Scott “Scotty” Deem, 31, of San Antonio, Texas, was killed while responding to a four-alarm structure fire on May 18, 2017. Deem and his fellow firefighters were searching the building for survivors, but after 11 minutes, Deem sounded a Mayday call. Rescuers were unable to locate him in time.
Deem served with the San Antonio Fire Department for six years. The department is home to a non-profit CrossFit affiliate, where he worked hard to stay in peak physical health. His favorite workouts included The Chief, DT and Lynne.
Deem is survived by his wife, Jennifer; and children, Dakota, Tyler and Aubrey (due August 2017).
Hero wods?? If you are new to Crossfit you may have heard of the term “Hero” WOD a few times. Crossfit has done an amazing thing by creating WODs to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice that were in the military, police, or fire department. These workouts are meant to be challenging both physically and mentally. Coach Joe said it best (sorry if it’s not 100%), but you die twice, once when you physically die and a second time when no one says your name again. When we do hero wods remember that everything you are doing during the workout is nothing compared to what these individuals have sacrificed.
5 Deadlifts (225/315)
18 Wall Balls (14/20)
17 Burpee Over Bars