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The effectiveness of current fire fighter rapid intervention teams
James CarterSteve Wright
Rapid Intervention Teams (RITs) are teams of two or more fire fighters designated to be on standby at an emergency scene in the event that other fire fighters become lost, trapped or injured and need to be rescued. This project conducted trials of rescue scenarios with two and four person RITs to compare their effectiveness and explore the limitations of two person teams. The researchers recommend a number of improvements to RIT policies and practices based on the findings.
Rapid Intervention Team (RIT); rescue; staffing levels; recommendations; comparison
Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C.