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Old 08-25-2005, 14:25   #12
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Has anyone taken the Mayday training presented by Burton Clark? It's a very nice compliment to the whole RIT concept. Basically it tries to teach firefighters to recognize when they are in trouble and call for help before it is too late. It also tries to get us to recognize that it is better to be slightly embarrased about calling for help than it is to die in a fire. What Dr Clark realized was that military pilots have very strict protocols to follow when it comes down to bailing out of an airplane. Firefighters have absolutely nothing about calling for help, except a macho attitude and a mindset that we're there to help, not to be helped. If anyones intersted I can find a link to the web based version of it. Unfortunately there is a charge for it but I don't know how much, at least I think there is.
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