USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Firefighter was struck by an oncoming vehicle

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Greg Garza, 49, of the San Antonio Fire Department on October 15, 2019

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Firefighter Greg Garza responded to an electrical incident at the Comfort Suites. Garza returned to the apparatus to retrieve some equipment and was attempting to exit the fire apparatus when he tripped getting out of the truck and was hit by an oncoming vehicle. He went into traumatic arrest, was transported and passed away at the hospital.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Garza at

To date, 43 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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USFA: Texas On-Duty Death