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Posted on: August 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Five Points of Command Mayday/LODD

Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association Presents

Five Points of Command

Mayday/LODD Case Studies 


Presented by Commissioner/Chief of Department Michael Lombardo

Buffalo (NY) Fire Department 

A cohesive and smart incident action plan is critical and key to successfully controlling the chaos that we so often respond to. The IAP in tandem with well developed, Standard Operating Procedures and Riding Assignments will provide a safer and more efficient fireground that is focused on success. Whether you are a new firefighter, or the chief of department having, implementing, and understanding the incident action plan will provide the clarity and coordination for a safe and successful operation. The class is for the firefighter, company officer, as well as chief officers with specific emphasis on Truck/Ladder Company operations and riding assignments. The perspective may change somewhat of how different members operating look at this plan, but the overall focus is the same.

The class will also provide a framework for one of the most challenging incidents we will ever deal with, an active MAYDAY situation. The assessment will include a review of case studies involving single and multiple LODD’s and how the Incident Commander, Company Officer, Mayday member, and Firefighters on the fireground deal with MAYDAY situations. In closing, an analysis of how Incident Action Plans, Standard Operating Procedures, and Riding Assignments can be leveraged to provide for a safer and more efficient fireground will be discussed

Mike Lombardo is a forty-four (44) year veteran of the fire service having served as the Commissioner and Chief of Department of the Buffalo (NY) Fire Department. He is a two-time Firehouse Magazine Heroism Award recipient (1988 and 1994) and the recipient of the FDIC Tom Brennan Training Achievement Award. Chief Lombardo has completed near-miss investigations in Scranton (PA) and Claymont (DE) as well as completing a review of the San Francisco (CA) Fire Department leadership team and a safety audit of the Boston (MA) Fire Department. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fire Department Training Network where he developed and presents a Fire Command program. Chief Lombardo currently serves with the Christiana (DE) and East Amherst (NY) Fire Departments. He lectures and consults on a variety of fire service topics throughout North America.     

Location: Cape Cod Regional Technical High School 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue Harwich, MA

Dates: Thursday October 13

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Program Cost: $60.00 ea. includes all program costs, continental breakfast and lunch


Make Checks payable to: Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association C/O Fire Chief Robert Moran, Brewster Fire Department 1657 Main Street Brewster, MA 02631


Space is limited to 100 attendees! Reserve your spot asap!

For more program information contact: Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran at 508-896-7018 or at

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