Arriving as the Rapid Intervention Team
When you are responding as the rapid intervention team, what's being discussed in your rig? On arrival, how do you deploy the personnel and move equipment to the staging area and do you complete a size-up? Who does the size-up of the structure, the scene and the additional resources?
In my former department, we'd listen to the fireground traffic, determine who is on scene and try to figure out a size-up. As we arrived, the officer went to the command post to check in with the IC while the crew pulled the proper gear (depending on structure, conditions, etc.) and it was carried up in a stokes. Once we were back together, the officer would give a status update and then a firefighter joined the officer for a 360 while another firefighter checked for the availability of handlines and ladders in front of the fire building.