DC Firefighter, With Only 6 Months Experience, Saves Woman From Burning Home

A rookie firefighter from Washington DC is being hailed a hero after saving a woman from her burning home over Memorial Day weekend.

<p>Firefighter Kojo Saunders</p>

Firefighter Kojo Saunders

Photo Credit: DC Fire & EMS (Twitter)

Probationary Firefighter Kojo Saunders of Engine 10 in Trinidad only had six months experience when he completed the rescue on Sunday, May 29, DC Fire & EMS said. 

Saunders said crews found smoke throughout the building, located in the 2100 block of I Street Northeast, upon entry. He later heard someone coughing, found the woman and pulled her to safety.

When asked about how it felt to make a rescue as a probationary officer, Saunders had this to say: "It feels nice to be able to do my job." 

Saunders is the second probationary firefighter to make a rescue this year, according to DC Fire & EMS. 

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