Managing the Mayday

  
Managing the MAYDAY
 
Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). No Hands On Program.

Program Length:  Didactic 3 Hours 20 Minutes    Prices: Contact us for pricing details

Program description:

Upon completion of this program the student shall be able to understand and implement:
 

  • Discuss the importance of accountability
  • Discuss the rolls and responsibilities of the Command Aide during a Mayday event.
  • Discuss assigning a Safety Officer.
  • Discuss the tactical priorities based on the following scenarios:
  • Mayday occurring during the first crew inside (engineer as IC)
  • Mayday occurring with no Command Aide.
  • Mayday occurring later into the incident during overhaul or when all resources are engaged in firefighting activities.
  • Discuss the joint standard operating guideline in detail.
  • Discuss how and when to call a Mayday.
  • Discuss radio communications.
  • UCAN-P report. U-(Unit calling) C-(Conditions) A-(Actions) A-(Air) N-(Needs) P-(Pass alarm).
  • Discuss the importance of calling an early Mayday.
  • Describe the sequence of events that should occur when a Mayday is initiated.
  • Discuss the importance of air management.

  • Define critical tactical benchmarks at Mayday incidents.
  • Explain the amount of resources and personnel that will be needed during Mayday incidents.
  • Explain the “Mayday Assignment” you will receive if you notify dispatch that a Mayday has occurred.
  • Define Level 1 Staging.
  • Define Level 2 Staging.
  • Explain accountability and how to capture firefighters on scene using the passport system of the command board.
  • Be an advocate for safe practices on scene and constant practice of Mayday radio communications and tactical process.


Scenarios

  • Perform the following scenarios as rescue personnel in assigned crews:
  • Firefighter gets disoriented and loses his/her place on the hose line away from the crew.
  • Firefighter loses a member of his/her crew.
  • Firefighter has an SCBA mask failure.
  • Firefighter is low on air and requires RIT pack.
  • Firefighter gets trapped in a roof collapse.
  • Mayday is called from the command post after no communication takes place with a crew working inside after two repeated transmissions.
  • Practice air management with SCBA’s.
  • Ensure that a strong, direct, and visible command will be established from the onset of the training scenarios.
  • Perform UCAN-P radio communications.     

MAYDAY: COMMAND CHECKLIST
 
 
INTIATE PAR CHECK & CONFIRM NUMBER OF MISSING

INITIATE EMEREGNCY FIREGROUND ANNOUNCEMENT

MAKE SEARCH & RESCUE A HIGH INCIDENT PRIORITY

DEVELOP A RESCUE ACTION PLAN

MONITOR ALL INCIDENT RADIO CHANNELS (OCEAN)

ASSIGN RIT TEAM TO SEARCH AND RESCUE

REQUEST ADDITIONAL RESOURCES                                                                                           .

COMMAND STAFF

ADDITIONAL RIT PERSONNEL

COLLAPSE CAPABILITY UNITS?

EMS CAPABILITIES

FIRE CONTROL

RELIEF CREWS (2ND ALARM?)
 
MAINTAIN FIRE ATTACK AND OPERATIONS

EXPAND THE COMMAND ORGANIZATION (RESCUE/RIT GROUP)

WITHDRAW AND CONTROL UNASSIGNED RESOURCES D MAINTAIN STRONG SUPERVISION IN ALL WORK AREAS

CONTROL AND RESTRICT UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY

MAINTAIN AN ALS CAPABILITY FOR TRAPPED VICTIMS

ASSIGN A SAFETY GROUP TO CONTROL RISK TAKING  

ASSCESS ABILTY TO INCREASE POINTS OF EGRESS

ASSIGN A PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
 
LUNAR 
Last known location, Unit, Nature of emergency, Air supply, Resources needed