Training Minutes Throwback: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations

Watch a series of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)

Jim McCormack of the Indianapolis (IN) Fire Department discusses recognizing trouble on the fireground and knowing when to call for help.

Jim Crawford, assistant chief of the Pittsburgh (PA) Bureau of Fire, demonstrates swapping out the regulator and connecting to the universal air connection (UAC) on a downed firefighter.

Jim Crawford reviews rapid intervention team tactics when rescuing a downed firefighter from a roof.

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Jim Crawford describes the Pittsburgh Drill, a multi-task RIT evolution designed for a four- or five-member team.

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Dan DiRenzo and his crew demonstrate using a personal escape system to lower a down firefighter from an upper floor or roof. Sponsored by Sterling Rope.

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When Things Go Bad, Inc. President Paulie Capo and crew demonstrate using a hoseline or rope to remove a down firefighter from a lower floor. Sponsored by Safety Components.

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