SANTA FE, Texas (KTRK) -- The last time Tommy Anderson made a run with his crew was on Nov. 2, and that was as a patient.
On Friday, the Santa Fe Fire and Rescue chief returned home after more than 100 days in the hospital after falling off a roof.
Anderson underwent eight surgeries and was even intubated for weeks.
The homecoming had all the elements of an overdue celebration, complete with a surprise procession by the all-volunteer fire and EMS crews from Santa Fe, Dickinson, Galveston and Hitchcock.
Anderson, a 49-year firefighting veteran, shed tears as the procession passed by his home.
For now, he'll recover at home. Members of the John Mitchell Masonic Lodge #1401 built a wheelchair ramp and doors so Anderson can move about better.
Anderson said he hopes to be walking soon and return to the firehouse.
Santa Fe fire chief returns home after 100-plus days in hospital
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