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Chapter 5 Article 4 Section 1

RIT SOGs

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ICS is an

organizational system used to mitigate an
incident and manage resources

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"may day" is a

call for help by any FF that is in a life
threatening situation or on behalf of any FF
that is in immediate assistance

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NFPA 1500

Std. on FD Occupational Safety and Health

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PAR

personnel accountability report

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a PAR is a _____.

roll call of all companies and personnel at
an emergency incident

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RIT

rapid intervention team

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a RIT is _____

a designated team of 4 FF responsible for
the search and rescue of trapped, lost, or
downed FF.

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RIT Operations Chief is aka the _____.

Rescue Branch Director

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the RIT Operations Chief is an ICS postion
that _____.

provides for the support, safety and accountability of the RIT.

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RIT Unit Leader is _____.

responsible for the direct supervision of
the RIT and reports to the RIT Ops Chief.

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RITs will be established at _____ and _____
and other incidents where extreme ______. If
necessary, _____ RITs may be established.
If so a _____ shall be assigned as ______.

every confirmed building fire
any incident with an IDLH atmosphere
life safety hazards exist
multiple
chief officer
RIT Unit Leader

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RITs should be located near _____ and ____.

the command post
near the building entry points

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if upon arrival there is an _____ in which
______ could prevent the loss of life or
______, such action shall be permitted with
_____ when conducted in accordance with
______.

immediate life threatening situation
immediate action
serious injury
less than 4 personnel
NFPA 1500 Section 8.8

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A RIT team will have _____ minimum ____.
It will also have a _____ with at least _____.

2 FF
entry team
support team
2 FF

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RITs are positioned to be _____.

readily available

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RITs perform only ____ function.

1

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If a RIT is deployed, a _____ shall be _____
and _____.

backup RIT
assigned
readily available

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the RIT unit leader will establish a _____.

staging area for all RIT equipment

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the RIT must _____ and _____. they also
need to know _____ of crews assigned to
work in the _____.

monitor all radio comms
verbal assignments
the # and locations
IDLH atmosphere

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8 things for the IC to do in creating an IAP
at a structure fire

1) scene size-up
2)ID hazards and perform risk assessment
and risk-benefit analysis
3)determine water supply
4)review pre-plans
5)prep fire ground (place ladders,
remove windows, plan escape routes)
6)gather hazard specific tools/ prep entry
7)determine need for additional resources
8)consider air mgmt and FF fatigue

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when should a FF activate a may day?

whenever they think they are in trouble

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7 things as soon as a mayday has been activated,
the IC and/or fire dispatch will do

1) clear all radio traffic
2) switch operations to an alternate
secondary radio tac channel
3) initiate the PAR
4) gather all incident info
5) ID the hazards and re-evaluate the
risk assessment.
6) assign a RIT unit leader
7) activate the RIT

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If a FF initiates a mayday call, they shall
immediately _____ after completion of call.

activate their PASS device

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the RIT unit leader shall remain in _____
with the IC, his designee, or _____ at all
times.

visual or verbal contact
division supervisor

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7 tasks of the RIT unit leader

1) Ensure safe operations
2) ID hazards and perform risk assessment
3) ID/secure point of entry and alternate
access/egress points
4)ID staging area
5)determine need for additional
resources or specialized equip.
6) assign FF to monitor radio traffic and
track companies working in the IDLH
7) monitor RIT activities

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12 RIT team pre-entry procedures

1)scene size up
2)ID hazards and perform risk assessment
and risk-benefit analysis
3)ID point of entry/last known location
and all access/egress points
4)ID location and # of personnel working
in the IDLH
5)designate a staging area
6)determine air supply needs
7)determine need for additional resources
8)assign roles/tasks/tools to RIT members
9)develop a search plan
10)develop a rescue plan
11)conduct safety check
12)conduct radio check

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6 fundamental RIT tasks

scene size-up
perform risk assessment
develop search and rescue plan
make entry and conduct search
locate, assess, stabilize, package FFs
rescue FF

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RIT members shall never _____ in the IDLH

separate

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the RIT shall ID the ____ especially in the
areas of _____, _____, and _____.

needs of the FF
air supply
entrapment/extrication
fire threat

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the RIT will provide _____ to the _____
throughout the rescue process.

status updates/progress reports
RIT Unit Leader

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a RIT entry team consists of at least _____.

2 FF

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9 RIT entry team duties

review the assignment/roles
know your rope signals
conduct safety equipment check
make entry from most advantageous
position.
execute search plan
locate downed FF(s) and assess
ensure scene safety
determine extrication process
extricate FF(s)

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after locating a downed FF, the RIT will
perform 6 things

assess FF
secure FF air supply
transfill air
monitor own air
evaluate scene conditions
update your status

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8 RIT Support Team duties

secure entry point
assemble equipment
secure additional resources
prep for and be ready for entry
monitor radio
monitor search rope
perform continuous scene assessments
update RIT unit leader with your status

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assessment of a downed FF includes 5
things

name/company of FF(s)
air supply
nature of victim's situation
is the victim injured or has medical issues?
are there traumatic injuries that will affect
extrication?

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14 tools for RIT

1)Full turnout gear (SCBA, PASS, HUD)
2)portable radios
3)RIT bag
4)Rescue Aire
5)Guideline/Searchline
6)flashlights
7)TIC
8)axe or halligan
9)stokes
10)heavy rescue equip.(air bags/amkus)
11)ladders
12)1.5" bundles
13)2.5" bundles
14)spare SCBA bottles

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all RIT tools are placed in a ______ and are
____ on the fire ground.

designated RIT staging area
not to be used by any other FF

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Each RIT entry team member will be _____
prior to _____.

assigned tools
entry

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the RIT support team shall have at least
_____.

2 FF