SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Firefighter, Christopher G. Yock, passed away on June 8 after battling a fire at the San Francisco International Airport parking structure. The San Francisco Fire Department announced that he died from a medical emergency after returning home from the fire.
Numerous firefighters, including Yock, responded to the large blaze at the San Francisco International Airport at 6:30 a.m., according to a news release from the SFFD. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire that took place on the fourth floor of a parking structure that involved over six vehicles.
Upon returning home from the fire, Yock passed away. The SFFD said they are saddened to inform the public of his death and that he was a valuable member of the SFFD.
Yock had been a member of the SFPD since April 12, 2000. He spent most of his career at Station 10 where he served the Richmond District of San Francisco. He transferred to Truck 48 and became a member of the San Francisco International Airport in January 2019.
A vigil will be held for Yock on Thursday, June 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church at 650 Parker Avenue. An Honor Salute will be given by uniformed Public Servants, SFFD Members, and retirees following the ceremonies.