2012 Maydays

A year of communication we hate to hear, but train to say

As you listen ask yourself and your crew, what should a mayday from one of us sound like? Do we know what to say? Could we understand it if we were listening? Does our communication need help?

Audio videos are courtesy of RadioReference.com and Firefighter Dispatch.

Hartford, CT 3 January 2012

Levittown, NY 8 January 2012

Toronto, Canada 9 January 2012

Baltimore, MD 14 January 2012

Rockland County, NY 16 January 2012

Arlington, VA 8 February 2012

Philadlephia, PA 9 April 2012

Fairfax County, VA 25 August 2012

Detroit, MI 20 September 2012

Baltimore, MD 11 October 2012

Chicago, IL 2 November 2012

Brooklyn, NY 27 November 2012

Los Angeles, CA 28 November 2012

Mechanicsville, MD 3 December 2013

Staten Island, NY 13 December 2012

West Webster, NY 24 December 2012

 

Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
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