May day, may day, may day – firefighter down!
That was the message conveyed to the volunteer firefighters who arrived on the scene of a two story masonry building. The downed firefighter’s partner met the volunteer firefighters at the entry door. He said his partner was injured and unable to evacuate the building on his own.
The rescue team gathered their equipment and made entry. Minutes later the firefighters conveyed by radio that they had found the downed firefighter and were initiating a rescue.
Shortly thereafter the firefighters appeared in the doorway with the firefighter. A second evolution got all the volunteers through the training session. The event was a successful one.
Our thanks goes out to the local prison warden for letting us use their building. Also, thank you to professional photographer Chad Wittenberg.