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RIT Evolutions in Hotel Provide Valuable Training Lessons

By Vicki SheppardFirefighters from Palm Beach County recently tested their abilities in several scenarios in a 165-room hotel destined for demolition. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue in cooperation with Palm Beach Community College took the lead role on curriculum development. Due to asbestos ceiling materials, no live burns were allowed in the structure. The lead instructors surveyed the property and developed several training outlines and practical scenarios. One scenario covered RIT operations. In a two-week period, more than 300 firefighters from Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Beach Gardens, Town of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, and Palm Beach County joined togethe...

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