San Antonio Fire Department member returns to duty following double lung transplant

‘Thank you all for the prayers and support,’ SAFD officials said

San Antonio Fire Department member Albert Pedroza (San Antonio Fire Department)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Fire Department member Albert Pedroza has reported for duty for the first time since undergoing a double lung transplant.

The San Antonio Fire Department shared photos of Pedroza on social media showing him recovering from surgery and smiling upon his return Thursday.

“We are thrilled to report Albert reported back to duty at SAFD today,” SAFD officials said in a tweet. “Thank you all for the prayers and support.”

SAFD officials initially asked for prayers for “Brother Albert” back in February and shared that he has an “unexplainable autoimmune disorder where his body is attacking his own lungs.”

Pedroza is the official photographer and videographer for the SAFD.

“His amazing pictures and award-winning videos have been viewed by literally millions of people,” officials said.

Welcome back!


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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.