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2011 Safety and Survival Week

For most Safety and Survival Week starts today (I know the week starts on Sunday but most firehouses around the country Sunday is a day of rest). The theme this year is “Surviving the Fireground”. The focus is preventing the MAYDAY, Calling the MAYDAY, and Self Survival Operations. I am hoping to post a video everyday this week related to the topic.

The first video is from my home state. It shows a firefighter falling from the attic all the way into the basement.

The goal of this week is to analyze what you would, and can do in these situations to survive.

Could this have been prevented? What actions should have been taken to prevent it? Was a proper MAYDAY given? Was proper response/attention given to the MAYDAY? Imagine you’re the RIT/RIC leader or crew member, how would you respond, locate, and remove this victim? What tools would you bring?

Sit down today with your crews or just with yourself and get the answers to these questions, the answers may save one of our own.

Do not forget to follow along on Twitter www.twitter.com/averagejakeff

As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!

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Bedford Mayday, posted with vodpod

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