Rapid Intervention Team Crew Exercise
Mon, 2017-12-11 19:00 - Sun, 2018-01-21 17:00
This activity closed on December 5th, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Program Description 


Description:  This 2 day, 16 hour, physically demanding class will provide students with the most updated theories and techniques needed to mitigate many firefighter emergencies, and to effect the rescue of downed firefighters.  Students will spend the first day learning skills and techniques to overcome many firefighter emergencies to include the following:

  • Downed firefighter assessment
  • Downed firefighter packaging and removal
  • Low air emergencies
  • Entanglements
  • Below grade rescues
  • Upper floor/roof rescues

Day 2 will be spent performing multiple downed firefighter scenarios of various degrees of difficulty.  These scenarios are real world and are based off of past line of duty deaths and near misses.  The scenarios are designed to tie in the skills learned with the tactical decision making of the individual and to also increase the teamwork of the Rapid Intervention Crew in a "real world" environment with stressors and challenges that can be expected on the fire ground.


Prerequisites:  RIT Awareness and Firefighter Survival

Classroom portion will be held at East Whiteland Fire Company -- Date 12/11/17

Practical portion will be held at the PSTC -- 137 Modena Road, Coatesville,  19320 -- Date 1/20/18 and 1/21/18


East Whiteland Fire Company
205 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355
United States

Course details

  • Event starts: Mon, Dec 11 2017 - 7:00 pm
  • Event ends: Sun, Jan 21 2018 - 5:00 pm
  • Course opens: Wed, Oct 18 2017
  • Course expires: Mon, Dec 04 2017
  • Cost: $150.00