Originally blogged as part of an A-Z challenge
Yes, that’s right even as a firefighter you might find yourself in a situation where you are the one in need of help.
As a firefighter, you are constantly ask to put your life at risk to save property, to save lives. But what happens when you are the one in a dangerous situation what happens when you need rescuing?
It is important to know when to call that “May Day” and to not wait too long to call it. ”If a firefighter thinks they are in trouble, they are in trouble” (quote from the “Everyone Goes Home” video (Chicago Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation). Don’t rely on or assume that someone else has made the May Day call “If you think your going to need a May Day, call a May Day.”
A May Day should be called because you find yourself in a situation where, for whatever reason, you are in trouble. It may be that you don’t have the resources you need, you’ve run out of air, your disoriented and lost. Whatever the reason is, if you think you need help call the may day. Don’t worry about being embarrassed and Don’t wait till it’s too late – your “brothers” may end up bringing you out in a body bag.
Remember: Don’t hesitate to call a MAYDAY if you think you need it and Stay SAFE!!