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Mayday events can stop an incident in its tracks, as the team refocuses efforts on locating a downed, trapped or disoriented firefighter. Firefighters are encouraged to call a mayday whenever they feel they need help from fellow crewmembers and not wait until it is too late to be reached. The FireRescue1 Mayday resource page provides essential information on how to train for mayday events, video on how to prevent mayday events, details of the rapid-intervention team, plus news of mayday events and Rapid Response analysis of mayday incidents.

EMS personnel performed CPR and were able to resuscitate the Kingston firefighter
Former Vancouver Captain Gregory Weber’s attorney stated “a firefighter’s life should only be put at risk for the life of another, not mere property”
Veteran FF injured in truck blast that hurt eight others was extubated
Several people were injured, rescued as fire tore through a house in Queens
Union President John Sibiga said the report shows the Baltimore County Fire Department “lacks sufficient fiscal, physical, and human resources to accomplish its core mission”
A mayday was transmitted when four Toledo firefighters were injured in an explosion
A Williamsport firefighter can be seen diving out a window with part of his PPE on fire
A Franklin firefighter was rescued from a floor collapse during a house fire
Ill. OSHA report highlights accountability, communication among several errors in the death of a relatively new firefighter
Baltimore County Fire Department cited for 11 “serious” violations in an investigation of a mayday during a three-alarm commercial structure fire
Newark Capt. Oswald Robetto testified about calling a mayday while trying to get out from inside the burning Grande Costa D’Avorio
A second firefighter fell into the basement during a mayday at a house fire in Homestead
Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty said the firefighters in the earlier rescue became disoriented
Testimony during the Grande Costa D’Avorio fire investigation shows a Newark deputy chief canceled a call for assistance early in the blaze
Colfax-Greenwood firefighters were setting up defensive operations when a blast occurred and a mayday was transmitted
Rapid Intervention Equipment
If you think rapid intervention is just a box to check, think again
The quarters of Old Engine Company No. 12 was built in 1896
A Philadelphia firefighter and two police officers were among seven people who were injured in the fire
Due to the interior collapse, a mayday was declared and all firefighters were accounted for, D.C. Fire said
Roll on/roll off vessels like the Grande Costa d’Avorio can pack thousands of vehicles of various conditions
Investigative report looks at how two Newark firefighters were rescued during the Grande Costa d’Avorio fire
A Chicago firefighter was injured after falling through a floor in a South Side blaze
Columbus firefighters have had successful outcomes in two mayday incidents
Wichita firefighters were moving up to the third floor to rescue occupants when the stairway collapsed
Converse, Texas firefighters go outside and work on overcoming obstacles to package and remove a downed firefighter
Fire dynamic simulations and firefighter interviews create lessons and recommendations from a Cobb County fire in which four firefighters were burned
Orange County firefighters returning from an EMS call came across the burning church
A Woodbury firefighter was quickly rescued after he was caught in a floor collapse