ODESSA - The Odessa Fire Department has a new name. They are now known as Odessa Fire/Rescue.
Officials say the name change reflects the changing needs of the community and better reflects the diverse services provided by the organization.
The name isn't the only change Odessa Fire/Rescue has undergone.
The organizations' response system has changed as well to provide a more streamline and effective delivery of services to the community.
As a result of a higher demand for EMS services three stations are equipped with Squads, or four door ambulances, allowing a full crew of four personnel to respond to an EMS incident without an Engine.
The new deployment saves money as well as provides a more efficient response.
Other changes include a new logo and mission statement: Odessa Fire/Rescue is dedicated to providing the Community with the highest levels of service excellence through emergency response, prevention and community support.