Rapid Intervention Team's
Ok I need some help on Rapid Intervention Team's. I will give a brief story so you will know why I am seeking your help.
The other day a Captain from another station on another shift approched one of our D.C.'s and asked him if the RIT SOG could be changed to allow the RIT to stage inside an engine with A/C. He felt that his crew would be more "fresh" if they were deployed. I dont think the D.C. bought into his idea but told him to bring him data and info. where this is being done and present it to the Chief's and they would consider the change. The D.C. has apporched one of my guys the one who wrote the SOG on RIT and asked his opinion. We are totaly agnist the idea. He asked us to provide data and info. on why this is not an accepted practice. We have several SOG's from our department as well as other departments and no one address this in there SOG's.(staging RIT in the A/C) I am also doing other research to back my stance that the RIT should be staged outside in the yard.
I am asking everyone here to express there opinion on this. If you agree that the RIT should be staged outside or if you do not see a problem with them sitting in the A/C of an Engine. I want to have as much info and feedback as possible when I have to defend my/our stance. If anyone knows of any written information that would support the need to have RIT staged outside the more I have the better off I will be. I want to really knock this in the dirt. Thanks in advance for your feedback wheather you are on my side or not.