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  • MAYDAY procedures

    My department has no formal MAYDAY procedures if anyone can tell me where I can see some procedures so I can make one for my department. It would be very helpful

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    Depends on the situation, we have been doing the 2 in 2 out rule for about 10 years now with the 2 out watching the clock and if the other team goes over 20 minutes or if the inside team's pals activate they go in after them. Now if the safety officer or the I.C. declares the building unsafe for anyone to be inside then the trucks airhorns are sounded. Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      With the 2 out watching the clock and if the other team goes over 20.

      Most of our guys have trouble holding their breath that long. Do you have a lot of survivors after 20 minutes?? What makes 20 minutes the magic number? Doesn't 20 minutes pretty much insure the outside crew will be looking for dead bodies???

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      • #4
        If I read sloepokes reply correctly I think it means that if the 1st team doesn't come out after 20 mins (since that is all you usually get from a 30 min bottle/no magic involved) then the 2nd team goes in. Makes sense to me.

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        • #5
          The 2 in 2 out is a good rule of thumb, if manpower is limited. Think about just having a crew ready a fresh crew(fast team if you will) but just a fresh crew and keep them informed about fire conditions so that they know what to expect. My question is what exactly do you mean as mayday. I my dept a mayday is lost or trapped firefighter. Once tha mayday is sounded. all fire ground operations on that radio channel stops and move to another channel,(if you have that ability)so that the oic and rescue teams will have direct contact with the lost party, if at all possible, so that a speedy recovery can be done(in a perfect world but that is the SOP) to the best of our departments ability.

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          • #6
            Our S.O.G. for Emergency Radio Traffic, Emergency Evacuations and Personal Accountability Reports (PARs) can be seen here: http://www.wtfd.net/SOG20.html

            Hope it can help. Stay safe.

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            • #7
              Like somebody else was saying, it depends on your situation, I mean do you have a standard number of personnel that will show up on each box, or is it an all vollie system where you never know how many you will
              get ? In my system we run combination carreer and volunteer companies. On each box were guranteed to get 4 engs, 1-2 trucks and a chief.With each engine & truck having at least 4 people. If the volunteers get out short crew, they are automatically backed up w/another eng.If its like a room and contents the 4th eng becomes the RIT team, if its called a "working fire", an extra engine is dispatched for RIT. In addition we also are pretty firm w/the 2 in 2 out policy.

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