Flashcards in RIT Manual Deck (30):
Approximently how many firefighters does it take to rescue one firefighter in distress?
Out of the firefighters attempting to rescue a firefighter in distress how many will have an emergency of their own?
1 in 5
In the NOVA region what is the average time a Mayday was declared?
9 minutes after the arrival of initial companies
According to NIOSH how long from initial arrival to Mayday where a LODD occurred?
RIT II resources?
One Engine, One Truck, One Rescue, One BC and One ALS Transport unit
RIT III Resources?
Minimum of two rescue companies or units with structural collapse rescue capabilities, a response unit with shoring capabilities, and support resources to include additional rescue tools, technical search equipment, and additional collapse rescue-trained staffing
What is the initial RIT?
The single resource assigned from the initial alarm on an emergency event--minimum of three personnel, four recommended
When is a RIT Level I mandatory?
when requested a second alarm
When is a RIT II mandatory?
If a Mayday is called
What is the trigger for the creation of the initial RIT?
An incident dispatch potentially requiring operation within an IDLH
When RIT 1 is dispatched along with a second alarm which one gets preference?
RIT 1 should be given priority in the dispatch sequence of any additional alarms
When RIT 1 meets up with initial RIT what do they become and who is the supervisor?
RIT Group, officer of the Initial RIT
What is the purpose of a RIT II?
an enhanced rescue capability available during significant and/or difficult fire ground incidents, prior to a lost/trapped firefighter event occuring
What are some situations where at RIT II should be considered?
-significant fire in a large residential building
-working fire in a commercial building
-working fire in a highrise
-Prolonged burn time or rapid deterioration of conditions within the IDLH
-Negative structural conditions (excessive weight on the roof, significant or unusual fire load, preexisting damage to the building from fire, renovation or deterioration
-Potential collapse indicators
-Actual collapse occurs with crews operating in the IDLH
What should be dispatched prior to a RIT III?
Should the initial RIT unit announce their assignment on the radio upon their arrival?
What channel(s) should the RIT monitor?
tactical and safety channels
How should the RIT Air Supply location be identified on all front line apparatus?
By the RIT Air Supply Sticker
Upon activation to a known Mayday situation the objectives of the initial RIT are?
-search for and locate trapped firefighter
-remove the firefighter to a safe location if possible or provide an air supply to trapped firefighter
-communicate with command on resource required to protect and rescue the trapped firefighter
When should a separate radio channel be assigned to RIT?
When activating a RIT II Group
When does the Technical Rescue Group get assigned and who is the supervisor?
When you get a RIT III, supervised by a technical rescue qualified officer
When does a Technical Rescue Safety Officer get assigned and who does it?
With a RIT III, a technical rescue-qualified person
Does RIT III get an additional channel?
Consider an additional channel for RIT III logistical operations
What is the RIT Recon's responsibility?
Deploy to the last known location of the downed firefighter and locate, provide air and secure a tag line in the area near the firefighter
What is the minimum number of personnel that the RIT Group Supervisor should deploy as a team?
What is the ROAM?
Rule of Air Management--rule of 1/3, 1/3 to get there and work, 1/3 to exit and 1/3 of air as safety margin
What NFPA standard is ROAM defined in?
On average how long does it take to locate and remove a downed firefighter?
8 minutes to locate an additional 22 to remove