What is an RIT?

The purpose of a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) is to locate, and rescue lost, trapped, and injured firefighters at an emergency scene. This Rapid Intervention Team training program meets the NFPA 1407-Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews.

The NFPA 1407 standard specifies the basic training procedures for fire service personnel to conduct fire fighter rapid intervention operations. This standard specifies basic evolutions that can be adapted to local conditions and serves as a standard mechanism for the evaluation of minimum acceptable performance during training for rapid intervention activities.

What You'll Learn

RIT activities include theory and practical skills development in accordance with NFPA 1407 Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews: section 7.5 Declaring a Mayday, 7.8(3) Air Supply, 7.11 Protecting Firefighter(s) in Place and section 7.12 Moving Downed Firefighter(s) to Safety and section 7.13 Fire Fighter Self Rescue.

The twenty-hour training program incorporates theory, practical skill development and scenario-based training.  The following topics are reviewed in detail:

  • 360 degree walk around/Size up
  • Incident Safety Officer
  • Mayday protocol
  • Positive Pressure Attack
  • Understanding Smoke Behavior 
  • Rapid Intervention Team
  • Firefighter Drags and Carries

Day two is practical skills development, ending with scenario-based training. Excellent training for all members that attend.

Interested in the RIT Program?

All attending members will be evaluated on their practical skills by a certified Evaluator, ensuring the NFPA standards are met.  All members successful in the evaluation will received a certificate of achievement stating said standards were achieved.

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