On Friday, May 26, 2017, the San Antonio Fire Department laid to rest FF/EMT Scott Deem, L35-A, who was killed in the line of duty while performing search and rescue operations at a 4-Alarm commercial structure fire. Two other firefighters were injured in the blaze; one was released from the hospital and the other remains in stable, but critical condition.
Scott leaved behind a wife and two children with a third on the way.
Fire departments from across central Texas and firefighters from as far away as Canada came to pay their respects .
I was one of two photographers requested by the Hartford, Ct. FD to take pictures of the funeral of Firefighter Kevin Bell who died while operating at a 2nd alarm fire at 598 Blue Hills Ave. on 10/7/14. While these pictures are not of the fire they are the reality of what can and does happen to members while operating at fires. It was an honor to take the pictures while at the same time it is an uncomfortable experience.