Re: RIT Line vs Backup Line
I would have to say that you should have a back-up line that is deployed from a sperate souce of water than your attack line. The same can be said about the RIT line but manpower is the key.
Originally posted by phyrngn
My question is this. Due to this fact, we have neglected the "backup" hoseline that, according to most fire tactics books that I've read, is supposed to follow the first line in and back them up if something goes wrong. At most working fires, we'll have an attack line, and a RIT Line, but no backup line. Our department policy states that the RIT Line is for Maydays only.
What would you deploy first: the backup line to potentially prevent the need for a RIT Line, or a RIT line to fulfill 2 in 2 out?
Thanks for the discussion.:D