Friday, 4 July 2008

Fire Drill

We had a great Fire Drill yesterday, on Deck 2 Forward, where our radios didn't work too well and communication was very hard. I had to phone Reception and ask them to relay a message to Fire Control, and the Receptionist couldn't hear a word through my breathing mask and my Darth Vader breathing. We found a victim - the ship's Chief Officer who is a very big guy, and me and 4 other firemen really struggled to carry him out of the smoke to a stairwell, where we couldn't carry him any further...The On-Scene Commander sent a huge Ukrainian engineer down to help us carry the victim up a deck to the awaiting Emergency Medical Team. Today I ache all over from the effort. Olly

1 comment:

Peter said...

Sounds like you needed help from fire team 1 :)