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    My full time dept. has one automatic on a working fire, or on report if the OIC requests them.

    My call dept. has them come in on a 3rd alarm....tell me what kind of sense that makes!


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    My Department has an automatic dispatch sent up upon conformation of a working structurew fire by the first officer on scene.

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    Any working fire generates a call for a mutual aid FAST - Commack, NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecfr1978
    We rarely ever call for a RIT team due to the fact that they will most likely be volunteers. NOT SAYING THAT VOLUNTEERS CANT DO RIT, BUT ITS NO GOOD IF THEY HAVE TO COME FROM THE HOUSE,THEN TO THE STATION, THEN TO THE SCENE, WHEN A F/F GOES DOWN AT A WORKING FIRE. .

    Wait a second ... You don't call the volunteer RIT based on the extra couple of minutes it takes for them to respond, therefore you don't call a RIT at all? Just so I am clear, ... on a call where a RIT would be appropriate, you don't call one at all because it will take a few minutes longer due to the fact that they are volunteers. Did a fire chief approve this? And your personnel accept it? I cannot even imagine a demographic or geographic area where this would be acceptable. I do remember a decade or so ago when fast/rit/fat/ric/rig was unheard of, and having a dedicated rescue crew standing by to save our own was not even close to a consideration. But that was then, this is NOW. It is far to mainstream and acceptable, no wait .. "recommended" that RIT be on scene as soon as possible. Cognizantly disregarding a RIT for any reason when one would be appropriate is begging for a lawsuit if any one of your personnel are delayed rescue as a result. Because they might be slower to respond, as volunteers, makes no sense. Obviously, if there were a "career" that were closer (quicker) you would call them right? Well there must not be, so isn't calling those "slower" volleys a consideration? I just don't get it.

    J. Fred Ayars
    Salem City Fire Chief
    A "Volunteer" Department with response times quicker than most Career Departments. (And no, we don't live or sleep at the stations).

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    The saying "better late than never definitely comes to mind" :-)

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    Default RIC Bag Equipment

    I was wondering if any dept out there that use a RIC bag would like to share with me a list of what types of equipment you are puting in your RIC bag!

    Any info would be great!!!!

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