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Cover of Rapid Intervention Teams, 2nd Edition Manual.This second edition presents the purpose of a rapid intervention team (RIT) program and how to implement one in an emergency response organization. The text has updated photos and illustrations and uses the new IFSTA one-column format that is ideal for adult learners.

This book serves as a guide to the regulations and standards that apply to RIT including information from NFPA 1407 related to training and operational concepts. Find an equipment list for rapid intervention work and how an RIT can use existing equipment.

This manual can be used as a guide for emergency services to develop and implement an up-to-date RIT program and/or modernize a current RIT program. Procedures and practical tips for rescuing those in trouble are included as well as how a two-team concept can provide resources for most rescue situations.

Training organizations can also use this as a textbook for a rapid intervention training program.


  1. Why Rapid Intervention?
  2. Sudden Unexpected Events
  3. Applicable Codes/Standards
  4. Operational Concepts
  5. On-Scene Organization and Preparation
  6. RIT Deployment
  7. Interior Rescue Evolutions
  8. Exterior Rescue Evolutions
  9. Maximizing Use of the RIT
  10. Accountability

Product specifications

Printed version specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-704-3

Pages: 208

E-book specs

ISBN: 9780879397050

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Publication No. FR36141
Price $59 to $69