SECTION I MAYDAY PROCEDURES. A PARTIAL GUIDE TO MCFRS SAFE STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING POLICY. The purpose of this presentation is to expand on the new Safe Structural Firefighting Policy 24-07 with regards to maydays. THE REAL MISSION.
A PARTIAL GUIDE TO MCFRS SAFE STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING POLICY
The goal of the fire department is to prevent the need for MAYDAY or the subsequent RIT operation.
There is a narrow window of survivability for a firefighter who is out of
SCBA air supply or trapped.
Individual firefighters must not delay reporting to Command if they become lost, trapped, or otherwise in need of assistance.
Mayday Is A Phrase Indicating That You Are In Distress.
Our policy defines Mayday as:
“An emergency distress signal indicating that one or more fire/rescue personnel need emergency assistance to escape an IDLH environment.”
Unit presses the EB on the portable radio and transmits “E191 to Command, “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY, E191-B and E191-C are trapped on the second floor, Side C, quadrant B.”
By first pressing the EB, a firefighter with a mayday triggers the “ruthless preemption” feature of the 800 MHz radio.
Activate your PASS device after giving mayday information.
A-assignment at time of mayday
This presentation highlights critical points but it is not intended to be, nor should it be taken as a substitute for careful reading of the entire policy!
PSTA Training Officer
In-Service Training Coordinator