The San Antonio Fire Department made key mistakes in its handling of a shopping center fire that took the life of firefighter Scott Deem, a state report found.
As temperatures drop, the number of fires tends to rise due to increased space heater and fireplace usage, SAFD Chief Charles Hood said.
By many measures and in every slice of life, 2017 was an eventful year for San Antonio, Texas, and the United States.
The festival featured a scholarship giveaway to two Communities in Schools students and a cook-off between SAPD Chief McManus and SAFD Chief Hood.
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the May 18 fire at the Ingram Square shopping center, which took the life of firefighter Scott Deem.
Chief Hood confirmed Tuesday that any firefighters wishing to attend the Friday funeral planned for fallen San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem can do so.
Thursday was the fire department’s “worst day,” Hood said. But moving forward, they’ll learn from the incident while honoring and celebrating Deem’s life.
City Council approved a long-awaited, five year contract with the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA) Thursday morning, a contract that a number of community members – namely those involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement – believe will only further divide law enforcement and the communities of color since it lacks accountability measures for officers with prior offenses.
San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood separates large-scale emergencies into two categories: situations that keep him up at night and ones that don’t.
More than 20 fire units responded to the Shops at Rivercenter’s parking garage around 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, set ablaze while construction crews dismantled a cooling unit with a torch.