Fire Gear Tips
Webbing in the RIT kit
The kit should have at least two separate lengths of webbing between 15 and 20 feet tied in a loop so that it is ready to go.
Use a girth hitch for rescues
The girth hitch also can be used to lift the person up or down a set of stairs.
Choose high-visibility webbing
When working in a limited-visibility environment, a high-visibility colors like yellow, lime green or orange work best.
Quick access to webbing
The only way to know that your webbing location works is to try it. Trial and error will prove what works.
Recognize Risk Factors
Exposures occur in several forms and by several routes. Respiratory exposures occur because firefighters remove breathing apparatus without knowing airborne hazards exist...