Ohio firefighters train for new response to mayday calls
Instead of managing a mayday call from the outside-in, crews will manage it from the inside-out
By FireRescue1 Staff
LOVELAND, Ohio — Firefighters took a new approach to handling mayday calls during live-fire training this week.
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department recruits learned how to maneuver hose lines through a four-story burning building during a mock rescue scenario, reported WLWT.
“We have this new training tower and we’re going to be conducting a live fire training,” Capt. Bruce Hawk said. “It will get as real as possible without it being a true event.”
Instead of managing the mayday call from the outside-in, crews will manage the call from the inside-out.
“This way, the crews working closely with the mayday firefighter will be able to be the first ones to respond,” Capt. Hawk said.
Firefighters learned how to safety evacuate a trapped firefighter in the event they are injured or lost during a fire.