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City of Mission Official Swearing-In Ceremony for Fire Chief Adrian Garcia 

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Mission Fire Chief Adrian Garcia with Mission Mayor Norie Gonzalez- Garza and other city council members at the Swearing-in ceremony. Image courtesy of the City of Mission
Mission Fire Chief Adrian Garcia with Mission Mayor Norie Gonzalez- Garza and other city council members at the Swearing-in ceremony. Image courtesy of the City of Mission

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MISSION, Texas – There’s a new Fire Chief in town! The City of Mission officially Swore-In Fire Chief Adrian Garcia, who started his role in March 2023.

Mission Fire Chief Adrian Garcia with the Mission Fire Department. Image courtesy of the City of Mission

“The City of Mission is excited to have Fire Chief Adrian Garcia join and represent our community,” said City Manager Randy Perez. “It is an honor for us to witness this full circle moment for Chief Garcia, who began his career in the City of Mission as a Volunteer Firefighter in 1991 and has since had a remarkable 30-year career in public service, having served entities throughout Texas in various capacities from emergency management to police services,” continued Perez. “We know his wealth of experience and knowledge will greatly serve our residents and community.” 

Mission Fire Chief Garcia takes the oath-of-office. Image courtesy of the City of Mission

Chief Garcia earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree with an emphasis in Emergency Management from the University of North Texas and is currently attending Columbia Southern University pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Emergency Services Management.

Among his various professional roles, Chief Garcia has previously served as the Assistant Fire Chief of the Fire Prevention and Planning Division at the DFW Airport Fire Services. Additionally, he served as the Plans Team Manager for the Texas Task Force and Fire Chief for the City of Kingsville Fire Department. Most recently, he was a Joint Emergency Service Chief in charge of starting, developing, and executing EMS Districts in Reeves County.

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In addition, Chief Garcia is a Licensed Paramedic, Master Structural Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Aircraft Rescue Firefighter, Master Peace Officer, and Certified Fire Executive. 

Mission Fire Chief Garcia takes the oath-of-office. Image courtesy of the City of Mission

“It is truly an honor and pleasure to be back in the Rio Grande Valley working with the City of Mission Fire Department, serving the community where I began my career. This is home and where my roots have always been,” said Chief Adrian Garcia.

While serving the City of Mission during the early years of his career, Chief Garcia received several commendations, including Firefighter of the Year in 1992 and 1995. At DFW Airport, he was recognized as Public Safety Officer of the Year in 2000. In 2005, he was appointed as Team Commander of a six-person team that deployed to New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Newly sworn-in Mission Fire Chief Adrian Garcia. Image courtesy of the City of Mission
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