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Rapid Intervention Drills

Everybody knows the Pittsburg, Nance, and Denver drills, are there any new drills out there, please include Save your own drills?

Started by Tony McLain

0 Jul 15, 2010

Search methods for downed firefighter.

You are searching for a downed firefighter in a two story building. You enter the building and do a right handed search. When you come to t…

Started by Randy Childs

3 Mar 8, 2010
Reply by Dave Gallagher

QUICK GRAB RESCUE STRAP Check out these straps. They are fast and easy to use to save a fellow firefighter. Does your departmen…

Started by Paul Basic

0 Oct 20, 2009

When does RIT turn into Technical Rescue>

I am one of the cadre leaders for the Rapid Intervention classes being taught in my state. I have read articles lately about using equipmen…

Started by Russ Chapman

1 Aug 11, 2009
Reply by Jamie Taylor

Roll Call or PAR procedure

Does anyone have a policy (one that works) for conducting a roll call at a scene in the volunteer setting? Here is why I ask. In this area…

Started by Mike Mullen

1 Feb 25, 2009
Reply by Nick Miller

Stoking the Fire - creating a passion for RIT

I just wrote a 2 hour lecture discussing the importance of RIT "Beyond the Tarp". A Tarp and a hand full of tools do not give you the skill…

Started by INNER CIRCLE FT M.Waldron et al

2 Jan 13, 2009
Reply by Dave Gallagher

RIT Equipment Damage

Hey Gang, Looking for advice/input. My department's RIT bag is designed so that we only have one pocket that stores light sticks, strobe l…

Started by Lisa Fairfield

0 Dec 7, 2008

What steps has your department taken to clearly define the roles of RIT or FAST on the fireground?

Curious to know what steps departments are taking to establish working guidelines for RIT/FAST companies. Specifically, how are these compa…

Started by Christopher A. Barry, Sr.

13 Jul 24, 2008
Reply by Bruce Green


Part of Rescuing the Rescuers is knowing that they are in trouble. Getting a firefighter to call a Mayday is one challenge. Accountability…

Started by Sunshine Lemme

16 Jul 23, 2008
Reply by Wayne Benner Jr

FF Self Survival

I have read some of the other posts and it got me thinking about what we have been trying to push here in Minnesota for about a year. Folks…

Started by Tim Zehnder

0 Jun 25, 2008


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