TURK Device Designed for RIT Operations

07/15/2009
by Greg TurnellSince the implementation of the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) the portability of the RIT basket on the fireground or emergency scene has proven to be an arduous task. The average weight of the RIT basket with tools is more than 200 pounds, requiring four members to transport the basket from apparatus to the fireground. This process is fatiguing to the RIT members and presents the question of physical readiness of the team in the event a Mayday is declared. Firefighters have improvised and developed different techniques to more easily accomplish this task. There has been no piece of equipment created that addresses this dilemma that is versatile and non problematic. These co...

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