Randy Carpenter Memorial Firefighter Survival and Rescue School | Day 1 June 7, 2016

Randy Carpenter Memorial Firefighter Survival and Rescue School | Day 1 June 7, 2016

Contact: AggressiveFirefighter@gmail.com for a class at your location.
Day 1 (Morning) Firefighter Survival
An introduction to the program that sets the tone for the course by identifying and explaining the need for a complete fire ground survival program. Through case studies of past incidents, reviews of firefighter fatality reports and data, and discussions which identify the common (and repeated) causes and components that lead to firefighter fatalities on the fire ground, participants will gain in-depth understanding of the need for firefighter survival, firefighter rescue, and rapid intervention team training for all firefighters in every fire department.
Day 1 (Morning & Afternoon) Firefighter Survival
This portion of the program teaches students the skills they need to manage their own fire ground emergency. Students learn and practice the individual survival skills that will keep them alive, topics include:
Managing YOUR Mayday
SCBA Emergencies
Disorientation Emergencies
Emergency Escape Techniques
Day 2 (Morning & Afternoon) Firefighter Rescue
This portion of the program teaches students the skills and teamwork needed to perform both simple and advanced firefighter rescues. Firefighter rescue is physically demanding and exhausting work — students find out, firsthand, what it takes to overcome the many fire ground obstacles that exist to successfully perform these rescues. Topics include:
Searching for a firefighter
Firefighter fire ground CPR
Assessing and packaging a downed firefighter
Drags, carries, and navigating stairs
Firefighter disentanglement
Rescue through breached openings
Rescue from collapse
Window rescues
Rescues from below
Day 3 (Morning) Rapid Intervention Team Development
This portion of the program assists departments in preparing for fire ground emergencies by understanding the need for, development of, staffing and training of rapid intervention teams. Topics include:
Standards & regulations
RIT staffing
RIT tools
RIT training
The reality of RIT Ops on the fireground
Day 3 (Morning & Afternoon)
Rapid Intervention Team Operations
Building on the Firefighter Rescue module, RIT Ops defines the rapid intervention team and its duties both before and during an actual firefighter emergency on the fire ground. Students cover all aspects of the RIT during this intense hands-on module, including:
RIT staffing
Member assignments and responsibilities
The role of the RIT Officer
RIT tools
Proactive fire ground tasks
Responding to a fire ground Mayday
Locating and rescuing a downed firefighter
Command’s role in RIT Ops
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