Rapid intervention is a big deal. It's a big deal because the intended purpose of rapid intervention operations is to rescue firefighters who are lost, injured, trapped or otherwise unable to escape from a deadly situation. If you can't perform rapid intervention tactics, if you haven't...
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Rapid intervention operations are almost always custom built and specific to the situation at hand. Next time you are conducting RIT training, try one of the above ideas and see whether they can help you get the job done faster, safer or more efficiently.
JOHN J. SALKA Jr., a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a 28-year veteran battalion chief with FDNY, the commander of the 18th battalion in the Bronx. Salka has instructed at several FDNY training programs, including the department's Probationary Firefighters School, Captains Management Program and Battalion Chiefs Command Course. He conducts training programs at national and local conferences and has been recognized for his firefighter survival course "Get Out Alive." Salka co-authored the FDNY Engine Company Operations manual and wrote the book First In, Last Out — Leadership Lessons From the New York Fire Department. He also operates Fire Command Training (www.firecommandtraining.com), a New York-based fire service training and consulting firm.