Firefighter Survival - Part 2

In my July 1997 column, I outlined some of the topics and skills which must be taught to all of our members if we wish to avoid a tragedy. As I mentioned, the focus of survival training should include three main categories: hazard awareness, escape...


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Those are a few of the personnel and policy items to consider when implementing a RIT procedure. Next column I'll describe some of the tools and techniques needed to successfully implement a "rescue operation."


John Norman, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a captain with the FDNY, assigned to Rescue Company 1 in Manhattan. He is also an instructor at the Nassau County, NY, Fire Service Academy and lectures nationally on fire and rescue topics. Norman is the author of Fire Officer's Handbook Of Tactics, which may be ordered by calling 800-752-9768.