METHANE?

#1
Can someone here explain to me and anybody else thats interested what the "METHANE" system of reporting is? I am sure I used to know but alas the old brain recall system isn't what it used to be.
 
#4
At the risk of looking a geek! hey whats new

Mass Incident declared/standby
Exact location
Type of incident
Hazards
Access and egress
Number and severity of casualties
Emergency services present and required
 
#6
That could be true Badger, but I attended a lecture last week given by one the co-ordinators for Mass Medical Incidents within the West Midlands and he still spoke about methane and cscat reports?
 
#7
Just a quick update! METHANE is still taught and used extensively, although in the Military we utilise it for all incidents on Operations. Spooky old thing is that we have a MIMS course on this week where METHANE is not only taught but utilised for Ex purposes!

Although the "M" is used to represent major incident standby or declared in civilian scenarios. :wink: Lets be honest a mass casualty scenario means your about to be seriously overwhelmed in a major conflict scenario and "radical" Triage is about to be utilised.
 
#8
wow Spirit, youre so knowledgable, its as though you teach it!! ;)

McVicker you should be ashamed of yourself, youre bringing your trade into disrepute by remembering such things!!!!
 
#9
Sorry to tread on your professional toes, but we thickies in the Ops Room tend to take the M element of METHANE as standing for My callsign. That way we know who's involved, and we can use the (thoroughly helpful) acronym as an aide memoire in any casualty situation, no matter how small the numbers of cas or how light the injuries.
That's probably utterly counter to RAMC/QARANC doctrine, but it works for us! So apologies and gratitude in equal measure.
Promise not to trespass again, or to get so serious.
Yours aye,
 
#11
Sorry Filbert, although in true techie style I can remember the acronym but do not have the common sense to know when to use it
 
#12
Sorry to tread on your professional toes, but we thickies in the Ops Room tend to take the M element of METHANE as standing for My callsign. That way we know who's involved

But when you call in the report wouldnt you give your callsign as a matter of course?
 
#13
McV,
You would of course give your callsign, but it would be in the log on the watchkeeper/signaller's desk, rather than written in 72 point font on the whiteboard at the side of the Ops room. And anyway, we had to think of SOMETHING that we could use the M for, otherwise we'd be stuck with ETHANE as an acronym, and we'd never manage that - most of us failed chemisty O-level or we wouldn't be in the army!
 
#15
Born_to_hunt_Made_to_work said:
McV,
You would of course give your callsign, but it would be in the log on the watchkeeper/signaller's desk, rather than written in 72 point font on the whiteboard at the side of the Ops room. And anyway, we had to think of SOMETHING that we could use the M for, otherwise we'd be stuck with ETHANE as an acronym, and we'd never manage that - most of us failed chemisty O-level or we wouldn't be in the army!
That's what we like to see, the very foundations upon which the doctrine is built -

people just making it all up as they go along! :lol:
 
#16
That's what we like to see, the very foundations upon which the doctrine is built -

people just making it all up as they go along!
I cant believe that people just make things up ! in the AMS all things have to go through vigarous checks and tests before being implemented thats why it normally takes a whole NAAFI break to re-write any doctrine ?

Its so annoying having to give up a whole NAAFI break I once remember taking on a whole Unit SOI over lunch there was near mutiny amongst the ranks !
 
#17
I seem to remember that M, as stated earlier was for My Callsign..........not for Mass Casualty. Mass casualty is not an appropriate assessment for 2 cas in an RTA for example, further the number of casualties is declared further down the numonic.

I will hazard a guess that the M in METHANE is restated to allow the sleepy RadOp the opportunity to get his porn addled brain a into gear and time to hide the porn befor his TC (Female) is called..
 
#18
Letterwritingman said:
Mass casualty is not an appropriate assessment for 2 cas in an RTA for example.
unless youre a TA Fd Hosp in panic mode (i.e deployed)
 

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top