Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) – Revised Dates

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Date(s) - June 03
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Shepherdstown Fire Department

Rapid Intervention Team course will be held at Shepherdstown VFD. The lead instructors will be Jason Hoover and Bob Faas with a multitude of assisting instructors throughout the course. The dates will be Friday evening June 3 at 6pm, Saturday June 4 at 8am , and Sunday June 5 at 8am.

Firefighting is dangerous as well as physically and mentally challenging. Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) operations are the highest priority when a firefighter is lost, disoriented, or trapped. Firefighter survival and RIT training programs teach self survival and safe extrication of a downed firefighter who may be injured, trapped or lost at an emergency scene.

Rapid intervention teams and practical applications aimed at locating a firefighter using the PASS device and removing him/her from a hostile environment. Skills taught include corridor search, large area search, SCBA harness conversion, proper use of the RIT Pack, one and two person drags, firefighter removal up or down a staircase, removal out a window utilizing various carries and ropes, as well as ladder assisted lifts from a basement.

This course is physically demanding and requires all students to demonstrate all skills taught in the program. Participants may be removed from skills rotations if they cannot physically complete tasks.

Full PPE is required and a complete SCBA with two bottles.

Students are required to bring NFPA Compliant Protective Clothing consisting of helmet, hood, coat, gloves, bunker pants, and boots.

Advanced hydration is required

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Seats Available 26

Bookings are closed for this event.