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City Recognizes First Responders Who Helped with COVID-19 Response Efforts in El Paso

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Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. and the Pharr City Commission recognized six first responders from the city for their efforts in assisting the State of Texas Emergency Management Taskforce in their efforts against COVID-19 in El Paso.

The team answered the request made by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Division of Emergency Management to assist with response efforts in El Paso.

They joined first responders from throughout the state with medical personnel and equipment to address the surge of COVID-19 cases.

Pharr Fire Chief Leonardo Perez introduced the responders during the city meeting, they are Engineer Juan F. Martinez, Volunteer Firefighter David Gonzalez Jr., Moises Arellanta, Volunteer Firefighter Alicia Cano, Firefighter Hector Garcia, and Volunteer Firefighter Richar Garcia. “All these six people did an excellent job of representing our city in El Paso and assisting their respective teams with Covid response efforts,” said Chief Perez. “I did receive letters from state officials and a phone call from Bernardino Palacios the Program Director of the EMPF and John Phillips the regional coordinator praising our people for their service out there,” added Perez. “Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for your great work, I know you put your lives at risk out there every single day and we are appreciative of the great work you did in assisting the City of El Paso,” said Mayor Hernandez.

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