Simulation of Collapses / Distress Call (May Day) Training
During a rescue, a firefighter may become trapped in a very small area due to a structure collapsing or lack of an exit. In instances such as these, it is important that a firefighter be well trained on how to escape. Sometimes firefighters have to remove their air tanks and push them along while crawling through small spaces. In the event that a firefighter is trapped and must make a distress call, he/she must be able to do it quickly and properly.
Firefighter about to go through a "floor collapse" simulation. Foam is used for safety.
Firefighter experiences a "ceiling collapse" simulation.