It was during a training of structure fire and I was inside the middle of doing the training when my partner passed out in the middle of searching part of our training.
He was claustrophobic and forgot to tell me about it. So we"re in the middle of doing a search of a two story house when he passed out on the top floor and we where in full gear. So I finally start to feel dead weight on my turn out pants.
I keep pulling him until I found the victim and I looked back on him to find him not responding to me–yelling at him through my scba mask I dropped the victim and found out that all the training i’ve had on first aid was going to pay off.
I started to remove his gear when I smelled smoke. They where lighting the house up with us inside!!!
I pulled him slowly to a blacked out area when I saw the rest of the department telling me to go down stairs and start my hose training. So I yelled down to them that my partner is passed out. By the time we got back inside it was really hard to see because we had black smoke in front of us!! I finally heard my alarm go off and I just stood up and picked my partner up in my arms and started my way down stairs to the front door. I guess that the hose team saw my flashlight because they came and got my partner. After this all happened I learned to never ever do a second story search w/o command knowing and to communicate better with your partner. I also learned to carry a radio at all times while on call.