Drill of the Week: Two-in, two-out vs. RIT

By Forest Reeder

There are numerous differences between a two-in, two-out standby rescue team and a dedicated or assigned Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) at a fire scene. While a two-in, two-out team allows for initial attack under certain Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health incidents to begin fire/rescue operations, RIT is truly the best practice to improve safety and survival.

This drill covers the differences between these two stand-by teams and provides some sample scenarios for your crews to discuss while you review your department SOGs on this topic.

Download this week’s drill as a pdf HERE.

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Battalion Chief / Director of Training & Safety with the Pleasantview Fire Protection District (www.plvw.org) and is the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts (www.sufd.org). In these capacities, he is responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service training activities as well as a full-service fire training academy program. Forest holds numerous Illinois fire service certifications and holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.

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