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    Default RIT bag equipment?

    We recently purchased a true north rit pack. What do you put in your rit bags?
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    Congratulations on your purchase. Which bag did you get? I would recommend at least a Sling-Link, some good quality cutters, door chocks and some light sticks. The bags has unlimited possibilities. If you should have any problem at all with the bag, let me know and I can help you get it fixed.
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    Default RIT bag Equipment

    I'm not familiar with your rit bag, so I dont know how many tools you can fit. I would strongly suggest a spair mask with regulator, 14" bolt cutters, razor knife, strong wire cutters, and a sling link harness. Glow sticks or a small strobe light are nice if you can keep them neatly stored away.
    Your next piece of equipment should be a 200ft rope for search!
    Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ff38jmd View Post
    I'm not familiar with your rit bag, so I dont know how many tools you can fit. I would strongly suggest a spair mask with regulator, 14" bolt cutters, razor knife, strong wire cutters, and a sling link harness. Glow sticks or a small strobe light are nice if you can keep them neatly stored away.
    Your next piece of equipment should be a 200ft rope for search!
    Good Luck.
    Depending on which bag they got, that is all possible. One of the bags has a detachble rope bag. The other two do not offer that feature. They are all designed for the spare air and mask. Here are the three choices. The second bag on the list, is discontinued.
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    Just make sure the connections will work from the pack to the masks/packs of the firefighters where you respond FAST/ RIT to...

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    We have a RIT pack on every rig. They include:

    -Spare SCBA cylinder with low pressure lines for the quick fill, and another with a double male adapter to be plugged right into the EBSS line.
    -Spare Facepiece, with regulator
    -Wire cutters
    -Several door wedges
    -Webbing
    -A 2ft (approx) peice of rope with a caribeaner on each end. We use this so instead of undoing the downed firemans waist strap you clip one end on the backpack assembly, run it between his legs, and then clip the other end to the waiststrap.

    Some people said that they carry the sling-link, I am not a big fan of that. To me it is just to "awkward" to be using in an emergency situation. Having to line up 2 loops for the legs, 2 for the arms, and then the last one to pull just seems like a waste of time to me. To me it seems more logical to quickly tighten the downed firemans straps and then grap them and go.
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    We carry RIT packs with:

    Spare mask w/ regulator
    18' air hose
    3 door chocks
    3 door straps
    Wire cutters
    Spare flash light
    2 spare carabiners
    300' search line.

    Something we did with the search line is attach a carabiner to the end for an anchor. It can be wrapped around a column of a house, tree, fence post or even a door hinge...whatever you can find. We also tied small steel rings into the line at every 50 feet. On one side of the steel ring we tied to knots into the rope. This helps you find your way back to the anchor point. If you need a pic for visual aid let me know.

    Stay safe out there.

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