FF159 Rapid Intervention Team Operations
This 30-hour course is a comprehensive program designed to prepare experienced firefighters for the difficult job of rescuing other firefighters from a structure fire incident.
The course emphasizes the importance of Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT) being composed of veteran, well trained, and physically fit firefighters.
Major course topics include: MAY-DAY procedures; Rapid Intervention Team search techniques; downed firefighter assessment; air changeover procedures; drags and carries; extrication; 2:1 lowering systems; sub-level rescues; ladder rescues; the "Denver" drill; the "Pittsburgh" drill; communications; and accountability.
The first four hours of the class are classroom, with the remaining time consisting of hands-on practical training.
- $133.00 per student on campus
- $2,000 flat rate off campus
Basic Firefighting, Firefighter I Live Burn and Firefighter Survival Get Out Alive
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Maximum Class Size
Required Student Materials
- NFPA Compliant Structural Firefighting Clothing
- NFPA Compliant SCBA
- Student will be able to locate and evaluate firefighter using standard RIT practices.
- Student will be able to prepare firefighter and equipment for rescue.
- Student will be able to rescue and remove downed firefighter with minimal resources.