Free Firefighter Training Program on Basic Mayday Concepts

The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program is now available. Mayday Basic Concepts address the various response strategies available to a firefighter that finds them self in a Mayday situation. This is an introductory course, designed as a resource for annual review of this critical subject. Its focus is on choosing an appropriate course of action once a Mayday has been called. The program consists of a 25-minute video presentation and an accompanying 30-slide PowerPoint.

Covered topics include:

  • What is a Mayday?
  • When should one be called?
  • Who can call one?
  • What happens after one is called?
  • Waiting for help tactics, self-rescue options, and personal preparedness for a Mayday.

The presenter is Eric Stroud of Fire & Rescue Concepts.

The program is free to all members of public safety and emergency management agencies.

Download the PowerPoint files and the video HERE, or simply watch the video in the player below.

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About the Firefighters Support Foundation

The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters and rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. They also set aside a portion of their funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.

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