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Fire Ground Survival Emergency SCBA Operations & Mayday Procedures

Fire Ground Survival Emergency SCBA Operations & Mayday Procedures

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Fire Ground Survival Emergency SCBA Operations & Mayday Procedures

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  1. Fire Ground SurvivalEmergency SCBA Operations & Mayday Procedures January 2011

  2. The major causes of firefighter fatalities inside structure fires are: • Lost inside the structure • Structural collapse • Fire progress (including back draft and flashover) • Most are due to running out of air (smoke inhalation)

  3. Are we prepared if we are lost, trapped, or separated from our crew? Practical Drills • Mayday Procedures • SCBA Emergency Operations • Firefighter Rescue

  4. Mayday Procedures • Radio “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday, Command from Engine 1” • Radio your Name, Location, Conditions, Air, and Needs • “This is Firefighter Jones from Engine 1. I’m in the basement and can’t find my way out. I’m separated from my crew. I have 1300 pounds of air remaining. I need help finding the stairway out.”

  5. EMER Button • Only use the EMER Button if you cannot verbally report a Mayday • EMER activation will be treated as a Mayday • Takes the user to an EMER talk group • Comm. Center notifies IC and attempts to contact the user

  6. NIOSH Recommendations • Transmit a distress signal • Activate PASS device • Conserve air • Stay calm and avoid unnecessary physical activity • Determine potential escape routes • Stay in radio contact • Flashlight toward the ceiling • Make tapping noises with a tool on the floor or wall

  7. “GRAB LIVES” Procedure • G – Gauge (check air) • R – Radio (mayday) • A – Activate (pass) • B – Breathing (control) • L – Low (stay low) • I – Illuminate (flashlight) • V – Volume (make noise) • E – Exit (find an exit) • S – Shield Airway (hood or glove)

  8. 5 Reasons to Call a Firefighter Emergency/MAYDAY • Separated from Crew or “Lost” • SCBA Malfunction or Low Air • Injured or Disabled • Trapped, Pinned, or Entangled in Debris • Any life threatening condition that cannot be resolved in 30 seconds

  9. Rule of Air Management (ROAM) • Know how much air you have in your SCBA • Manage your air so that you leave the hazardous environment BEFORE your low air alarm activates • Report “Team Air” with your CANA radio reports

  10. Practical Skills Residential Structure • 2818 S. 154th Street Evolutions • Mayday Procedures • Emergency SCBA Operations • Firefighter Rescue See you there!