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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Ron Ayotte
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Ric, excellent article. Your FD is not the only one that suffers from TAS (Training Anxiety Syndrome). Same circus, different community. As far as seeking help from an EAP, I did take advantage of my community's EAP 8 years into my career. I was heading down the road to a separation/divorce after I got promoted…
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Mike McAdams
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Captain LeBlanc, Great point in the blog debating the new and old techniques and how to blend them into that first minutes on the fire ground. One of the first points stated was “Unless they know your manpower, resources and abilities, and are standing in that front lawn at 2:00 a.m., all they can do…
2014-12-02 14:45:23
Ruel Douvillier
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I suspect these new tactics are all related to the NFPA standard that came out a few years ago recommending higher manpower on apparatus than the authorities having jurisdiction were prepared to implement. For the 30+ years that I've been fighting fires, UL and NIST have been using the data that they gained by setting…
2014-12-02 11:48:44
Joseph carroll
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I work in a dept with 2 man Engine cos, man powers is an issue with our first due assignment. (3 engs,2 Trks , Batt Chief). Usually 13 Firefighters on the assignment. At times the exterior attack has no option, heavy fire too include exposures etc. some new leaders feel that this exterior attack is…
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Am I missing the old SSLEEVES-OCD pneumonic??? seems that one. It addressed alot of the things we have to think of, and the new Slicers is something that I think in right circumstances and construction would make sense, but at other times might be completely useless. I have watched and read alot of the NIST…
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