Firefighter Training, Firefighting

Regional RIT: the Suburban Response to Rapid Intervention

Issue 4 and Volume 168.

By Joe Pulvermacher Scenario: You–Firefighter Smith–have just been involved in a building collapse. You’re stuck! With some effort, you are able to access your radio. You radio: “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday … Smith … Oak Creek Engine 1 … trapped … unable to get out … cannot contact crew … first-floor fire attack … on red preconnect … half tank of air … send RIT [rapid intervention team].” Dispatch responds: “All units from command … stand by for emergency traffic … Smith from Engine 1 is trapped on the first floor … location of Engine 1 crew unknown … North Shore RIT, you will make entry … follow the red preconnect … Smith has a half tank of air … all units stand by for a PAR.” Command responds: “Staging from command … send up another crew to stand by as RIT.” A RIT from another department is now coming to…

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