Fundraiser held for firefighter injured in fatal Ingram Square fire
Brad Phipps remains at SAMMC
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – The firefighter community spent Sunday helping one of its own.
San Antonio firefighter Brad Phipps was severely injured in the Ingram Square fire that claimed one of his fellow firefighters' lives last month.
On Sunday, organizers held a fundraiser to help Phipps and his family.
Organizers said they had a line out to the road earlier in the day, despite the rain.
With the help of dozens of volunteers, there was a raffle, silent auction, shirt and bracelet sales, plate sales and food for an estimated 3,000 people, all of which was donated.
The core group organizers were mostly former Geronimo Village volunteer firefighters and current Bexar County Emergency Services District 2 firefighters.
In addition to being with the San Antonio Fire Department, Phipps is a senior captain at Bexar County District 2 Fire and Rescue.
"(The) family's doing OK," Bexar County District 2 Fire and Rescue Capt. Jacob Gonzales said. "Like I said, this is a brotherhood. And you know, we're a big family, so we're just looking out after them (the) best we can."
Phipps remains hospitalized at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.
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All the proceeds raised at Sunday's fundraiser will go to Phipps and his family.
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