RIT PLUS … SIMULATION TRAINING, SITUATIONAL AWARENESS, COMMUNICATIONS, COLLABORATION & COOPERATION HIGHLIGHT RIT REVAMP …
Firehouse.com: Instructors feel that the most profound impact on the member’s outcome is determined by what’s done immediately on the fireground and by staying on scene until a pulse is regained. This belief is supported by NIOSH investigations into LODDs and data from Dr. Mickey Eisenberg in his book, Resuscitate. For every minute compressions are delayed in witnessed ventricular fibrillation arrests, chances for survival decreases by 7–10 percent (Eisenberg, 2009).
The CFD RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) Task Force in 2016 consists of the following EMS and Fire, Search & Rescue companies — dispatched to every working structure fire:
(1) RIT battalion chief
(1) RIT paramedic field chief
(1) RIT truck company
(1) RIT ambulance
(1) RIT ALS engine (high-rise fires only)