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Fire Service Training: RIT Operations: Making the Stairs

By Donald L. Wedding Removing a trapped or unconscious firefighter from a basement or other sublevel floor by the stairs can be difficult and physically demanding. This “Quick Drill” demonstrates a modified technique to the commonly taught practice of placing both legs over the shoulders when removing a downed firefighter. This “one leg” technique can also be used when moving a firefighter vertically (up stairs) or horizontally across floors during drags. Download this drill as a PDF HERE                                           ...

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