Statement by the SAFD regarding the death of Patricia Matthews:

Published On: Nov 14 2011 11:38:11 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 01 2011 04:51:26 AM CDT

The family of Patricia Matthews has the sympathy of the entire San Antonio Fire Department. Ms. Matthews' condition was thoroughly evaluated and the paramedics involved made extensive efforts to treat her prior to leaving the scene and in route to the hospital. Medical privacy laws prevent any medical provider from releasing specific details about patient condition or treatment. The Department of State Health Services investigated the incident and determined that the San Antonio Fire Department's care of Ms. Matthews was appropriate. The San Antonio Fire Department understands that Ms. Matthews' family is still grieving and they continue to have our condolences.