosing a career path towards firefighting/EMT service and joining Odessa Fire Rescue. 

(Jason Cotton, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

Odessa Fire Rescue Rookie, Cesar Hernandez, was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and came to Texas with his family at the age of two. He was eligible for the DACA program and graduated from Odessa High School. 

(Cesar Hernandez, Rookie Firefighter/EMT-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

Odessa Fire Rescue frequently make runs to west Odessa in Ector County, that has a large Spanish speaking only population. OFR has bilingual firefighters that are able to bridge the communications gap, and help those residents going through a crisis. 

(Cesar Hernandez, Rookie Firefighter/EMT-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

Odessa Fire Rescue reaches out to local high school students through the Field the Shield Program and also encouraging female students to join the fire service. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

 

Odessa, Texas/April 23, 2023-On Friday, April 21st representatives of the City of Odessa along with Mayor Javier Joven, members of the Odessa City Council, family and guests gathered at the Central Fire Station and Administration Building for the official announcement of the new Odessa Fire Rescue Chief. 

Agapito Bernal, the interim Odessa City Manager introduced Jason Cotton as the new OFR Chief. 

(Jason Cotton, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

Fire Chief Jason Cotton is from Odessa and a 1992 graduate of Permian High School. Chief Cotton comes from a family of Odessa Fire Fighters. 

(Jason Cotton, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

Fire Chief Jason Cotton has a set of goals he wants Odessa Fire Rescue to achieve, one of those goals is training. 

(Jason Cotton, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue/Odessa, Texas) 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.