The San Antonio Fire Department says there is a very practical way that you can honor the memory of Firefighter Greg Garza, 49, who died of injuries suffered when he was hit by a van as he got out of his fire truck to answer an alarm on the city's east side, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
"Watch out for first responders along the road," the SAFD said. "Slow down, and don't rubber neck."
Traffic accidents near fire and police response scenes are not unusual due to the tendency people have to want to look at flash lights and emergency vehicles parked along the road.
A special memorial account in honor of firefighter Garza has been set up at Generations Federal Credit Union. Just reference 'the Greg Garza Memorial Account.'
The SAFD has been deluged with condolences from fire and police departments around the country. Messages like 'rest easy, brother' and 'soar with the angels.'
PHOTO COURTESY: SAN ANTONIO FIRE DEPARTMENT