Modern RIT 2.0: From the Inside Out
Date & Time
Saturday, July 25, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Though rapid intervention teams (RITs) have traditionally been thought of as the “firefighter rescue team,” it is typically units already operating on the interior that initiate first contact and/or rescue the downed firefighter. While this does not diminish the importance of RITs, our mindset must evolve. This interactive 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. Best practices regarding staging, deployment, and training will also be discussed. Lastly, attendees will review how departments are adapting their RIT operations and empowering interior crews to quickly respond to maydays.