Presentation on theme: "The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication."— Presentation transcript:
The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. Sydney J. Harris
Emergency Message Information that must be conveyed to incident command and other responders on the scene Usually will be life safety in nature Examples: Potential Collapse Signs of a hostile fire event such as backdraft or flashover Systems failure such as hose, pump, aerial malfunction
Emergency Message The Emergency Message allows personnel who notice a warning sign of a pending hazardous situation to transmit that information to other personnel working in the area. Knowledge of a hazard or potential hazard may reduce the risks associated with the hazard by increasing situational awareness
Emergency Message An “Emergency Message” can be initiated by any responder by announcing “Emergency Message” on the appropriate radio talkgroup. After announcing an emergency message, they will then provide appropriate information and/or recommendations to protect from the reported hazard.
Emergency Message Upon the announcement of an emergency message All non-essential radio traffic will cease Incident command shall contact the responder initiating the emergency message to gather clarification or additional information Incident command will advise when normal radio traffic can be resumed
Failure of “Check-Up” If a unit or crew does not respond to a “check-up” after 3 attempts, or within 1 minute, it shall be considered that the crew is in need of emergency assistance and appropriate resources shall be deployed.
Mayday A term reserved for firefighters who are or believed to be in imminent danger A Mayday message can include but not limited to: Firefighter trapped by collapse Firefighter becomes lost, disoriented or entangled Firefighter becomes injured inside the hazard zone and cannot accomplish a safe exit on their own accord
Mayday Firefighter will initiate the transmission by stating “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY” (Mayday is to be stated 3 (three) times), followed by their current situation, who they are, what company they are with and their current location. The firefighter issuing the MAYDAY shall activate his/her PASS device upon completion of the MAYDAY message. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday stated 3 times Company Given: Tower 512 Bucket Current situation: Trapped Current location: In stairwell
Mayday Incident Command will acknowledge the “Mayday” message and ensure notification of the RIT Officer or Safety Officer of the radio unit’s identification and the talkgroup that the message originated. The Incident Commander or Safety Officer will then deploy the RIT and any other resources as necessary to remove/assist the affected firefighter from their situation.
Mayday After a MAYDAY message is initiated, the fireground talkgroup will only be used by the Incident Commander, Safety Officer, RIT Group Officer and the firefighter that issued the MAYDAY message. All other fireground operations may be reassigned to a different talkgroup.
Mayday As command, answer these questions: What company is calling Mayday? What is their location? What are their needs? Are they on the correct frequency? What is their obstacles? Is the 3 rd floor mayday same as the 5 th ? Who is controlling the fire? How many medics do you need? Did you start an additional alarm? What is the missing firefighter(s) name(s)?
Mayday Firefighters will only activate the emergency banner on their radio in the event that they do not receive a reply from the incident commander. Should it be necessary to utilize the emergency banner, all communication with the firefighter/company that called “MAYDAY” will need to be accomplished on “RESCUE” talkgroup. The firefighter or company issuing the emergency banner will not be required to change talkgroups.
10-3 An emergency transmission used when a situation requires emergency response of law enforcement because their lives are potentially in imminent danger and plain language can not be used. Use plain language when an emergency response is not needed.
Summary: Emergency Message a warning message of a pending hazardous situation to other personnel working in the area.
Summary: Emergency Message Failure of “Check-Up” Emergency actions taken when an individual or crew does not respond to radio traffic
Summary: Emergency Message Failure of “Check-Up” Mayday A term reserved for firefighters who are or believed to be in imminent danger
Summary: Emergency Message Failure of “Check-Up” Mayday 10-3 A radio code requesting immediate emergency response from law enforcement when plain language can not be used