Evaluating Rapid Intervention Teams

Jim McCormack reviews rapid intervention teams and focuses on prevention so that the teams are not needed.


It’s all a matter of perspective. If an entire fireground incident is being managed under the incident command system (ICS), then when things go wrong on the fireground it must mean that the ICS isn’t working, right? If that’s not the case, then the signals being sent out about the fact that...


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The evaluation is only the first step. Step two involves providing training based on the results. Use this information to help your firefighters prepare for the most intense fireground operations they’ll ever encounter: rescuing one of their own.


Jim McCormack has been a firefighter for 15 years and is currently a lieutenant with the Indianapolis Fire Department. He is the founder and president of the Fire Department Training Network (www.fdtraining.com), a membership network dedicated to firefighter training, and author of the books Firefighter Survival and Firefighter Rescue & Rapid Intervention Teams.