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basket; the tool I have developed is a two-wheel cart referred to as the Turnell Universal Rescue Kart (TURK). During a RIT operation , one firefighter can simply slide the basket out of its compartment and lock the TURK into position and completely remove
Watch a set of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)
Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.
Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Department Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Tradidions Training drill which focuses on the sublevel removal of a downed firefighter.
To what extent, if any, does your department allow the rapid intervention team (RIT) to operate or work outside of the structure during a fire? Share your replies with other Fire Engineering readers.
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