Mayday Training Resources

Tomorrow during our recruit academy we will be preparing our students for a mayday event.  To begin this lesson, we start with two great training videos.  I believe that they’re such good training tools that I wanted to make sure you knew how to find them.

  • Houston Mayday Incident – The video, produced by, can be found here.  This video includes fireground audio of the Houston Fire Department trying to locate and rescue one of their own.
  • Loudon County, Virginia Incident – Two excellent videos exist of this incident: 1)  The Bravest Online has a short version of the video that focuses on just the Mayday incident with fire ground audio in the video. 2) Loudon County, VA website has an extended version of the video which includes initial dispatch audio along with fireground audio.  Their website also has a link to a great investigative report of the incident.

If you have any other resources, I’d love to hear about them in the comments.


About Josh

I am the Recruitment & Retention Coordinator for the Boone County Fire Protection District.
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