The State Fire Marshal’s Office released a 112-page report on the deadly Ingram Square Shopping Center fire that took the life of veteran firefighter Scott Deem in May of 2017.
The document shows a number of things the San Antonio Fire Department did wrong in pursuit of the shopping center blaze, calling Deem’s death ‘preventable'.
To see the full report, click here.
The report gives 11 recommendations for SAFD. A few include:
• Document firefighters training in a more organized way
• Adopt a ‘culture change’ across the department
• Perform in-depth pre-incident planning
• Update mayday procedures
• Stop freelancing (when a firefighter works independently without consent from a commander)
• Uphold accountability
The document also provides pictures where Deem’s body was found.
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An autopsy concluded his cause of death was from fire injuries, with the manner being homicide.
The report shows the majority of Deem’s ‘recent training’ was online.