FIRE FIGHTER RESCUE & RIT, Jim McCormack, 2003
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This NewsNote deals with Fire Fighter Rescue & Rapid Intervention Training (RIT).
Firefighter Rescue & Rapid Intervention Teams is the most comprehensive book available dealing with firefighter rescue and rapid intervention team operations.
Part I deals with the skills involved in rescuing a firefighter. Part II details the importance of the rapid intervention teams set-up, positions, tools, proactive tasks, deployment and commanding RIT operations.
Part I Chapters
Firefighter Rescue: The Ultimate Fireground Challenge
Searching for a firefighter
Assessing, Stabilizing, and Packaging a Firefighter
Firefighter Rescue and Removal Techniques
Part II Chapters
Why Do We Need Rapid Intervention Teams
The Rapid Intervention Team
Rapid Intervention Team Tools and Staging
Preparing the Fireground: Proactive Fireground Tasks
Responding to a MAYDAY: The RIT Deployment
Commanding Rapid Intervention Operations
Firefighter Rescue & Rapid Intervention Team Training Sessions
5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 189 pages, B&W photos, softbound, ISBN: 0-9719788-2-4, BF5591 / $36.95