Rapid Intervention Teams
Class Date(s) Saturday, Jun 12 2021 8:30AM-5:00PM  
Sunday, Jun 13 2021 8:30AM-5:00PM  
Class# 21FS97021  

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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.

Training Audience:

Prerequisite(s): Firefighter Survival

Course Length: 16-hour

Certification: Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Certificate (4-hour RIT Awareness); Chester County Certificate (12-hour Crew Exercise)

Equipment Needs: Pen / pencil, note-taking material. Full turnout gear including SCBA with spare cylinder.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education Hours: None

Course Contact: Jeff Groves, Fire Training Coordinator, office: (610) 344-5017 or via email at jgroves@chesco.org.

Price $200.00
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Class Location
Academic Bldg. #126 / Classroom
Public Safety Training Campus , 137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA   19320
(610) 344-4100