San Antonio Firefighter Dies After Accident at Fire Call

The San Antonio Firefighter who was hit by a truck at a fire scene this morning has died.

Chief Charles Hood made the tragic announcement this morning.

The Firefighter was identified as Greg Garza. He was rushed to SAMMC following the accident.

"Greg was a stunningly tall, muscular, man," Hood said. "He was a happy individual. Every time you saw Greg, he had a big smile on his face. I have over 1800 firefightes, I love every single one of them, but I loved Greg Garza."

Hood said firefighters perform so many very dangerous duties, that it is tragic that a firefighter was killed when they 'stumbled off a truck in a small accident.'

"This shows how dangerous this job is every single day."

Hood said the department is 'hurt right now, beat up and bruised, but we will continue to respond.'

Mayor Nirenberg says the flags across the city will fly at half mast in honor of Firefighter Garza.

Photo of Greg Garza provided by San Antonio Fire Department

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