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Mayday calls keep getting lost in normal radio traffic. This method serves as the emergency tone to clear all radio traffic. We have found that firefighters that are trained in this method are more likely to activate their PASS after their Mayday as well. This method will get attention. Yes the PASS has been relegated to a car alarm in many departments. This must be stop. However firefighters are not accustom to hearing it on the radio. We train using the modified LUNAR report which includes assignment and air supply. For the firefighter that forgets to activate their PASS at the start of the MAYDAY dispatch will signal an emergency tone. Check out and Sign up for Tactical Building blocks group. Flimed by Ken Nolan

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Comment by Nick Miller on February 26, 2009 at 8:44am
Great Video!!!
Comment by Rob Cannon on January 10, 2009 at 8:25pm
Great video and use of one of my favorite lines!!!

"Bumps to the Pump"
Comment by Ken Nolan on November 16, 2008 at 8:24pm
Who takes these Excellent videos for you? You should probably pay them a lot of money.
Comment by Frank Ricci on November 13, 2008 at 8:42pm
Thanks Wayne,
On this prop we prompt that conditions are getting bad so the firefighter will crawl quicker while looking for a door or window. They do not know that there will be a drop. We use to have them crawl but they would feel the weakend floor and would stop.
Comment by Wayne Benner Jr on November 13, 2008 at 6:53pm
Nice drill - We use UCAN and we make sure that they make the mayday without us prompting them to do so. If they dont call a mayday ASAP we make it harder on them. Frank I Love the videos you post good stuff
Comment by Frank Ricci on November 13, 2008 at 9:31am
Many physiologists agree that training with some form of artificial stress has numerous benefits. The belief is based on the military’s survival training and will help firefighters to focus on their training when all goes wrong.

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