Corpus Christi Fire Department Marks 50th Anniversary of Emergency Medical Services

City’s First Two EMTs to be Recognized

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On October 1, 1973, the Corpus Christi Fire Department (CCFD) received a call concerning a woman trapped in a pit at a local muffler shop. This pivotal incident marked the first time in CCFD history that Advanced Medical Emergency Technicians were dispatched, heralding a new era in emergency response capabilities.

The unwavering dedication and commitment of CCFD firefighters and paramedics have been instrumental in advancing and enhancing emergency medical services across the Coastal Bend area. Over the course of more than five decades, their tireless efforts have played a vital role in safeguarding and serving the community of Corpus Christi. Their hard work and sacrifices have not gone unnoticed; this 50th-anniversary milestone stands as a testament to their daily commitment to saving lives.

To commemorate this significant achievement, the Corpus Christi City Council will issue a proclamation on October 17 at 11:00 a.m., acknowledging the 50th Anniversary of Emergency Medical Services. Notably, the original responding EMTs, Randy Curtis and Armando Caceres, will be present at the ceremony.

As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, let us collectively express our gratitude and appreciation to the firefighters and paramedics who have dedicated themselves to ensuring the well-being of our community.

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