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