*As Stonewall works his way up into the attic, I look back at my crew on the line.*
'Stonewall. *Breathe* Take the nozzle.'
*I turn back toward the guys as I move backward to the scuttle hole.*
'How you guys doin' on air!'
*I watch as they check down and I see a few of them look up saying that they're low.*
'All right, we're gonna get out of here.'
*I turn back to the guys in the attic.*
'I'm calling command, let's get out of here. Leave the line there.'
*As I step down from the attic, I key the mic after I click out of my regulator.*
Me: "Squad 7 to Command."
IC: "Go ahead."
Me: "Command, I've got a few guys here who are running low on air. We're going to go ahead and back out."
IC: "Copy Squad 7. Take your equipment with you. BREAK South Fourth Command to Engine 19."
19: "Go ahead Command."
IC: "19, I need you guys to stretch a line following Squad 7's. You guys are going to head in."
*As we're coming out of the house, working the line with us, I see the guys from 19.*
Me: 'Hey, it's right to the right up in the attic about twenty feet back.'
19: 'All right, you guys get up there?'
Me: 'We got in the attic but we couldn't get to the fire. The truck guys opened up a scuttle hole just off to the left of the stairs like five feet or so down the hallway. You're gonna need an an attic ladder to get up in there.'
19: 'All right, we'll get it. Thanks man.'
Me: 'Yeah man. I guess we're clearing. I dunno why they wanted us to take our stuff with us.'
19: 'Probably. Perks of being a SOC company.'
Me: 'Something like that I guess.'
19: 'Hey, sorry to hear about your guy.'
Me: 'Yeah, he's one of the truck guys. Thanks man.'
*I pat him on the shoulder as we walk out of the house. I go ahead and take my helmet, hood, and mask off as I walk outside the house.*
Me: 'Hey Chief, what's up?'
IC: 'I'm going to go ahead and release you guys. We're just going to hold two and two.'
Me: 'Works for me. We're going to go ahead and pack everything up and get outta here then.'
IC: 'Sounds good.'
*As I walk back over to the trucks, I pass the truck first.*
'Pack it up boys.'
*I get back to my truck and I go ahead and sling my airpack down onto the bumper. I head back to the rear of the truck where we grab some of the spare bottles. I bring the two that we in the chute and I bring it with me. I rest one of the bumper attack tray. I swap my bottle and then I bring the air pack over and put it back into my bracket. When I'm done, I slide the old bottle back into the chute and then I put my air bottle into the bracket in my seat. I toss my coat in the engine and then I look at the guys as they're already racking hose. I climb up on top of the engine and I help them get the preconnects racked before we work on the supply line. Once we get finished, I look to the guys as I climb down.*
'All right, we're going to the hospital to see Kyle. Miller, you're detailed to the truck to drive them.'
*I get into the engine, put my headset on and press the PTT.*
Me: "Squad 7, 911."
911: "Go ahead."
Me: "Squad 7's going to be clear, available."
911: "Copy Squad 7."
'All right Simmon, SCH.'