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Photo of the Week: ‘Pittsburgh’ RIT drill

Converse, Texas firefighters go outside and work on overcoming obstacles to package and remove a downed firefighter


Photo/Converse Fire Department

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By FireRescue1 Staff

CONVERSE, Texas — Converse firefighters spent a day outside using various props and materials to train on rescuing a downed firefighter.

The rapid intervention training called the “Pittsburgh drill” is based on the Bricelyn Street fire in Pittsburgh, on Feb. 14, 1995, that claimed the lives of three firefighters.


Photo/Converse Fire Department


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