SAN ANTONIO - San Diego Assistant Fire Chief Matt Valdez graduated from San Antonio Fire Academy.

Valdez is a native from San Diego. He has been a member of the San Diego Volunteer Fire Department for more than a decade and was the fire chief for a few years before his move to San Antonio. 

On Aug. 3, Valdez graduated and is now a firefighter with the San Antonio Fire Department. His family and fellow firefighters were present at the graduation.