Thread: RIT/RIC Standards
11-09-2005, 02:59 PM #1
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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.
11-10-2005, 03:24 PM #2
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NFPA 1710 for Career departments
NFPA 1720 for Volunteer departments
- 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).
11-10-2005, 05:14 PM #3
NFPA 1500 also...James K. Crawford
Assistant Fire Chief
Midway Fire Rescue
Pawleys Island, SC
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