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When does RIT turn into Technical Rescue>
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Hostetter Aug 12, 2009.


Welcome! If your second due puts out the fire...your company has some serious operational difficulties!

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Lives in:
Milford, CT
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Manning, pay, Training
Professional Qualifications:
FF1,2 ; FO1, FI 1, EMTP
Adjunct Instructor, Connecticut Fire Academy
Topics you provide training for:
RIT, FFSS, Engine Company Operations, Pump Op cert, Aerial Cert
Areas of expertise:
RIT, FFSS, Engine Company Operations, Pump Op cert, Aerial Cert
Actually started in the fire service in 1976 as a volunteer, then entered the Air Force as a firefighter. Appointed to the Milford FD in 1983, became a medic in 1986. Became an adjunct instructor with the CFA in 2002.

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Alternative Hose Stretches

How many of you drill on alternative hose stretches on a regular basis? Is your training stuck on just laying a LDH feeder and pulling the 1 3/4" pre-connect? Or do you think "out of the box"? How is this perceived by your crews?

Posted on August 26, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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