Progreso Fire Department

Phone: (956) 565-9202

Mission Statement
To provide emergency fire suppression services and fire prevention programs designed to protect the lives and property of the community. We are committed to mitigating the adverse effects of fire and medical emergencies and to limit our citizens’ exposure to dangerous conditions that threaten the safety and health of the community.


Vision Statement
The Progreso Fire Department vows to respond to all emergencies in a safe, courteous, and professional manner. Our dedicated corps of volunteer firefighters are dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of our community. They are members of a professional team that takes pride in representing the entire city. Our fire department will always endeavor to maintain a trustworthy relationship with the community by involving its residents in fire education, prevention, and protection programs.


About the Fire Department

The Progreso Fire Department was established in June, 2017, after two years of extensive planning by city leaders. The city’s development of its own fire department is a source of pride for local residents who previously had depended on the City of Weslaco for fire protection services. The new department will vastly improve response time to fires and other public safety emergencies such as natural disasters.

The Progreso Fire Department is staffed by approximately 25 volunteer firefighters, all of whom are certified by the State Fire Fighters and Marshals’ Association. The department has one fire engine and one tank and a full array of rescue tools and bunker gear. The fire station is centrally located to provide the best response time possible.

Robert Hernandez

Fire Chief

Efrain Vazquez

Deputy Chief

Progreso Fire Department Crew

Felix Hernandez


Gualberto Torres


Romero Amador


Isaias Iturrubiate


Raul Garcia


Aurora Hernandez

Fire Department Secretary

Fire department personnel interacting with the community