Lesson in Awareness:Texas Mayday Incident Training Site

Texas department goes all out sharing lessons learned from their own close call.


In a technology advanced age where close call videos have the shelf life of milk it is awesome to see a department take a close call or other near-miss event and openly share the incident and lessons learned.

Thanks to a mention on Facebook we came across the Flower Mound (TX) Fire Department Mayday Training Files. It’s not just a link to a sub-page or PDF but an entire site created around a June 2011 fire that had led to a captain and firefighter becoming disoriented and calling a mayday.

The site is full of video, photos, audio, run reports, injury details and more.

Take a look (click the image below) and share among your shift, department and with others.
Hopefully this encourages other departments to not pay attention to all the keyboard commanders and anonymous experts, and openly share their lessons learned as well.

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  • John Wright says:

    Thanks for the mention to my site! We are very glad that people are taking the time to listen to our story. There is a link on the page now to a radio show that tells the complete story. This is a great site, I love all the links on the Why We Search page.

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Jeff chandler
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Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
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Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
2015-01-14 14:37:28
Jon Newton
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Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
2015-01-14 04:15:23
Marshall Sampietro
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spot on....
2015-01-02 14:43:50
Ron Ayotte
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“Over safetyification”... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
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