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The effectiveness of current fire fighter rapid intervention teams
James CarterSteve Wright
The research problem investigated was to evaluate the effectiveness of current Rapid Intervention Team protocols and then provide practical recommendations that fire departments can use to improve current RIT policies and practices. The study specifically tried to determine the effectiveness of a 2 person RIT team compared to a 4 person team during various downed fire fighter scenarios. Some research suggests that current RIT teams staffed with only 2 fire fighters may be dangerously inadequate.
Rapid Intervention Team (RIT); rescue; staffing levels; recommendations; comparison
Justice Institute of British Columbia