Matthew Quiroz joins fire department


After the massive crowds welcomed home Matthew Quiroz on April 28, the "Team Matthew" movement is still in full swing here in our community. The Thursday after his homecoming, the local fire department stepped in to give Matthew a surprise fire truck escort from his sibling's baseball game to the fire station.

Matthew was given a legitimate fire fighter helmet signed by the entire FSFD, a formal fire department shirt with its uniform patches on it, and a special plaque declaring him as an official member of the fire department and honorary fire fighter. Matthew’s mother, Violeta Cano, said she was speechless and thankful for all that the fire department and citizens of Fort Stockton have done for Matthew.