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    Brother we've all been in tight spots before. I can only guess as to what I would have done that would have been to call a mayday if serious enough. If you ever get into trouble like that and get shook up BACK THE HELL OUT, the structure can always wait for the RIC team to come in. Being in that state of mind leads to bad decisions man. I'm glad it worked out for the best and you learned from it, it shows a lot about the kind of person you are that you shared that with us.
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    I agree with this last post. If you come across a situation where you get entangled, disoriented, distressed, something doesnt feel right it is time to back out not go further in unless there is a life to be saved. I dont know how much experience you have but if something isn't right to you follow your gut and back out.
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    Did you call a mayday?

    Does your department SOP require that you call a mayday for entanglement?

    Do you feel that in the case that your department may not have required a mayday in that situation, should you have?

    What does everybody feel about department SOPs requiring a mayday call in the OP's situation?
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    That is one of the problems with SOPs/SOGs -there are a million different degrees of a situation. A lot of times , in the amount of time, it takes to key the radio, you can disentangle yourself. And please guys DONT try and put words in my mouth, all I am saying is SOMETIMES sogs can get in the way of THINKING.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    That is one of the problems with SOPs/SOGs -there are a million different degrees of a situation. A lot of times , in the amount of time, it takes to key the radio, you can disentangle yourself. And please guys DONT try and put words in my mouth, all I am saying is SOMETIMES sogs can get in the way of THINKING.
    It is absolutely impossible to write enough and detailed enough SOGs to even come close to covering all situations, let alone all May Day scenarios. If you are in trouble, stop, calm down, think, if you can disentangle yourself in a minute or so, do so, if you can't, call the May Day. Don't delay more than that though before calling for help.

    I believe in calling the May Day, I believe in RIT, but what I don't want to have happen with both of them is that we start to look at them like the constant blare of PASS alarms at every scene that we have trained ourselves to ignore because people are so oblivious they don't realize their PASS is going off while they stand there.
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