‘I didn’t think, I just moved’ – firefighter who saved partner

(Cape Town) – The firefighter who dragged his partner from a burning house after its roof collapsed says good training made him a hero.

GOOD NEWS: The City of Cape Town firefighter Lorenzo Johannes: News24.

“In that moment I didn’t really fear anything. I was just focused on doing what needs to be done,” Lorenzo Johannes said.

“I didn’t think, I just moved. Months of good training kicked in. I just went through the motions to make sure my partner survives.”

The City of Cape Town recently awarded Johannes, 34, a commendation badge for outstanding work. He had been working as a firefighter for the city for four years.

 Johannes and his partner Marius van Wyk responded to a fire in Misty Cliffs, near Simon’s Town, in April.
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