02/10/13 196 W - + 3 - 1 Mayday Training Pays Off for Clayton Fire Department

Posted to the their Facebook page today:

On Sunday, Feb 10th, CFD was dispatched to a residential structure fire with heavy fire conditions showing throughout the roof upon arrival. Crews operated in a defensive mode with water supplied via a tanker shuttle from surrounding departments. During overhaul, a Firefighter fell through the floor and immediately declared a MAYDAY and activated his Personal Alert Safety System (PASS). The other crew members with the firefighter attempted to lift him out of the hole in the floor but were unable to due to the floor conditions. A RIT deployed to the area, quickly utilized a ground ladder that was already nearby for previous set-up for access/egress, and RIT was able to pull the downed firefighter to safety via an external window. The Firefighter was checked out by EMS on scene and sustained only minor injuries to his arm. Total time from the declaration of the MAYDAY to the clearing of the MAYDAY was 4 minutes. The past realistic training drills of “downed firefighters” allowed the management of this RIT Deployment/MAYDAY to go very smoothly. Great job to all!

Train like you play. Good job guys! Glad everyone is ok
Andrew - 02/11/13 - 10:01

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