Save your partner firefighter or victim?
I was asked this question on an oral board this weekend. You can only save either your partner or the victim, not both. I have heard previous answers and reasonings from hearsay.
I chose to save the victim as I would want my partner to do the same. That is, assuming the victim still had "potenitally manageable abc's". I fully understand 2 in 2 out, but this is a unique scenario. As a public servant and protector of the citizens of that city, it is my duty to attempt to save the victims life first. I can see how a panel may be swayed into thinking that my partner would trust me, but I think this is an ethical question about more than trust between two people. There is a third dynamic involved, the victim that breaches the idea of 2 in 2 out and trust between partner firefighters.
I would be yelling at my fellow firefighter to get out as quickly as possible with the victim and hope the RIT team would be coming if determined safe (as safe as a burning builing can be).
Has anyone been asked this question, chosen the same or different answer, and how would you answer this question?