C28 – 10 Years Later: the meadowood court mayday from the company officer’s perspective

4 hrs Classroom session, (thursday May 24th, 1330 hrs)

On May 25th, 2008, four firefighters from the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue became trapped on the second floor while performing interior operations on a house fire in Leesburg, Virginia after conditions rapidly deteriorated secondary to a flashover occurring on the first floor. Four firefighters were burned and required hospitalization for their injuries. A full investigative report was completed on this incident and I will present incident operations, provide video footage of the incident with respective radio transmissions, and our departmental changes/recommendations, and the lessons learned from the company officer’s first-hand perspective. This presentation is an in-your-face, no ‘BS’ assessment from someone who was lucky enough to make it out of an extremely bad situation.  This class will also cover how training yourself and crew the right way becomes second nature and how you can rely on training when it truly counts.  While listed as the 3rd and final offering of this course for MAFFC during 2017 – this class will be an updated presentation for the 10th Anniversary of this horrific incident.  

Instructor: Micah Joel Kiger

Tags: Survival, Safety, And Health / Leadership