San Antonio training center named in fallen firefighter’s honor

Firefighter Scott Deem was honored by the San Antonio Fire Department by having a mock 2,400 square foot home named after him

SAN ANTONIO — A fallen firefighter was honored by having a new training center named after him.

News 4 San Antonio reported the San Antonio Fire Department named their new, 2,400 square foot mock home training facility after Scott Deem, who was killed while battling a massive shopping center fire in 2017.


Behind the scenes tour of the SAFDs newest training facility. News 4 San Antonio KABB FOX 29 News, San Antonio

Posted by Joe Galli on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

"Every time someone comes here they understand the commitment that we have and to never let Scott’s loss be in vain,” Chief Charles Hood said.

The facility is filled with smoke during training exercises in which firefighters are tasked with rescuing two dummies and an injured firefighter in zero visibility.

“The communication that they have with command is critical, the bench marks that they are progressing through, those things need to be mentioned and those are the types of factors that firefighter struggle with out in the field, so it is extremely realistic,” Hood said.


Today the SAFD is proud to open the Scott Deem Training Facility for full time use. This facility will help our firefighters and command staff better prepare for mayday situations should they arise.

Posted by San Antonio Fire Department on Tuesday, October 2, 2018


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