Firefighter Survival: Do We Really Do RIT Justice?

By Stuart Grant and Bret Stidham I know as you read the title of this article you thought, "Yeah, yeah, here is another guy harping on rapid intervention." But look inside your organization and ask yourself: does your agency really do rapid intervention justice? Many fire departments across the nation say they provide rapid intervention, but is it just lip service or do you really dedicate a company to providing this service? Many times if we meet two-in/two-out, we say we have rapid intervention taken care of. Other times, departments look around and, if they see two people outside of the fire, they consider rapid intervention taken care of; they just assume that if something g...

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