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    Question RIT/RIC Standards

    Can somebody help me out?

    What NFPA Standard outlines the responsibilities and/or even the need/requirement for RIT teams. I am not questioning it, but, everybody has an OPINION of the duties of a rit team, I am just looking for the official.

    The best answer I have come up with so far is that rit is a variation of the OSHA 2 in 2 out rule.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks and be safe!
    Last edited by Bryan5871; 11-09-2005 at 03:08 PM.

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    NFPA 1710 for Career departments
    NFPA 1720 for Volunteer departments

    Initial Attack
    - Two people shall work as a team in hazardous locations.
    - Two people are to be available outside of the hazardous locations in case the two people in the hazardous location need to be rescued.
    - The fire department shall have the capability for sustained operations, as well as provide a dedicated rapid intervention crew.

    Departments must also provide rapid intervention crews for special operations (specialized incidents).

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    NFPA 1500 also...
    James K. Crawford
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    Midway Fire Rescue
    Pawleys Island, SC

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