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1

Mission of ________ is to search for and remove trapped, lost, or injured firefighters.

Rapid intervention team

2

The situation is such that there is reason to suspect two things:

Savable people or things are inside the structure.
Crews working inside to remove victims or protect these savable things are at a more-than-usual risk of injury or entrapment.

3

The purpose of ______ is to have on-scene a specific crew all dressed and ready to go should fire personnel within the structure become trapped, lost or injured.

RIT

4

NFPA ______ defines the need for RIT. RIT can be either ________ or _________ . As the incident expands in size or complexity, the RIT can be ______ or a specific _______.

1500.
Specific and standing by to be deployed OR
Crew with another assignment that can be redeployed at any time.
"On-scene"..."staged".

5

Standard says RIT can be a crew with ________.

Another assignment

6

___________ can serve as RIT. If no unit trained, try to get ________ to take the assignment.

Any available unit that has been trained.
An experienced crew.

7

A unit trained in RIT should be sent _________. FF are injured within the first ________ on scene.

On every regular (initial structure fire) alarm assignment.

22 minutes

8

RIT must understand one thing: they should act only if ___________.

A fire company (or individual) is lost or trapped inside the structure

9

The _____________ should be used for rapid intervention throughout the incident. It goes back to __________.

Same crew.
Focus

10

RIT team must be instructed to focus on the following only: (4) (MSTS)

Mission.
Tools required.
Staging location.
On-scene survey.

11

The mission of RIT is to:

Search for and remove trapped or injured firefighters.
*Firefighters Insurance*

12

RIT.
They are not to be used for ______ or _______ and although the mission may be similar, they should be separate and distinct from ______.

Victim searches.
Exposure/extension sectors.

Backup

13

Specific tools for RIT: (7)

Extra SCBA bottle for every member.
Complete extra SCBA.
Door chocks.
Hand lights.
Rescue rope and necessary tools.
Hauling line or guide rope.
At least one pry bar, preferably halligan.

14

At high-rise, more logical staging area for RIT is:

2 floors below the fire

15

After RIT has reached staging, final act is:

A quick on-scene survey

16

Part of survey
QUICK WAYS into (and out of) the structure:

Fire escapes.
Exterior stairs.
Normal interior stairs.
Pre positioned ground ladders.
Aerial ladders

17

Part of survey.
EXTERIOR features:

Porch roofs.
Roof type (gable, flat truss, etc.).
Ledges.
Manwalks.
Window type.
Configuration

18

If crew becomes lost, trapped, or otherwise endangered, command must first:

Clear the fire frequency of unnecessary radio transmission by asking for "Emergency Traffic"

18

Specifics to be addressed if RIT is needed:

Clear frequency.
Determine who is in trouble and where they are.
Evacuate all unnecessary groups and divisions from the structure
-necessary=hose streams in vicinity, hold/push fire away, operating a backup line, crew searching area, crew conducting vent.

19

If more than one RIT is needed:

Assign another trained crew OR
divide the original RIT into groups and assign add'l FF's

20

Only RIT _____________. All other sectors left INSIDE the structure are there to ________.

Searches for and removes trapped or lost firefighters.
Support and protect the RIT.