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Rapid Intervention

Videos show firefighters running to escape a collapsing wall during a fire in Pottsville
Eight Spokane firefighters were inside when the roof of the US Bank building collapsed
A Milwaukee firefighter suffered burns to nearly 25% of his body during rescues at a well-involved house fire
Union President John Sibiga said the report shows the Baltimore County Fire Department “lacks sufficient fiscal, physical, and human resources to accomplish its core mission”
Baltimore firefighters kept fire from two burning boats from extending throughout the Anchorage Marina
Ill. OSHA report highlights accountability, communication among several errors in the death of a relatively new firefighter
A second firefighter fell into the basement during a mayday at a house fire in Homestead
Testimony during the Grande Costa D’Avorio fire investigation shows a Newark deputy chief canceled a call for assistance early in the blaze
If you think rapid intervention is just a box to check, think again
The mission often requires a dynamic loadout of equipment based on probable risk factors and the construction and occupancy type of the fire building
A grant from Firehouse Subs allows the Altoona Fire Department to purchase buddy breathing systems, TICs and RIT bags
Converse, Texas firefighters go outside and work on overcoming obstacles to package and remove a downed firefighter
Orange County firefighters returning from an EMS call came across the burning church
A Woodbury firefighter was quickly rescued after he was caught in a floor collapse
The ATF fire modeling research focused on the role of corrugated stainless-steel tubing in the death of Howard County Firefighter Nathan Flynn
Memphis firefighters became trapped while fighting a house fire Tuesday evening
Traditional methods can be cumbersome under high-stress conditions
Crews should train on implementing IRICs and placing rescue tools, all while following key standards
How to manage inside-out rescues, who runs command, when to engage the suppression team and more questions addressed
A Rapid Intervention Team removed the Bridgeport firefighter from the burning house, and an EMS crew transported him to a hospital
A mayday was called, and the firefighter was transported to an area hospital
The Middletown community is rallying to support Shawn Menear, who was flown to a Philadelphia hospital after sustaining burns in a collapse
Officials confirmed the deceased members include Lt. Paul Butrim, Firefighter-Paramedic Kelsey Sadler and EMT-Firefighter Kenny Lacayo
ICs need training reps to practice strategic deployment of resources, backup plans and communication skills
With the right training and direction, rapid intervention should never be a dull assignment
A Nashua, N.H., mayday underscores the importance of a quick mayday call and swift RIT response
Key questions to help determine if your department has the documentation needed – and whether your members are prepared
A Frederick County fire official said Captain Joshua Laird, 46, issued a mayday after falling through the floor into the basement