National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Fire Engineer
Age: 37
Year of Death: 2007

Scott Peter Desmond

Submitted by his Family

Scott P. Desmond
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District – California
Classification: Career
Rank: Fire Engineer
Date of Death: July 21‚ 2007
Age: 37

From his earliest days‚ Scott Desmond liked to say that he wanted to be ‘just like my dad.’ Throughout his life‚ he valued the closeness of family…his own and his extended fire service family.

Born in New Rochelle‚ New York‚ Scott’s fire service career began with the Orange County Fire Authority. In 1999‚ he joined the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District‚ was promoted to Fire Engineer in 2002 and had finished in the top third of the most recent Captain’s testing.

At home‚ Scott cherished his family life with wife‚ Carolyn‚ and son‚ Tyler. His humor‚ compassion and sense of fun enveloped and enriched anyone who met him. He loved baseball‚ playing guitar‚ music trivia‚ and playing video games. He was also a big fan of Seinfeld and Star Wars.

In addition to Carolyn and Tyler‚ Scott is survived by his parents‚ Robert and Linda Desmond‚ siblings Robert Jr.‚ Chris‚ and Tiffany Desmond‚ and a large group of family and friends that love him and miss him dearly.

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  1. My son Scott was a wonderful son, father, husband and brother. He loved his life and did anything and everything he could to make others happy. He was so loving and was truly loved. It’s been 8 years and I’m still devastated. That will never change. We all miss him so much and pray that we will see him again. ?

    – Linda Desmond
  2. I stop by to honor you today, Scott. Thank you for your bravery and willingness to help make the world a better place. You will never be forgotten!

    Sister of Kenney Nickell, LODD, 4/6/99, KY

    – Starla Taylor
  3. Linda, Robert, Carolyn
    Please know your firefighter family will never forget Scott. July 21, 2021. it is the 14 year anniversary, and I hope you find comfort and peace.

    Lisa Hopman Wife of William, LODD 1/11/2011

    – Lisa Hopman
  4. Scott, we miss you always! Hard to believe we are coming up on 15 years, it still hurts like it was yesterday! I know you’re doing the same thing in heaven as we did down here….quoting Seinfeld making the angels laugh!

    – Charles Thomas