Modern RIT: Saving Our Own from The Inside Out
Date & Time
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Though the rapid intervention team (RIT) has traditionally been thought of as the “firefighter rescue team,” it is typically other units already operating in the interior that initiate first contact with and/or rescue the downed firefighter. While this fact does not diminish the importance of the RIT, the mindset of RIT must evolve. This interactive 90-minute discussion will introduce the “Big 5” tools that every RIT should have and why it is important to limit the tools in your initial RIT cache. Attendees will also review how departments large and small are adapting their RIT operations and empowering interior crews to quickly respond to maydays.