Flashcards in Ch. 17 Mission of Rapid Intervention Teams Deck (21):
Mission of ________ is to search for and remove trapped, lost, or injured firefighters.
Rapid intervention team
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.
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.
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 _______.
Specific and standing by to be deployed OR
Crew with another assignment that can be redeployed at any time.
Standard says RIT can be a crew with ________.
___________ 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.
A unit trained in RIT should be sent _________. FF are injured within the first ________ on scene.
On every regular (initial structure fire) alarm assignment.
RIT must understand one thing: they should act only if ___________.
A fire company (or individual) is lost or trapped inside the structure
The _____________ should be used for rapid intervention throughout the incident. It goes back to __________.
RIT team must be instructed to focus on the following only: (4) (MSTS)
The mission of RIT is to:
Search for and remove trapped or injured firefighters.
They are not to be used for ______ or _______ and although the mission may be similar, they should be separate and distinct from ______.
Specific tools for RIT: (7)
Extra SCBA bottle for every member.
Complete extra SCBA.
Rescue rope and necessary tools.
Hauling line or guide rope.
At least one pry bar, preferably halligan.
At high-rise, more logical staging area for RIT is:
2 floors below the fire
After RIT has reached staging, final act is:
A quick on-scene survey
Part of survey
QUICK WAYS into (and out of) the structure:
Normal interior stairs.
Pre positioned ground ladders.
Part of survey.
Roof type (gable, flat truss, etc.).
If crew becomes lost, trapped, or otherwise endangered, command must first:
Clear the fire frequency of unnecessary radio transmission by asking for "Emergency Traffic"
Specifics to be addressed if RIT is needed:
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.
If more than one RIT is needed:
Assign another trained crew OR
divide the original RIT into groups and assign add'l FF's